Bald Mountain Campground is located along the Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14A), 33 miles east of Lovell, Wyoming. The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is nearby. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: email@example.com
From the area's historic mining sites to the ancient Native American Medicine Wheel, to hiking through open meadows and along the cliffs on the west rim of the mountains, the Bighorn National Forest offers many recreational opportunities.
Jaws Trailhead is near the campground, offering access to Bucking Mule Falls Trail and Porcupine Creek. Scenic off-road driving is available on Hunt Mountain Road or Burgess Overlook jeep trail.
The campground offers single-family sites, each with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.
The nearest dump station is 25 miles east at Burgess Junction
Bald Mountain is part of the Bighorn Range in northern Wyoming. A forest of pine and aspen covers the campground, which sits near top of the mountain at an elevation of 9,200 feet. Small creeks wind through the campground and temperatures can drop significantly once the sun goes down.
The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is 4 miles from the campground. This unique geoglyph signifies all creation, all races of people, birds, fish, animals, trees and stones. According to tribal beliefs, the circular shape of the wheel represents the earth, sun, moon, cycles of life, seasons and day to night.
High Country Lodge is nearby, offering guided horseback riding and backcountry pack trips, off-road vehicle rentals and guided fishing trips.
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This campground has several loops that nicely disperse campers. The sites have some great tree cover. We loved the layout of some sites. The camper pad was separated from the picnic tables by some trees too. Water is available at a couple hand pumps that are out in the open. Clean restrooms and trash cans are here too.
Our interest in this campground was built by the closeness to Medicine Wheel National Monument. It is a sacred place that is worth the time to see. There are some national forest roads that go off the main route. The drawback was the lack of trees and forest but the expansive views made up for it.
We used this campground as our base camp for a week. It was windy and even for late July it was 45* at night. The campgrounds and toilets were clean and there was fences and guards across the roads to keep the grazing cows out. We were lucky enough to have a momma and baby Mose right in the woods in the campgrounds.
This is a cute little campground just across the highway from the medicine wheel. no streams in or near the campground but there are waterfalls within about 20 miles. great views, clean toilet facilities and a water pump.
This Forest Service campground might be OK in the heat of summer since it sits at 9100', but it's very windy and cold any other time. The sites are suitable for RVs and tents, and the toilets are clean, but there is the issue of the cows… Ranchers have grazing allotments in the Bighorns, which is fine, but you'd think the campground would have cattleguards to keep them out. When I was there, there were about a dozen wandering through the sites, and rubbing up against the pump and outhouses. I'd forget this campground and go to Porcupine, just down the road on the other side of HWY 14A.