Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Beartooth Lake

The Beartooth Lake Campground has 21 sites and is located near many beautiful mountain lakes. Water is available at the campground, and there is a nearby store for supplies. There is no cell service available. This site is not accessible to persons with mobility impairments.  Maximum spur 32 feet.

National Forest
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Beartooth Lake is located in Wyoming
44.945 N
-109.589 W
Get Directions
From Cody, WY take State Highway 120 north for 16 miles. Turn left onto State Highway 296, the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. Proceed about 46 miles to the junction with U.S. Highway 212. Turn right onto Highway 212, which is the Beartooth All-American Highway, and continue about 8 miles to the Beartooth Campground, which will be on the left.
4 Reviews of Beartooth Lake
5 Star View

Nice campground on the Beartooth Scenic Byway! Site had plenty of room and were spread apart. Mosquitos here are no joke but disperse quickly when camp boundary sprayed. Store nearby with very nice owners. Follow the byway all the way to Red Lodge for some fantastic views! No cell service!

Lakeside atop the mountains on the Beartooth highway

What a place! Site 19 is right on a rapidly flowing river that enters Beartooth Lake. It’s a large site in loop c. We’re the only ones this far down but we passed campers in the other two loops. The water sources in all loops are not working so be prepared. Clean vault toilets are in each loop. Hail greets us just after setting up- and this is July! It’s 50 degrees at 1 so we’re planning to try and stay warm. The sun popped out right away so the weather seems temperamental. 

Beartooth highway is narrow and closes due to weather at times. The scenery is amazing and well worth stopping at all the overlooks. 

Be sure to check out the lake. There is a day use area with a boat launch. Mosquitoes were out even as we set up. Bear signs are around so be aware of those grizzlies. 

This is a great find for only$15.

High Alpine Camping

Phenomenal camping in the Beartooth Wilderness. Up over 9000 feet, prepare for cold nights and large mosquitoes in the summer. Don't let this turn you away though, as the mountain views and air are worth it.

Aptly named campground

A well named campground as the grizzly bear activities in the campground precluded us actually spending the night in the campground in July of 2015. The ranger actually closed the campground down as we were pulling up, saying poor camper habits with food storage had attracted a sow and cub to the campground. He was going to set up a live trap and hopefully move them to a new home territory. That said, we were able to take a quick look at the campground before being shooed out. Nice, clean, about 20 sites not too close to each other with picnic tables, fire rings, food storage boxes, and vault toilets. We were able to hike around the outside edge of the campground (note the picture of the fresh bear print in the mud) to get to the Claw Lake Trail, an 8 miler that winds up over 9,000 feet past several beautiful named and unnamed lakes, including Claw Lake and Beauty Lake. Carry bear spray and mosquito spray!!