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PINE ISLAND GROUP AREA, WY

part ofBighorn National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PINE ISLAND GROUP AREA
Status: Open through Mon Sep 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Pine Island Group Area is located along the Bighorn Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14) near the Burgess Junction at an elevation of 8,400 feet. 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 the banks of the South Fork Tongue River in the Bighorn Mountains, where craggy granite peaks rise over 13,000 feet above sea level. A forest of lodgepole pine covers the area, creating excellent wildlife habitat. Englemann spruce and Douglas fir dot the landscape.

Recreation:

Off-road vehicle trails, scenic jeep roads, hiking, fishing and canoeing 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.

Nearby Sibley Lake is open to non-motorized craft and offers an accessible fishing dock on the shoreline. Anglers fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group site for overnight camping or day-use picnicking. It can accommodate up to 150 people. A three-sided picnic shelter with 30-amp electric plugs is on-site.

Picnic and serving tables, a campfire circle and grill are provided, as are accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection.

Nearby Attractions:

Burgess Junction Visitor Center is 3 miles away. Shell Falls Visitor Center, at the overlook of Shell Falls, is about 22 miles southwest. Both centers offer interpretive trails, scenic views and educational displays about natural features like flora and fauna, and area history.

The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is about 27 miles from the campground. This unique geoglyph signifies all creation and according to tribal beliefs, the circular shape of the wheel represents the earth, sun, moon, the cycles of life, seasons and day to night.

Arrowhead Lodge, Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn are nearby, offering off-road vehicle rentals and fishing supplies, as well as dining options and general stores.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Lodging
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • Group area is also available for day use for the same rate as overnight use
  • The gate will be closed but unlocked upon your arrival; please open and proceed
  • RVs must be parked in the parking lot
  • Electricity is available only inside the picnic shelter
  • 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):
44.77778, -107.4775
44°46'40"N, 107°28'39"W

Located 27 miles west of Dayton, Wyoming, on U.S. Highway 14.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PINE ISLAND GROUP AREA
US HWY 14 - 27 MI W OF DAYTON
DAYTON  WY  82836

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)587-9054
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