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PRUNE CREEK, WY

part ofBighorn National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PRUNE CREEK
Status: Closed through Wed May 27 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Prune Creek Campground is located along the Bighorn Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14) near the Burgess Junction at an elevation of 7,700 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 pines covers the area, creating excellent wildlife habitat.

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 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.

Nearby Attractions:

Burgess Junction Visitor Center is 4 miles away. Shell Falls Visitor Center, at the overlook of Shell Falls, is about 23 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 28 miles from the campground. This unique geoglyph signifies all creation, all races of people, birds, fish, animals, trees and stones. 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 Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • 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
  • Groups larger than 20 people must camp elsewhere; Willow Park, Hettinger, Ranger Creek Recreation Area or Pine Island offer group camping
  • 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 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):
44.76889, -107.46861
44°46'8"N, 107°28'7"W

Located 26 miles southwest of Dayton, Wyoming along U.S. Highway 14.

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

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PRUNE CREEK

  WY 

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)587-9054
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