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Top Equestrian Camping near Bighorn National Forest

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Bighorn National Forest, WY (7)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Circle Park Campground

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    Circle Park Campground

    12 Reviews
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    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

    The campground offers several single-family sites each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water from a hand pump, fire wood sales, and trash collection are provided. The nearest dump station is 27 miles away on Powder River Pass.

    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).

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    • Tents
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    $19 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Ten Broek RV Park

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    Ten Broek RV Park

    6 Reviews
    9 Saves
    Ten Sleep, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 - $150 / night

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    Little Goose Campground

    1 Review
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    25 Saves
    Big Horn, Wyoming

    If you're looking for a campground that's small and remote, Little Goose Campground is ideal. Several small streams are nearby.

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    • Equestrian
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Ten sleep rv park

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    Ten sleep rv park

    2 Reviews
    2 Photos
    1 Save
    Ten Sleep, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Hunter Campground

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    Hunter Campground

    1 Review
    9 Saves
    Saddlestring, Wyoming

    Overview

    Hunter Trailhead is a campground constructed with the equestrian camper in mind, but available for all users. The campground is located in Johnson Country, Wyoming, just two miles off the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway on Highway 16. The winding drive to the campground travels two miles west of U.S. Highway 16 on Forest Road 19 and is an easily accessible gravel road offering views of wildlife, mountain streams, and abundant wildflowers.

    Recreation

    Rising between the Powder River and Big Horn Basins, this scenic country offers year round recreation connecting visitors to a land rich in history and solitude. For centuries, the mountain landscape has provided renewal for Native Americans, homesteaders and modern day explorers creating a human connection with this spectacular place. The Hunter Trailhead provides numerous hiking and horse friendly trails to access front-country, the Cloud Peak Wilderness as well as the Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness Area. The surrounding Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving, wildlife and a number of historic sites.

    Facilities

    The non-fee portion of the site provides access to the trailhead and includes parking for 15 single vehicles and 18 vehicles with trailers, and a separate area for Outfitter/Guide parking. Of the 11 sites, nine are reservable, one is used by the host during July/August and the remaining two are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each campsite has a 20 by 20 foot hardened use pad with a picnic table, utility table, fire ring and an individual livestock corral. The spur for each campsite is 65 feet long by 20 feet wide. Potable water is available at the facility through a pressurized solar water system. The entire facility is ADA (Americans with Disabilities) accessible including the ramp for horse mounting.

    Natural Features

    No region in Wyoming is provided with a more diverse landscape - from lush grasslands to alpine meadows, from crystal-clear lakes to glacially-carved valleys, from rolling hills to sheer mountain walls. The campground is situated high in the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming, at an elevation of 7,800 feet, so be prepared for all types of weather. A dense forest of lodgepole pine is the dominant vegetative cover.

    Nearby Attractions

    Tie Hack Reservoir is a 15-minute drive southeast of the campground. The scenic lake offers a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers there cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout.

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    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets

    $22 / night

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    Doyle Creek Campground

    4 Reviews
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    10 Saves
    Ten Sleep, Wyoming

    Overview

    Doyle Creek Campground is located 30 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness area. Located in the Bighorn National Forest, visitors to the area enjoy a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites. The area offers excellent habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com

    Recreation

    Scenic off-highway 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. ATV trails are adjacent to camp. Many additional hiking trails are available in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Fishing is popular in the campground and nearby streams and lakes.

    Facilities

    The campground offers several single-family sites each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water from a hand pump and trash collection are provided. The nearest dump station is 20 miles away on Powder River Pass.

    Natural Features

    Located at 8,100 feet in elevation, the campground is situated in a densely forested area of lodgepole pine. Campsites are located on a creek and meadow in a peaceful and remote setting. Temperatures can drop significantly once the sun goes down. Summer daytime temperatures range from the 60s-90s, with nighttime temperatures down to the 50s. June is sometimes rainy while the rest of the summer has fair, clear, sunny days. Thunderstorms and snowstorms can arise at any time. Autumn temperatures are cool with frosts by mid-September.

    Nearby Attractions

    Scenic driving on Cloud Peak Skyway.

    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
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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $19 / night

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    Coffeen Park

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    5 Saves
    Big Horn, Wyoming

    Provides access to: Coffeen Park Trail - #592 which accesses Cloud Peak Wilderness . Ample parking available.

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