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Places to Camp near Wapiti, WY

448 Reviews

Wapiti is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Wapiti is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Wapiti camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Wapiti, WY (75)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from North Fork Campground — Buffalo Bill State Park

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    North Fork Campground — Buffalo Bill State Park

    33 Reviews
    125 Photos
    211 Saves
    Wapiti, Wyoming

    North Fork Campground has 62 campsites and a reservable group camp area. North Fork boasts a playground, shower facility with flush toilets, a large riparian area, abundant wildlife and a large irrigated turf area to recreate in. North Fork generally has less visitor traffic and is better suited for shore fishing and visitors who want to relax with a little more solitude.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Wapiti Campground

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    Wapiti Campground

    14 Reviews
    20 Photos
    19 Saves
    Wapiti, Wyoming

    Overview

    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.

    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.

    Facilities

    The campground offers accessible single- and double-family campsites, many of which have electric hookups. Sites 1 through 21 are standard RV Electric and have both 15 amp and 30 amp electrical hookups, and sites 22 through 40 are Standard Nonelectric. 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.__

    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.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Rex Hale Campground

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    Rex Hale Campground

    14 Reviews
    49 Photos
    89 Saves
    Wapiti, Wyoming

    Overview

    Rex Hale Campground is located along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway about 36 miles west of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. It is just over 16 miles east of Yellowstone National Park's east entrance. The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, hiking and viewing local wildlife. The campground is named after Rex Hale, one of 15 firefighters who died in the 1937 Blackwater Fire, which burned more than 1,700 acres of Forest Service lands within the Shoshone National Forest.

    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. A firefighter memorial is located along the highway, just over a mile west of the campground. Forest Service Trail 758 leads to two additional memorials, which mark the locations where other firefighters lost their lives in the Blackwater Fire. Mummy Cave is less than a mile from the campground. This historical site was discovered in 1957 and found to have been occupied for a period of over 9,000 years. Many artifacts, including a mummified ancient inhabitant, were excavated from the large alcove, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

    Facilities

    The campground offers several campsites, some of which have electric hookups. Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring and food storage locker. Potable water, vault toilets, and trash collection are provided. Campers are allowed to gather firewood in the area.__

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated near the banks of the North Fork of the Shoshone River and offers views of spectacular red cliffs, where bighorn sheep may be seen early in the season. A wide variety of wildlife lives in the surrounding 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 18 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.

    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Cody KOA

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    Cody KOA

    17 Reviews
    30 Photos
    48 Saves
    Cody, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Absaroka Bay RV Park

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    Absaroka Bay RV Park

    16 Reviews
    22 Photos
    19 Saves
    Cody, Wyoming

    Big rig park with 81 pull through and 17 back in sites. All full hookups with 20/30/50 amp service. Pet friendly and in the city limits but on the edge of town so the best location for access to Cody and quiet.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 - $70 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Creek Campground

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    Eagle Creek Campground

    16 Reviews
    82 Photos
    132 Saves
    Wapiti, Wyoming

    This campground hosts 20 campsites along the Shoshone River. One and a half miles east of the campground there are two trailheads, with corrals for public use, that lead into the Washakie Wilderness. Campers can enjoy a footbridge that crosses the river, and an abundance of juniper, fir pine, spruce, wild roses, and wild flowers. 16-day stay limit Bear boxes available Water: Available This site is accessible to persons with mobility impairments No cell service Notes: Hard-sided camping only. Due to grizzly bear activity, no tents or pop-up campers allowed. Maximum spur 40 feet

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Group

    $15 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV

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    Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV

    6 Reviews
    46 Saves
    Wapiti, Wyoming
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Shore Campground — Buffalo Bill State Park

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    Lake Shore Campground — Buffalo Bill State Park

    5 Reviews
    37 Photos
    43 Saves
    Wapiti, Wyoming

    All campsites are reservable only. Call the Call Center at 1-877-996-7275 to make a reservation. Lake Shore open year-round.

    Lake Shore Bay Campground has 36 sites, an active day use area and a highly used boat ramp. Lake Shore generally has more visitor traffic. There is very little irrigated turf at Lake Shore but it does have a bubbler system for watering trees. There is no playground and is better suited for campers who are planning on boating or campers spending part of the day in town or touring the area.

    Daily use fees and camping fees are charged separately.

    Visitors staying overnight are required to pay both fees.

    Camping fees do not include daily use fees.

    Annual camping permits do not cover daily use fees.

    Located about 40 miles from Yellowstone National Park's east entrance and 9 miles from Cody, Wyoming, the Park is in an excellent location to explore the area's rich history, sightseeing and wildlife. Mountains dominate the scenery at Buffalo Bill State Park. Shoshone Canyon, where the dam is located, is framed by Rattlesnake Mountain to the north and Cedar Mountain (also known as Spirit Mountain) to the south. Farther west, along the north shoreline, lies Logan Mountain. The north and south forks of the Shoshone River are divided by Sheep Mountain, while prominent on the southern skyline is Carter Mountain. All are part of the Rocky Mountain Absaroka (Ab-ka) Range. Elevations vary from approximately 5,400 feet in the state park to more than 12,000 feet in the Absarokas.

    Additional Vehicle Permits are not available online and must be purchased in person at a park or selling agent. Proof of original purchase and vehicle registration are required.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $17 - $30 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Big Game Campground

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    Big Game Campground

    6 Reviews
    25 Photos
    58 Saves
    Wapiti, Wyoming

    Overview

    Big Game Campground is located along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway about 29 miles west of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. It is 23 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.

    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 less than a half-mile east of the campground, and offers interpretive information on bears and other local wildlife.

    Facilities

    The campground offers single-family campsites, each equipped with a table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. Campers are allowed to gather firewood in the area. There is no water available at the campground.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated among cottonwood and juniper trees, along the North Fork Shoshone River, at an elevation of 6,000 feet. A wide variety of wildlife lives in the surrounding 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 23 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.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol

    $10 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park

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    Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park

    40 Reviews
    141 Photos
    84 Saves
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Fishing Bridge RV Park—elevation 7,800 feet (2377 m)—is located near the Yellowstone River where it exits Yellowstone Lake on its way toward the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Only campground in Yellowstone to offer water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Because grizzly bears frequent the area, no tents or tent campers are allowed.

    Yellowstone National Park Lodges provides reservations for this campground.

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

    $89 / night


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