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HUNTER PEAK, WY

part ofShoshone National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hunter Peak Campground is located on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway/State Highway 296, approximately four miles south of the junction with scenic Beartooth Highway/U.S. Highway 12. The campground is about 60 miles northeast of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on the banks of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. A mixed conifer forest covers the campground. A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bear, deer and elk makes its home in the area.

Recreation:

The Clarks Fork offers outstanding fishing opportunities for rainbow and cutthroat trout. Many hiking trails are located in the area, including the Clarks Fork Trailhead, which is across the highway from the campground.

Facilities:

This small campground contains single-family campsites, each equipped with a table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. A host is on-site. Firewood may be gathered in the area.

Fuel, sundries and a dump station are available in the nearby community of Crandall.

Nearby Attractions:

The Beartooth Highway was deemed "the most beautiful drive in America," by the late Charles Kuralt. It snakes across the rugged Beartooth Mountains from Red Lodge to Cooke City, Mont., and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Along the way, visitors are treated to sweeping views and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities.

Yellowstone National Park's northeast entrance is approximately 24 miles from the campground via the Beartooth Highway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Grizzly bears frequent the area; all food, beverages, coolers, trash and other attractants must be properly stored at all times
  • An additional fee is collected at the campground entrance for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the Shoshone National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.88472, -109.65444
44°53'5"N, 109°39'16"W

From Cody, Wyo., travel north on State Highway 120 to Highway 296. The campground is approximately 60 miles from Cody, and located on the left side of the highway.

From the northeast entrance of Yellowstone Park or Red Lodge, Mont, travel on U.S. Highway 212 to the junction with State Highway 296. Take Highway 296 approximately 5 miles to the campground, which is on the right side of the highway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HUNTER PEAK
4077 HWY 296
CODY  WY  82414

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)527-6921
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