Tie Flume Campground is located just off the Bighorn Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14) near the Burgess Overlook and Woodrock areas at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The Bighorn National Forest, where the campground is located, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Off-road vehicle trails, scenic jeep roads, hiking, fishing and canoeing are available in the surrounding area. Diverse hikes vary from loop trails to treks along creeks and over mountain peaks; many trails access the Cloud Peak Wilderness.
Nearby Sibley Lake is open to non-motorized craft and offers an accessible fishing dock on the shoreline. Anglers fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout.
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 campground is situated on the banks of the South Tongue River in the Bighorn Mountains, where craggy granite peaks rise over 13,000 feet above sea level. A forest of lodgepole pine covers the area, creating excellent wildlife habitat.
Decades ago, many trees in the Tie Flume area were cut for railroad ties. Remnants of the old splash dams and tie flumes are found on the river around the campground.
Shell Falls Visitor Center, at the overlook of Shell Falls, is about 18 miles southwest. This center offers interpretive trails, scenic views, and educational displays about natural features such as flora and fauna and area history.
Bear Lodge, Elk View Inn and other nearby lodges provide guided horseback riding and fishing adventures, off-road vehicle rentals and fishing supplies, as well as dining options, showers and general stores.
The Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, near the town of Shell, is the largest of its kind in the state and one of only a few in the world from the Middle Jurassic Period. The tracks found here are approximately 167 million years old.
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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This place is amazing. Make sure you get a spot near the bubbling mountain stream…sites 23 and 24 were right on the waters edge. The camp host and family were awesome. Great hosts. It’s a no hook up facility but amazing . Bathrooms were very well kept. Firewood for sale. Beautiful spot . The drive up , it’s 8400 feet in the Bug Horn is spectacular and then the drive down if you are heading west is amazing too with the Shell interpretive waterfalls park. This is a must see !
Quiet, clean campground with toilet facilities and clean water, beautiful views all around.
Honestly, this campground is pretty awesome. I love Wyoming and all the great campgrounds and outdoor activities they have, but this campground is definitely one of my favorites. Tie Flume Campground is located in the Bighorn National Forest, with scenery and wildlife all around you. You can't beat that! There are also so many activities to do here. You can hike, fish, hang around your campfire, and they also have a few historical sites located nearby. When I stayed here, I did a lot of hiking and fishing. I did most of my fishing along the South Tongue River which is within walking distance from the campground. The campground itself is pretty clean and well kept. I'm not sure if they offer big sites for RVs, but we stayed in a single family site which came with a camp fire ring and a picnic table. My family and I really enjoyed making a big campfire and making smores! We also cooked some fish one night that I caught in the river. I hiked Lily Lake Trail which is part of the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Really enjoyed this hike, great scenery and awesome views during the hike and at the top. I would definitely recommend hiking at least one of the days of your stay. Great location, great campground, and great atmosphere!