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Top Tent Camping near Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, SD (45)

    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo KOA
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    1.

    Buffalo KOA

    16 Reviews
    25 Photos
    24 Saves
    Buffalo, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Campground

    2.

    Indian Campground

    13 Reviews
    54 Photos
    27 Saves
    Buffalo, Wyoming

    Indian Campground & RV Park in Buffalo, Wyoming is located halfway between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, at the junction of I-90 and I-25. We are an ideal stopping off point to visit the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, the Bighorn National Forest, and the Historic Bozeman Trail sites. We are also at the point where these two interstates meet up with the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway (also known as Highway 16). Easy off and easy on -- just 1/2 block west of I-25's exit 299. This is the shortest, safest and most scenic route to Yellowstone Park - with the least grade for those big outfits.

     We have over 200 large, mature shade trees - pruned and ready to accommodate your rig to protect you and your valuable equipment.  We also have grassy tent sites right next to a stream and cabin rentals. Our large swimming pool is heated to a perfect 84 degrees!
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork (wyoming)
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork (wyoming)
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork (wyoming)
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork (wyoming)
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork (wyoming)
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork (wyoming)

    3.

    South Fork (wyoming)

    13 Reviews
    40 Photos
    107 Saves
    Saddlestring, Wyoming

    Overview

    South Fork Campground is located 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The surrounding Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com

    Recreation

    Tie Hack Reservoir is nearby, offering a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout in the lake. The Circle Park Trailhead is 3 miles from the campground. This beautiful trail accesses numerous alpine lakes and two 12,000' peaks within the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Many additional hiking trails are available in the area. Scenic off-road driving is available at nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well.

    Facilities

    Tie Hack Reservoir is nearby, offering a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout in the lake. The Circle Park Trailhead is 3 miles from the campground. This beautiful trail accesses numerous alpine lakes and two 12,000' peaks within the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Many additional hiking trails are available in the area. Scenic off-road driving is available at nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on the banks of South Fork Clear Creek at an elevation of 7,800 feet. A dense forest of lodgepole pine covers the campground.

    Nearby Attractions

    South Fork Lodge is located across the highway from the campground, offering dining options, lodging, guided horseback riding, a fishing pond and a small store with fishing and camping supplies.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This cancellation processing fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation processing fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mikesell Potts Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Mikesell Potts Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Mikesell Potts Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Mikesell Potts Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Mikesell Potts Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Mikesell Potts Recreation Area

    4.

    Mikesell Potts Recreation Area

    6 Reviews
    7 Photos
    43 Saves
    Saddlestring, Wyoming

    The Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area is a county owned facility located on the south shore of Lake DeSmet 8 miles north of Buffalo, WY off exit 51 of I-90. Each year, Lake DeSmet is visited by locals and travelers from across the country who enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, camping and pristine views of the water and surrounding mountains.

    Camping is available on a first come/first serve basis at this site.

    Over 60 overnight camping spots ($15 per night) 8 camping sites with electricity ($20 per night) Available at no charge:

    2 boat ramps Picnic areas for day use at beach area on south side 4 restrooms (1 open year round)

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $15 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Crazy Woman Canyon Road - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Crazy Woman Canyon Road - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Crazy Woman Canyon Road - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Crazy Woman Canyon Road - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Crazy Woman Canyon Road - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Crazy Woman Canyon Road - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Circle Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Circle Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Circle Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Circle Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Circle Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Circle Park Campground

    6.

    Circle Park Campground

    12 Reviews
    44 Photos
    90 Saves
    Saddlestring, Wyoming

    Overview

    Circle Park Campground is located about 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. Part of the Bighorn National Forest, the area offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com

    Recreation

    Scenic off-road driving is available on nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well. High Park Lookout, a short hike east of Meadowlark Lake, is an old fire lookout offering panoramic views of the area. There is fishing at nearby streams and lakes including Tie Hack Reservoir, a non-motorized lake, and Meadowlark Lake for rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and brook trout. Many additional hiking trails are available in the Cloud Peak Wilderness.

