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LOST CABIN CAMPGROUND, WY

part ofBighorn National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LOST CABIN CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lost Cabin Campground is located 29 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east 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.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a hillside above Highway 16. A dense forest of lodgepole pine covers the area and North Fork Creek flows nearby.

Recreation:

Scenic off-road driving is available on nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well.

Many additional hiking trails are available in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. A short trail leads from the campground to a scenic creek below.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

The nearest dump station is 12 miles away on Powder River Pass.

Nearby Attractions:

Meadowlark Lake is 20 minutes west of the campground, and Tie Hack Reservoir is 20 minutes north. Both lakes are great locations for canoeing and fishing.

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 This old fire lookout was built by the CCC decades ago and is no longer active.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.

South Fork Lodge is nearby, offering dining options, lodging, guided horseback riding and fishing and camping supplies.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Lodging
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • This campground allows 30-day stays; however, a move out of the campground for 30 days is required before a second 30-day stay can be reserved.
  • Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
  • 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.
  • Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host.
  • Site # 7 is a double site. The single site fee (1-8 people) is $15.00 for one non-towed vehicle with trailer per site per day; an extra car, including what it tows, is an additional $9.00. The double site fee (9-16 people) is $30.00 for two non-towed vehicles with trailers per site per day; an extra car, including what it tows, is an additional $9.00. A 4th car (maximum) is free.
  • Click here for more information on the Bighorn 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):
44.14833, -106.95306
44°8'54"N, 106°57'11"W

From Buffalo, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 16 southwest about 27 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LOST CABIN CAMPGROUND

  WY 
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