Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Middle Fork

Middle Fork Campground is located 14 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, adjacent to the Cloud Peak Skyway (scenic byway), near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The Bighorn National Forest 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:


Nearby Tie Hack Reservoir is a non-motorized lake offering a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout.

The Circle Park Trailhead is 3.5 miles from the campground. This beautiful trail accesses numerous alpine lakes and two 12,000' peaks within the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Many additional hiking trails are available in the area.

Scenic off-road driving is available on nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trails up to the Cloud Peak Wilderness boundary.


The campground offers single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Natural Features

The campground sits on the banks of the Middle Fork of Clear Creek, within pine and aspen forests. Tie Hack Reservoir and numerous additional creeks are found nearby.

Nearby Attractions

South Fork Lodge is located within 10 miles and offers dining option, lodging, guided horseback riding, a fishing pond, and a small store with fishing and camping supplies.

A dump station is available 18 miles away at Powder River Pass.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Two non-towed vehicles allowed per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle will be charged an extra $10.00 fee at the campground. Site #1 is a double site. Double sites can be reserved as either a single (1-8 people) or a double site (9-16 people). The single site fee (1-8 people) is $17.00 for one non-towed vehicle with trailer per site per day; an extra car, including what it tows, is an additional $10.00. The double site fee (9-16 people) is $34.00 for two non-towed vehicles with trailers per site per day; an extra car, including what it tows, is an additional $10.00. A 4th car (maximum) is free. Firewood may be purchased from the campground host.
National Forest
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
Middle Fork is located in Wyoming
44.3017 N
-106.9492 W
Get Directions
From Buffalo, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 16 west 13 miles.
1 Review of Middle Fork
First to Review
Small campground nestled along a river

This beautiful campground gives you the opportunity to sleep to the sound of the river. Campsites are spread out along the river. This single file design spreads you out and gives you privacy. This is a great camp but reservations are accepted. The camp host does a great job of posting the dates that sites are available. If you’re lucky you can grab a spot for the night. Otherwise make an advance reservation. 

This is the closest campground to Buffalo. It’s a beautiful town worth exploring. There is a hiking trail right at the start of the campground. Down the road is another great place to explore- Circle Park. You can hike up into the Cloudpeak wilderness. 

This is such and enjoyable campground and area!