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Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake

About

USDA Forest Service

Shoshone National Forest

This campground__hosts 21 campsites with dramatic views__near Brooks Lake. Angling and flyfishing opportunities are nearby, with a boat ramp at Brooks Lake. Fantastic geologic formations at Pinnacle Butte can be seen on the drive in to the campground.__Maximum spur 32 feet.Picnic tables, fire rings, bear boxes, and garbage collection__are available.This site is not accessible to those with mobility impairments.

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Location

Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake is located in Wyoming

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Directions

Take U.S. Highway 26/287 northwest from Dubois for 23 miles, then take Forest Road 515 north for 5 miles. At Brooks Lake, bear right on Forest Road 516.

Coordinates

43.75418 N
109.99631 W

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10 Reviews

Herbster
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2022

Private with trees

Well spaced,water near by and babbling brook. hoot owl.

Site56
Month of VisitMarch
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Herbster , February 2, 2022
sarah L.
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2021

Big space for a big group

Had 20 people in our group and the space was massive for us. There was a nice spot for a campfire as well

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by sarah L., August 21, 2021
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by sarah L., August 21, 2021
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by sarah L., August 21, 2021
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Kelly M.
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2021

Perfect if looking to explore the national parks

This camp ground is an oasis! Campsites are basic but the views are incredible. Worth the $15 a night. Enjoy views of the unique mountains and Brooks Lake. Brooks Lake is great for paddle boarding but not ideal for swimming. Several trails in the area and lots of wild life. This spot is about an hour away from the Teton National Park and can lead through to the south entrance of Yellowstone. Highly recommend putting this one on your list!

Site4
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Kelly M., August 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Kelly M., August 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Kelly M., August 16, 2021
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Courtney B.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

Best Lakeside Sunset

We did not have a reservation for this site, rather we stumbled upon the best lake side camping spot in Pinnacles campground on Brook Lake. The tent door opened perfectly to the setting sun, which bounced yellows and pinks off the lake and surrounding cliffs. The camp spot had perfect access to the water to enjoy fly fishing or an evening paddle board session. The camp host was pleasant and very helpful, plus the outhouse was the nicest outdoor facility I’ve ever seen, not to mention its directly across from the camp site. If you ever find your self outside of Dubois, WY snag the #3 spot at Pinnacles campground.

Site#3
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Courtney B., June 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Courtney B., June 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Courtney B., June 23, 2021
M
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Nice, quiet campgrounds

I visited in June 2019 and arrived early Saturday morning with no reservations. We were able to get a walk-in camping spot right next to the creek. The spot was pretty and was not too busy. You are able to walk to the shop to take a bus to the hiking trails or use the campground pool when it’s hot out.

Amanda R.
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2020

Glad we went

I loved this place. Campsites are secluded. Lots of areas for biking. Beware of the raccoons. They came out as soon as the lights went out. They were neat to watch. Lots and lots of quail. We even saw some coyotes. Loved hiking on the trails. There is a store close by.

Tara S.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2020

Waterfront Camping with Amazing Views

We were so lucky to stumble upon Pinnacles Campground en route to Grand Teton National Park. We were actually looking for another campground nearby, but passed the sign for this campground and pulled in to check it out. 

This is a national forest campground, so amenities are few. There are pit toilets, water spigots, and dumpsters, plus you can buy firewood from the campground host. Other than that, you're on your own. Each site includes a picnic table, fire pit, and a bear box. The night we camped here, there was bear activity and the campground host was reminding everyone to be on high alert and to be careful on one of the nearby hiking trails as there was a carcass that a bear had been feeding on. 

There are 21 sites, all with pretty amazing views. Many are located right on Brooks Lake with views of the mountain range beyond. Some of the sites are more wooded, but even these have some cool views of the "pinnacles," which are cool rock features. There's a trail you can access to hike Pinnacle Butte. We did not attempt this because of all the bear activity. 

What we loved about Pinnacles Campground:

1. I think $16 per night is pretty awesome for a waterfront campsite

2. The campground hosts were very friendly

3. Brooks Lake and the stream outlet are great for fly fishing

4. This campground is less than an hour from Grand Teton National Park

5. The views were amazing - during our stay we saw a great sunset, full moon rising, and a rainbow

What we didn't love about Pinnacles Campground:

1. The mosquitoes were probably the worst we've ever experienced

2. All the bear activity was a little nerve-wracking

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Tara S., June 11, 2020
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Tara S., June 11, 2020
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Tara S., June 11, 2020
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Keisha D.
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2020

Amazing Views

Amazing views from the hiking trail. Friendly staff and good amenities.

  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Keisha D., April 23, 2020
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Keisha D., April 23, 2020
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Keisha D., April 23, 2020
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vickie V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2018

Best View for Morning Coffee Ever!

We happened upon the Pinnacles Campground by fluke, coming out of Dubois we saw the sign for Brooks Lake and just decided to take a peek. So glad we did!

It's a gravel road and we made it in a Kia Sorento just fine.

The first night we scored a spot (#4) across from the lake on the interior of the campground. In Grizzly Country, we fondly refer the interior campsites as surrounded by the 'Bear Buffer Zone' (aka exterior campsites ;) When we woke in the morning, the RV that was in the lakeside spot (#5) across from us left, so we scooted our stuff over for the lakeside spot. Got to be THE best view for morning coffee we've ever had!

The camp hosts, Joe and Deb make it a priority to make everyone feel welcome and at home (please see photo of vault toilet; Not your average outhouse!)

Things to know: It is windy! The wind dies down overnight and the morning is calm, but the wind picks up midmorning and keeps up till sunset. Mosquitos…PLENTIFUL and aggressive! The wind and temperatures don't seem to affect their determination to swarm your face constantly. But, effective bug repellant will keep them from biting you.

Also good to know (and we didn't): We are strictly tent campers. No one said anything to us, but I've since read that in that area it is supposed to be hard-sided camping only. (Yay Bear Buffer!)

Last but not least: If you are looking for a shower and a chance to wash your clothes, Dubois is about 23 miles South with a retro shower/laundry facility. Best $3.25 worth of hot water I've ever had :)

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by vickie V., August 9, 2018
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by vickie V., August 9, 2018
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by vickie V., August 9, 2018
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Ellen D.
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

Good experience

Took the advice from others and got a spot that was more secluded. Campsite 19. Quiet and nice space. I was even joined by a curious bobcat.

  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Ellen D., September 12, 2016
  • Review photo of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake by Ellen D., September 12, 2016

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What is the elevation of Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake?

Pinnacles Campground - Brooks Lake is located at 9120 feet.