Five Springs Falls Campground provides an excellent opportunity for camping, hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing. The elevation ranges from 6,520 feet at the campground to 7,240 feet at the forest boundary. This area offers breathtaking views of northern Bighorn Basin with a panoramic view of the Bighorn, Pryor, and Absaroka Mountains. Wildlife in the area include: deer, elk, moose, black bear, and mountain lion.
The lower loop of the campground contains 9 campsites with tent pads, fire rings, picnic tables, and a central toilet facility. The sites in the lower loop are suitable for tent camping or picnicking only, with the exception of the host site (#1), where parking a camp trailer is possible. A water faucet adjacent to the host site is available for all visitors. A short hike on the trail from the parking area leads to a lookout of Five Springs Falls. There are 2 benches located along the trail to the falls.
The upper loop of the campground contains 10 campsites with tent pads, fire rings, and a central toilet facility. Travel up the access road to the campsites, which are located along the right side of the road, and surrounding the upper parking area. Some of the campsites in the upper loops are designed as pull-through sites suitable for camp trailers. There are 2 benches located to the left of the access road adjacent to the toilet facility that provide an overlook of the surrounding mountain ranges. The upper loop of the campground also provides access to trails leading to the Bighorn National Forest.
ADA Access: "Yes"
Only one spot was suitable for a car camping, the rest were for tents. There is a big waterfall up at the top of the campground, short hike. Spot had a bench, 2 picnic tables and a firepit. The creek was rushing right below the site. 2 bathrooms and trash cans. Only $7/night.
This is a beautiful little BLM campground. The lower campsites are primarily for tents, and some require a short walk on pathway to access. They are right beside a pretty little creek. Farther up the road are several more sites that would lend themselves to small RVs. They aren't as pretty, as they are more exposed, and you can't see or hear the creek. The big drawback for some will be the very narrow, extremely switchbacked and steep road up to the campground (no guardrails). It really is fine for a car or truck and a short little (think Casita or Scamp), but a sign says no vehicles over 24' and I wouldn't want to do it with anything close to that! Probably for this reason, the campground is usually less than half full and offers a restful visit. The namesake waterfall is less than a mile hike from campground, and is well worth the hike, especially early in the summer.
There are only small sites available and the road up would not accommodate a very large rig. Any car could make it as long as there isn't any snow or ice. All sites are next to a small beautiful stream. All sites have picnic tables, fire rings and small trails between sites along the stream. The falls is maybe less than a mile up the trail. The trail was moderately easy with few obstacles but some small grade climbs. My 9 year old made it fine. There is a single vault toilet in the center of camp and no other facilities. Once they close the highway for the season access will be cut off until thaw. Great place to get away for a few days, daytrip to medicine wheel, Burgess junction, big horn canyon, shell falls, wild horse range and several other smaller attraction. Probably three hours from Yellowstone. Id recommend it for a quiet get away or a stop on the way through. It's about 30 minutes to the nearest store. Bird and wildlife watching, reflection and solitude would be the things you could find easiest here. Very pretty scenery. Cannot stress that enough.