Wapiti Campground

Shoshone National Forest

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.

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. 

Need to Know

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.

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.

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.

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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