Circle Park Campgound is conveniently located near the Circle Park Trailhead, which accesses the Cloud Peak Wilderness and a network of trails.
We've stayed here a few different times, the last time being in May and the first in early August. There are some great dispersed sites throughout the road to get to this campground… Quite a few people bring their horses and/or off road toys. Great mountain views! Worth the trip every time.
We stayed at the Circle Park Camp for two nights on our western US tour last summer. The site is about 20 miles west of Buffalo WY off Highway 16. You take circle park road north and the campsites are in and along the tree lines. We opted for a beautiful open site between to wooded areas. The pictures don’t do it justice. It is an incredible site. The road going in is gravel and dirt with some rough areas. We observed deer and elk in the area which is popular with local hunters. The site does not have any facilities. So you need you need to pack everything into the site. The dispersed site has trailers, RVs, and vans. Some of the campers appear to be long term. The shear beauty of this spot makes it a good option for those who like dispersed camping and no camping fees. Not far from Cody WY which is a great place for fly fishing rods and tackle.
Stayed here multiple times with friends and family and loved it! There is a ton of area to hike and spots to fish all over!
This is a tiny campground in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area near the popular Circle Park Trailhead. There are only 10 sites that are bordered by aspen groves and meadows, with a few nice trees in each site. There’s a pretty little brook that runs across the back of the campground. The vault toilets were clean, each site has a picnic table and firepit with grill ring, and the campground hosts had firewood for sale. Because this is about a mile or so down a forest service road, it was really quiet. My neighbors saw a moose with twins on the edge of the meadow the morning I showed up, but I never saw them. However, the wildflowers and birds were plentiful. If the campground is full there is plenty of free dispersed camping along the road to the campground, and lots of people took advantage of that. The Circle Park trail is incredible, with a hike up to a great lake (several fellows were hooking decent sized fish). The campground is not far from the cute town of Buffalo, WY, home of the largest free public pool in the state.
We saw lots of wildlife, even moose, since the campsites are right in the forest. There weren’t too many sites and there are no reservations so don’t expect to pull up late and get a campsite (we didn’t get a site in July at 4pm but were ok for September at 6pm). Sunsets were incredible and we did a lot of hiking nearby with this as a “basecamp.”