    Facilities

    Scenic off-road driving is available on nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well. High Park Lookout, a short hike east of Meadowlark Lake, is an old fire lookout offering panoramic views of the area. There is fishing at nearby streams and lakes including Tie Hack Reservoir, a non-motorized lake, and Meadowlark Lake for rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and brook trout. Many additional hiking trails are available in the Cloud Peak Wilderness.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits at the edge of a meadow tucked in a dense forest of lodgepole pine and aspen with widely spaced sites. Circle Park Trailhead leading into the Cloud Peak Wilderness is nearby.

    Nearby Attractions

    The adjacent Cloud Peak Skyway provides for scenic driving. Many additional hiking trails are available in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Fishing is popular in the campground and nearby streams and Tie Hack Reservoir.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This cancellation processing fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation processing fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $19 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Park Rv Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Park Rv Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Park Rv Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Park Rv Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Park Rv Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Park Rv Park and Campground

    7.

    Deer Park Rv Park and Campground

    4 Reviews
    20 Photos
    4 Saves
    Buffalo, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $43 - $62 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tie Hack
    Camper-submitted photo from Tie Hack
    Camper-submitted photo from Tie Hack
    Camper-submitted photo from Tie Hack
    Camper-submitted photo from Tie Hack
    Camper-submitted photo from Tie Hack

    8.

    Tie Hack

    8 Reviews
    12 Photos
    47 Saves
    Saddlestring, Wyoming

    Overview

    Tie Hack Campground is located close to Tie Hack Reservoir, just 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com

    Recreation

    Tie Hack Reservoir offers a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout. A short trail leads from the campground to the lake. The Circle Park Trailhead is 3 miles from the campground. This beautiful trail accesses numerous alpine lakes and two 12,000' peaks within the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Many additional hiking trails are available in the area. Scenic off-road driving is available on nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well.

    Facilities

    Tie Hack Reservoir offers a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout. A short trail leads from the campground to the lake. The Circle Park Trailhead is 3 miles from the campground. This beautiful trail accesses numerous alpine lakes and two 12,000' peaks within the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Many additional hiking trails are available in the area. Scenic off-road driving is available on nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated near the shore of scenic Tie Hack Reservoir at an elevation of 7,900 feet. A dense forest of lodgepole pine covers the campground. Rock outcroppings are found inside the campground and along the shoreline.

    Nearby Attractions

    South Fork Lodge is nearby, offering dining options, lodging, guided horseback riding, a fishing pond and a small store with fishing and camping supplies.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This cancellation processing fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation processing fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork

    9.

    Middle Fork

    7 Reviews
    39 Photos
    56 Saves
    Saddlestring, Wyoming

    Overview

    Middle Fork Campground is located 14 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, adjacent to the Cloud Peak Skyway (scenic byway), near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com

    Recreation

    Nearby Tie Hack Reservoir is a non-motorized lake offering a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout. The Circle Park Trailhead is 3.5 miles from the campground. This beautiful trail accesses numerous alpine lakes and two 12,000' peaks within the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Many additional hiking trails are available in the area. Scenic off-road driving is available on nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trails up to the Cloud Peak Wilderness boundary.

    Facilities

    The campground offers single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on the banks of the Middle Fork of Clear Creek, within pine and aspen forests. Tie Hack Reservoir and numerous additional creeks are found nearby.

    Nearby Attractions

    South Fork Lodge is located within 10 miles and offers dining option, lodging, guided horseback riding, a fishing pond, and a small store with fishing and camping supplies. A dump station is available 18 miles away at Powder River Pass.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This cancellation processing fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation processing fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sheridan/Big Horn Mountains KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Sheridan/Big Horn Mountains KOA
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    10.

    Sheridan/Big Horn Mountains KOA

    18 Reviews
    71 Photos
    38 Saves
    Sheridan, Wyoming

    Pitch your tent or park your RV along the shady banks of Goose Creek. The High Plains unfurl to the east, while the Big Horn Mountains loom to the west. Hike and ride horseback or make the hour's drive to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. You'll find other relics of the Indian wars near Sheridan, including the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site and the Fetterman Battlefield. Shop Sheridan's galleries for antiques and artisans' leather goods. Turn the kids loose in KOA's big playground and get your fill of fishing and swimming. This KOA is big rig friendly. Enjoy world-class ATVing and snowmobiling in the Big Horn Mountains.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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