Recreation

View of the Wild and Scenic Clarks Fork River in the canyon

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

Serving as the eastern gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Shoshone provides many opportunities for people to connect with nature.

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.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in Wyoming’s great outdoors in the Shoshone National Forest.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Beartooth Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Big Game Campground Closed to Visitor
Blackwater Pond Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Brooks Lake Campground Open to Visitor This campground will remain open with no fees and limited services (restrooms) until snow inhibits use.
Brooks Lake Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Brown Mountain Campground Open to Visitor
Bruce Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Clay Butte Lookout Closed to Visitor Closed until Summer 2019
Clearwater Campground Closed to Visitor
Clearwater Group Site Closed to Visitor
Crazy Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Dead Indian Campground Open to Visitor One loop is open year round.
Deer Creek Campground Open to Visitor Deer Creek Campground is open year round
Dickinson Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Double Cabin Campground Open to Visitor This campground will remain open with no fees and limited services (restrooms) until snow inhibits use.
Eagle Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Eagle Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Elk Fork Campground Open to Visitor Open year round.
Falls Campground Closed to Visitor
Fiddlers Lake Campground Open to Visitor This campground will remain open with no fees and limited services (restrooms) until snow inhibits use.
Fishhawk Trailhead Open to Visitor Fishhawk Trailhead is open year-round. However, after September, there are no services provided. 
Fox Creek Campground - Closed Closed to Visitor Campground closed for 2019.
Horse Creek Campground Open to Visitor This campground will remain open with no fees and limited services (restrooms) until snow inhibits use.
Horse Creek Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Hugh Otte Camping Area Open to Visitor
Hunter Peak Campground Open to Visitor
Island Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Jack Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground is open year round.
Lake Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Lily Lake Camping Area Open to Visitor Campground is open year-round but snow may impact access.
Little Popo Agie Campground Open to Visitor
Little Sunlight Camping Area Open to Visitor Campground is open year-round but snow may impact access.
Louis Lake Campground Open to Visitor This campground will remain open with no fees and limited services (restrooms) until snow inhibits use.
Louis Lake Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Newton Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Newton Spring Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Pahaska Trailhead Open to Visitor
Pinnacles Campground Open to Visitor This campground will remain open with no fees and limited services (restrooms) until snow inhibits use.
Reef Creek Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Rex Hale Campground Closed to Visitor
Sinks Canyon Campground Open to Visitor
Sleeping Giant Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Sunlight Creek Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Sunlight Ranger Cabin Open to Visitor
Threemile Campground Closed to Visitor
Trail Lake Picnic Site Open to Visitor Open year round.
Wapiti Campground Open to Visitor
Wapiti Wayside Open to Visitor
Wind River Lake Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Wood River Campground Open to Visitor
Worthen Meadow Campground Open to Visitor This campground will remain open with no fees and limited services (restrooms) until snow inhibits use.
Worthen Meadow Picnic Site Open to Visitor


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/shoshone/recreation