Threemile Campground is located just three miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and 50 miles from the full service gateway community of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. The area is an ideal destination for a family getaway, with many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Hard-sided camp trailers and RVs are required.
Great opportunities for hiking, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing are available around the campground. The North Fork of the Shoshone River is a popular fly-fishing location for rainbow and Yellowstone cutthroat trout. The nearby Pahaska Trail provides access into the North Absaroka Wilderness Area.
The campground offers family campsites for hard-sided camp trailers and RVs. Some sites overlook the river. Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring and food storage locker. Vault toilets, hand-pumped drinking water (two spigots, one spigot is accessibiliy compliant) and trash collection are provided. Campers may gather firewood in the area.
The campground is situated along the North Fork of the Shoshone River and has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A forest of lodgepole pine covers the campground, which sits at an elevation of 6,700 feet.
A wide variety of wildlife lives in the area. Visitors often glimpse grizzly bears, deer, elk, bison, moose, fox, coyotes and bald eagles.
Pahaska Tepee is just a mile west of the campground. This historic site is home to Buffalo Bill's original hunting lodge, built in 1904. Tours are offered daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Pahaska also offers guided horseback rides, a gift shop, restaurant and lodging.
Yellowstone National Park's east entrance is three miles from the campground via the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.
The small, historic city of Cody offers a variety of dining, lodging and shopping options. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center offers extensive displays of Greater Yellowstone natural history, Plains Indians artifacts, western art, firearms, Buffalo Bill memorabilia and a wild sheep exhibit.
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If you are a tent camper, something you quickly realize when traveling in this are of Wyoming is that not all campgrounds are created equally. There are so many options yet many of them are in high risk areas for bears and because of that you are somewhat limited when it comes to forest sites. That was the case when entering ThreeMile Campground!
I was very interested in this campground for a variety of reasons including large shaded sites, river access and proximity to Yellowstone's Eastern entrance. However as excited as I was I was quickly disappointed as I pulled into camp, got out of my car to pay for a site and discovered I would not be able to stay at this location. I am not opposed to car camping in an area, but at this location they do not allow car camping either only hard sided RVs or Vans. I was so upset!!
I toured the camp despite not being able to stay and just as I had imagined the sites are very nice. The tables are sturdy and mostly shaded. there are bear boxes at each site in addition to fire rings and the spacing for most vehicles is decent.
I spoke to a ranger in the area and he mentioned the threat of moving bears was very high at this campground hence the restrictions and while I understood it was still upsetting. I went on to explore a bit more and noticed that there are several sites along the shore where you can leave your site and walk right into the water. Others were on the land side and offered seclusion with trees and bushes.
Bathrooms here are only vaults and there is no electricity or water provided so you will want to bring everything with you should you stay here. Prices seemed very reasonable at $15 for standard sites and $30 for double with a discount given to senior access pass holders.
I noticed a few posted rules for the campground including quiet time hours for not only generators but also music, a point which the ranger reiterated to me because many people come here and blast music during summer months.
Great spot close to Yellowstone. Was able to pull up and get a spot. The campground fills up on weekends but weekday arrivals it’s easy to just pull up. This is hard side only camping no tents due to bears.
I was one of the lucky scouts that went to buffalo bill during the philmont forest fire and it was one of the best experiences 2nd to none from philmont I highly recommend going if ur looking for somthing that will give u a challenge
This campground is popular with locals as well as travelers because of the beautiful scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. It provides the chance unplug and truly relax, as there is no cell phone reception. There are 15 large sites; those along the west loop are a little farther from the road and quieter, and many sites offer a nearby view of the Shoshone River Bear spray is a necessity if you plan to fish the river or do any hiking in the area. It's always worth taking a drive into Yellowstone at both dusk and dawn for maximum wildlife spotting.