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About Tie Hack

Tie Hack Campground is located close to Tie Hack Reservoir, just 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, 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:


Tie Hack Reservoir offers a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout. A short trail leads from the campground to the lake.

The Circle Park Trailhead is 3 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.


The campground offers single-family sites, which can accommodate a maximum of 8 people at one time. If your party includes more guests, there is group camping available at nearby Willow Park, Hettinger, Ranger Creek Recreation Area and Pine Island.

Two sites at the campground meet accessibility standards and all sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are also provided.

Natural Features

The campground is situated near the shore of scenic Tie Hack Reservoir at an elevation of 7,900 feet. A dense forest of lodgepole pine covers the campground. Rock outcroppings are found inside the campground and along the shoreline.

Nearby Attractions

South Fork Lodge is nearby, offering dining options, lodging, guided horseback riding, a fishing pond and a small store with fishing and camping supplies.

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. Firewood may be purchased from the campground host.
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Tie Hack is located in Wyoming
44.2831 N
-106.9428 W
Get Directions
Take US Hwy. 16 west from Buffalo, Wyoming for about 12 miles. Then take Tie Hack Reservoir Road (FDR #21) about 0.5 miles to the campground.
5 Reviews of Tie Hack
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Went last week beautiful resavour camping and fishing. Only caught smaller Browns but has a cliff about 20 or 30 foot for cliff diving

Quiet spot near hiking and a reservoir

 This was the first national forest campground I saw upon entering the Cloud Peak Wilderness side of the Bighorn Mountains. Site 15 was open and I set up camp. This site opens onto a rocky hill and forested area. I love this area enough to extend my stay to a week

There are vault toilets in each of the two loops. Many sites are reservable but some are kept for walk-in camping. The water is amazingly good. 

Explore the rocky mountain and let the kids discover new places. The Tie Hack reservoir can be found if you go far enough. This camp is close enough to Buffalo that you can get a good cell signal 5 minutes down the road. 

Suggestion: save the map of trails from Circle View trailhead. It’s a 3-4 mile drive from camp and has some spectacular hiking. I recommend going to Willow Lake if you have the energy. The map at the trailhead isn’t too accurate so get a copy first. Bonus: cell signal is strong at a large variety of places on the trail.

my new favorite

I enjoyed this campground.

Nice camp area.

We stayed here overnight on way to Devils Tower. We were able to make reservations in advance. The road we needed to turn on from the hwy could have been marked better. There was no cell service. The site was clean and very well maintained. The campground was nice and quiet. We did not use any of the facilities.

First to Review
Tie Hack Campground, June 2015

This is a lovely National Forest Campground. Quiet and pretty, some hiking trails to the reservoir. No electric of course, pit toilets.