Hunter Peak

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Hunter Peak Campground is located on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway/State Highway 296, approximately four miles south of the junction with scenic Beartooth Highway/U.S. Highway 12. The campground is about 60 miles northeast of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming.

This small campground contains single-family campsites, each equipped with a table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, hand-pumped water, and trash collection are provided. A host is on-site. Firewood may be gathered in the area.

Fuel and sundries are available in the nearby community of Crandall. 

Sites 5, 6, 7, and 8 are available for reservation. Please click on the "Check Availability" button for more information.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground sits on the banks of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. A mixed conifer forest covers the campground. A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bear, deer and elk makes its home in the area.

Nearby Attractions

The Beartooth Highway was deemed "the most beautiful drive in America," by the late Charles Kuralt. It snakes across the rugged Beartooth Mountains from Red Lodge to Cooke City, Mont., and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Along the way, visitors are treated to sweeping views and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities.

Yellowstone National Park's northeast entrance is approximately 24 miles from the campground via the Beartooth Highway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

Recreation

The Clarks Fork offers outstanding fishing opportunities for rainbow and cutthroat trout. Many hiking trails are located in the area, including the Clarks Fork Trailhead, which is across the highway from the campground.

Contact Information

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203A YELLOWSTONE AVE CODY WY 82414

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 307-527-6921 - THIS NUMBER IS NOT FOR RESERVATIONS. FOR RESERVATION OR INQUIRIES ABOUT RESERVATION STATUS, GO TO RECREATION.GOV 1-877-444-6777

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Driving Directions

From Cody, Wyo., travel north on State Highway 120 to Highway 296. Enjoy your drive along the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway as the campground is approximately 60 miles from Cody, and located on the left side of the highway. From the northeast entrance of Yellowstone Park or Red Lodge, MT, travel on U.S. Highway 212, which is part of the All-American Road - Beartooth Scenic Byway to the junction with State Highway 296. Take Highway 296 approximately 5 miles to the campground, which is on the right side of the highway.

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