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WAPITI CAMPGROUND, WY
part ofShoshone National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Mon Sep 14 2015 Season Dates
OverviewWapiti 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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Know Before You Go
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.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:WAPITI CAMPGROUND
2225 HWY 14-16-20
CODY WY 82414
Phone Number:Information: (307)527-6921