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MIDDLE FORK, WY

part ofBighorn National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MIDDLE FORK
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Middle Fork Campground is located 14 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, adjacent to the Cloud Peak Skyway (scenic byway), 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 sits on the banks of the Middle Fork of Clear Creek, within pine and aspen forests. Tie Hack Reservoir and numerous additional creeks are found nearby.

Recreation:

Nearby Tie Hack Reservoir is a non-motorized lake offering a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout.

The Circle Park Trailhead is 3.5 miles from the campground. This beautiful trail accesses numerous alpine lakes and two 12,000' peaks within the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Many additional hiking trails are available in the area.

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. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trails up to the Cloud Peak Wilderness boundary.

Facilities:

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

Nearby Attractions:

South Fork Lodge is located within 10 miles and offers dining option, lodging, guided horseback riding, a fishing pond, and a small store with fishing and camping supplies.

A dump station is available 18 miles away at Powder River Pass.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing streams
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • 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.
  • Space is limited and allows for no more than 1-2 (8x10') tents per site.
  • 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.
  • Site #1 is a double site. Double sites can be reserved as either a single (1-8 people) or a double site (9-16 people). The single site fee (1-8 people) is $16.00 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 $32.00 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.
  • Firewood may be purchased from the campground host.
  • 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):
44.30167, -106.94917
44°18'6"N, 106°56'57"W

From Buffalo, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 16 west 13 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MIDDLE FORK
US HWY 16 - 13 MI W OF BUFFALO WY
BUFFALO  WY  82834

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)587-9054
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