Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Lost Cabin Campground

Lost Cabin Campground is located 29 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:


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.

Many additional hiking trails are available in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. A short trail leads from the campground to a scenic creek below.


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

The nearest dump station is 12 miles away on Powder River Pass.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on a hillside above Highway 16. A dense forest of lodgepole pine covers the area and North Fork Creek flows nearby.

Nearby Attractions

Meadowlark Lake is 20 minutes west of the campground, and Tie Hack Reservoir is 20 minutes north. Both lakes are great locations for canoeing and fishing.

The High Park Lookout is located just east of Meadowlark Lake. This old fire lookout was built by the CCC decades ago and is no longer active. A short hike leads to the lookout, where hikers are awarded panoramic views of the surrounding area.

South Fork Lodge is nearby, offering dining options, lodging, guided horseback riding and fishing and camping supplies.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Two non-towed vehicles allowed per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle will be charged an extra $9.00 fee at the campground. Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host. Site # 7 is a double site. The single site fee (1-8 people) is $17.00 for one non-towed vehicle with trailer per site per day; an extra car, including what it tows, is an additional $9.00. The double site fee (9-16 people) is $34.00 for two non-towed vehicles with trailers per site per day; an extra car, including what it tows, is an additional $9.00. A 4th car (maximum) is free.
$17.00 - $34.00
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Showers
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Water Hookups
Max Length: 90 ft.
Lost Cabin Campground is located in Wyoming
44.1483 N
-106.9531 W
Get Directions
From Buffalo, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 16 southwest about 27 miles.
2 Reviews of Lost Cabin Campground
Average National Forest Campground

Lost Cabin Campground is your run of the mill National Forest campground. There are 19 spots and it looked like they could accommodate some pretty large rigs.

There are two vault toilets as well as a water pump. All campgrounds have a fire ring, table and grill. The whole campground is shaded. There isn’t any recreational access from the campground however. You’ll have to drive to find trails or lakes.

First to Review
Loop campground near the toad but far from town

Right off the main road you climb up and around a scenic forest. It’s just far enough to provide some insulation from the road noise. One loop of campsites go around a clean vault toilet and 2 water pumps. One water pump was not working. A few sites are tent only and there were a couple that had pull throughs. We drove in on the Fourth of July weekend and there were still a couple open sites. Some were reserved for the 2 week limit. This weekend found a few families and lots of dogs enjoying the holiday. 

This is a nice spot but it was farther away from town and hiking trails.