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WAPITI CAMPGROUND, WY

part ofShoshone National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Wapiti Campground is located is located along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway about 30 miles west of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. It is 22 miles east of the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, hiking and viewing local wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated among cottonwood and juniper trees, along the North Fork of the Shoshone River, at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Ancient cliffs from the Absaroka volcanic mud flow tower above the campground.

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

Recreation:

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 Wapiti Wayside is located less than a quarter-mile east of the campground and offers interpretive information on grizzly bears and other local wildlife.

Facilities:

The campground offers accessible single- and double-family campsites, many of which have electric hookups. Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring and food storage locker. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Campers may gather firewood in the area.

Nearby Attractions:

Pahaska Tepee, west of the campground, 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 22 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
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • RV sites
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Baseball Fields
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trailheads
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • An additional fee will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Horses and other livestock are not allowed to stay in the campground, but may pass through to access trails
  • Nearest dump station is located at the Buffalo Bill State Park, 22 miles east of the campground toward Cody
  • 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):
44.46611, -109.62361
44°27'58"N, 109°37'25"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 30 miles west of Cody, on the north side of the highway and next to the river. It is between Elk Fork Campground to the west and Big Game Campground to the east.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WAPITI CAMPGROUND
2225 HWY 14-16-20
CODY  WY  82414

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)527-6921
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