BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST
BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST
2013 Eastside 2nd Street
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Located in north-central Wyoming, the Big Horn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently located half-way between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the Big Horns are a great vacation destination in themselves. No region in Wyoming is provided with a more diverse landscape -- from lush grasslands to alpine meadows, from crystal-clear lakes to glacial carved valleys, from rolling hills to sheer mountain walls.
Visit the Bighorn National Forest and enjoy the multiple reservoirs, 32 campgrounds, 3 scenic byways, 14 picnic areas, 7 lodges, miles and miles of streams, 189,000 acres of Wilderness, 1,500 miles of trails, and much more that provide a forest experience unique to the Big Horns.
We hope this website provides you with inside information on the Big Horn Mountains - from the experiences they have to offer to the way the USFS manages their many resources. Most of all, we hope it invites you come see their spectacular beauty for yourselves.
Bald Mountain Campground
Bald Mountain Campground is located along the Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway U.S. Highway 14A, 33 miles east of Lovell, Wyoming. The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is nearby. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic natural beauty and recreational opportunities.
The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds e-mail ....more
Boulder Park Campground
Boulder Park Campground is located about 50 miles east of Worland, Wyoming on the west side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness area.
The Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites.
The campground sits on the banks of West Tensleep....more
Circle Park Campground
Circle Park Campground is located about 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. Part of the Bighorn National Forest, the area offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites.
The campground offers several....more
Island Park Campground
Island Park Campground is located in pine and spruce forest on West Tensleep Creek near West Tensleep Lake and the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Located 21 miles northeast of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, and 55 east of Worland, Wyoming, on US Hwy 16 this campground is nestled in the Bighorn National Forest offering a wide variety of activities including, hiking, fishing,....more
There are many developed campgrounds throughout the Bighorn Forest. Camping can generally be enjoyed from June through September. Regulations permit camping in developed campgrounds for a maximum of 14 consecutive days. Advance reservations may be made for certain sites in specific campgrounds by calling 1-877-444-6777. Most campgrounds will have sites available on a first-come, first-served basis, as well.
Camping outside of a campground is allowed on many areas of the Forest. Regulations permit camping in dispersed areas for a maximum of 21 days in Wyoming, however you should consult with your local Forest Service office for regulations regarding this and other activities.
Reservations are not required for camping in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. However, it is required that visitors to the Wilderness register with the Bighorn National Forest, which can be done at major trailheads and in Forest offices.
Campgrounds and trails in the Bighorn National Forest are subject to severe winter weather conditions, year round. Due to this variability, the Forest cannot guarantee that all facilities will continue to be open throughout the season. The information contained in this web site will be updated as time and situations allow.
For your safety, obtain your drinking and cooking water from potable water sources such as well pumps or water hydrants. If potable water is not available, boil water from lakes or streams for 5 minutes or use other purification methods.
Campgrounds are expensive to maintain. Please accept the challenge to take home your litter and garbage, thus allowing limited maintenance funds to be utilized for other maintenance chores.