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part ofShoshone National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Tue Jun 30 2015   Season Dates


Threemile Campground is located just three miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and less than 50 miles from the full service gateway community of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. The area is an ideal destination for a family getaway, with many opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along the North Fork of the Shoshone River and has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A forest of lodgepole pine covers the campground, which sits at an elevation of 6,700 feet.

A wide variety of wildlife lives in the area. Visitors often glimpse grizzly bears, deer, elk, bison, moose, fox, coyotes and bald eagles.


Great opportunities for hiking, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing are available around the campground. The North Fork of the Shoshone River is a popular fly-fishing location for rainbow and Yellowstone cutthroat trout. The nearby Pahaska Trail provides access into the North Absaroka Wilderness Area.


The campground offers family campsites for hard-sided camp trailers and RVs. Some sites overlook the river. Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring and food storage locker. Vault toilets, hand-pumped drinking water and trash collection are provided. Campers may gather firewood in the area.

Nearby Attractions:

Pahaska Tepee is just a mile west of the campground. This historic site is home to Buffalo Bill's original hunting lodge, built in 1904. Tours are offered daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Pahaska also offers guided horseback rides, a gift shop, restaurant and lodging.

Yellowstone National Park's east entrance is three miles from the campground via the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

The small, historic city of Cody offers a variety of dining, lodging and shopping options. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center offers extensive displays of Greater Yellowstone natural history, Plains Indians artifacts, western art, firearms, Buffalo Bill memorabilia and a wild sheep exhibit.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Star Gazing
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Archeological Sites
  • Day Use Area
  • Gift Shop
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • To minimize conflicts between campers and bears, only hard-sided camping is permitted at this campground
  • Cell phone service is not available in the area
  • Utility hookups are not available in the campground
  • An additional fee will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Pack and saddle stock animals are not permitted in the campground
  • Recreational use of off-road vehicles is not permitted within developed campgrounds; all off-road vehicles must have proper state registration or a Wyoming ORV sticker on display to operate on Forest Service roads
  • Click here for more information on the Shoshone National Forest

Caution! The Shoshone National Forest is home to one of the most abundant grizzly bear populations in the lower 48 states. All food, beverages and odorous attractants must be stored inside a hard-sided vehicle or in the provided food storage lockers, and made unavailable to bears. Garbage must be properly disposed in bear-proof trash containers. The food storage ordinance is strictly enforced. Campground hosts can provide more information regarding bear safety and campground regulations.
  • 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):
44.49611, -109.95111
44°29'46"N, 109°57'4"W

From Cody, Wyo., follow Sheridan Avenue west through Cody until the road leaves town and becomes the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14/16/20). The campground is located almost 49 miles west of Cody, on the south side of U.S. Highway 14/16/20, next to the Shoshone River.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

254-324 North Fork Highway
Cody  WY  82414

Phone Number:

Information:  (307) 527-6921
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