Recreation

Photograph of the Shoshone River

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 at Shoshone National Forest.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Beartooth Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 26, 2020
Big Game Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Blackwater Pond Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Brooks Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 19, 2020
Brooks Lake Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Brown Mountain Campground Closed to Visitor
Bruce Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Clay Butte Lookout Closed to Visitor
Clearwater Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Clearwater Group Site Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 1, 2020
Crazy Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Dead Indian Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Deer Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Dickinson Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Double Cabin Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Eagle Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Eagle Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Elk Fork Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Falls Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 5, 2020
Fiddlers Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 19, 2020
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
Horse Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Horse Creek Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Hugh Otte Camping Area Open to Visitor
Hunter Peak Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Island Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 26, 2020
Jack Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Lake Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 12, 2020
Lily Lake Camping Area Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Little Popo Agie Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 5, 2020
Little Sunlight Camping Area Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Louis Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens May 29, 2020
Louis Lake Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Newton Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Newton Spring Picnic Site Closed to Visitor Closed for 2020 season
Pahaska Trailhead Open to Visitor
Pinnacles Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 19, 2020
Reef Creek Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Rex Hale Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Sinks Canyon Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Sleeping Giant Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Sunlight Creek Picnic Site Open to Visitor
Sunlight Ranger Cabin Open to Visitor
Threemile Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens July 1, 2020
Trail Lake Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Wapiti Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Wapiti Wayside Open to Visitor
Wind River Lake Picnic Site Closed to Visitor
Wood River Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 22, 2020
Worthen Meadow Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens June 5, 2020
Worthen Meadow Picnic Site Closed to Visitor


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