Recreation


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From expansive wilderness and back country areas that provide a refuge from everyday life, to campgrounds and picnic sites along travel corridors, the Shoshone National Forest is a great place for recreation.

The Shoshone offers over 1,300 miles of trails, 32 campgrounds, and 11 picnic sites. Four Scenic Byways traverse the Shoshone, offering spectacular views of rugged mountain peaks, expansive plateaus awash in wildflowers, glaciers, rivers and streams, and unparalleled wildlife watching.

Serving as the eastern gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Shoshone National Forest provides a multitude of opportunities for people to connect with nature. So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in Wyoming’s great outdoors at Shoshone National Forest.

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Beartooth Lake Campground Closed Campground closed
Big Game Campground Closed Campground closed
Blackwater Pond Picnic Site Open
Brooks Lake Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather.
Brooks Lake Picnic Site Closed
Brown Mountain Campground Closed Campground closed
Bruce Picnic Site Closed
Clay Butte Lookout Closed
Clearwater Campground Closed Campground closed
Clearwater Group Site Closed Campground closed
Crazy Creek Campground Closed Campground closed
Dead Indian Campground Open Fees begin May 26, 2022 and run through September 12, 2022. One loop will stay open year round
Deer Creek Campground Open Campground open year round
Dickinson Creek Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Double Cabin Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Eagle Creek Campground Closed Campground closed
Eagle Creek Trailhead Open
Elk Fork Campground Open Campground open year round
Falls Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Fiddlers Lake Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Fishhawk Trailhead Open Fishhawk Trailhead is open year-round. However, after September, there are no services provided.
Fox Creek Campground - Closed Closed Closed for 2022
Horse Creek Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Horse Creek Picnic Site Closed
Hugh Otte Camping Area Open
Hunter Peak Campground Closed Campground closed
Island Lake Campground Closed Campground closed
Jack Creek Campground Open Campground open year round
Lake Creek Campground Closed Campground closed
Lily Lake Camping Area Open Open year round
Little Popo Agie Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Little Sunlight Camping Area Open Open year round
Louis Lake Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Louis Lake Picnic Site Closed
Newton Creek Campground Closed Campground closed
Newton Spring Picnic Site Closed Campground closed
Pahaska Trailhead Open
Pinnacles Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather conditions.
Reef Creek Picnic Site Open
Rex Hale Campground Closed Campground closed
Sinks Canyon Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather.
Sleeping Giant Picnic Site Closed Picnic area closed
Sunlight Creek Picnic Site Open
Sunlight Ranger Cabin Closed
Threemile Campground Closed Campground closed. Hardsided vehicles only.
Trail Lake Picnic Site Open
Wapiti Campground Closed Campground closed
Wapiti Wayside Closed
Wind River Lake Picnic Site Open
Wood River Campground Closed Campground closed
Worthen Meadow Campground Closed Opening date is tentative and dependent on weather.
Worthen Meadow Picnic Site Closed

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