Wapiti Campground

Area Status: Closed
Photograph of the Shoshone River

Wapiti Campground hosts 41 campsites on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, next to the historic Wapiti Ranger Station. "Wapiti" (pronounced WA-puh-tee) is the American Indian word for "elk."

Visit the nearby Wapiti Wayside to learn about grizzly bears, other wildlife, and general visitor information. The trailhead from the campground leads into the Washakie Wilderness via Elk Fork Creek. No cell service is available.

*This site is accessible to persons with mobility impairments. Maximum spur 50 feet.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations for Wapiti Campground can be made at www.recreation.gov.
Fees: $20/Night for single unit with electricity and $15/Night for single unit with no electricity.
Open Season: May of 2024
Usage: Heavy
  • Special Order 04-00-104 related to food storage and sanitation applies.
  • 16-day stay limit
Closest Towns: Cody, Wyoming
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet(s)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wapiti Ranger District in Cody, telephone 307.527.6921

General Information


From Cody, travel west on U.S. Highway 14/16/20 for 28 miles to the campground. (This campground is about 25 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone Natioal Park)

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 42 single, double and triple sites available
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75500&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites All

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