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LEIGH CREEK CAMPGROUND, WY

part ofBighorn National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LEIGH CREEK CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Leigh Creek Campground is located about 35 miles east of Worland, Wyoming, on the west side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness area. Located in the Bighorn National Forest, visitors to the area enjoy a wide variety of activities including hiking, fishing, scenic driving, and a number of historic sites.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on the banks of Tensleep Creek surrounded by a forest of lodgepole pine. Many lakes and streams are found in the surrounding Bighorn Mountains.

Recreation:

Off-highway vehicle trails, scenic jeep roads, hiking and additional fishing streams are available in the surrounding area. Diverse hikes vary from loop trails to treks along creeks and over mountain peaks; many trails access the Cloud Peak Wilderness, which is 14 miles northeast of the campground. Meadowlark Lake is about 11 miles from the campground. This small lake allows motorized craft at a wake-less speed. West Tensleep Lake is 14 miles northeast of the campground and is open to non-motorized craft only. Both lakes are great locations for canoeing and fishing.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water from a hand pump, and trash collection are provided. The nearest dump station is 22 miles away at Powder River Pass.

Nearby Attractions:

The High Park Lookout is located just east of Meadowlark Lake. This old fire lookout was built by the CCC decades ago and is no longer active. A short hike leads to the lookout, where hikers are awarded panoramic views of the surrounding area. Deer Haven Lodge and Meadowlark Lodge are nearby, offering dining options, lodging, guided horseback riding and fishing and camping supplies.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • RV sites
  • Shade
  • Star Gazing
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Lodging
  • Motorcycle Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
  • Restaurant
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scenic Drive
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice.
  • Two non-towed vehicles allowed per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle will be charged an extra $9.00 fee at the campground.
  • Sites 7 and 8 are tent only and will not accommodate campers or RVs.
  • Firewood may be purchased from the host.
  • Click here for more information on the Bighorn National Forest (http://www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn)
    • 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):
    44.08088, -107.3136
    44°4'51"N, 107°18'49"W

    From Ten Sleep, WY, drive 7.5 miles on Hwy 16 to FSR 018 (WY Hwy 436). Bear right and travel nearly 1 more mile to the campground.

    The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds at 1380 Wolverine Lane, Bozeman, MT 59718
    E-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    LEIGH CREEK CAMPGROUND

      WY 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (406)587-9054
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