Preston Y.
Basin, WY
Joined July 2016
Quiet and picturesque

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.

Great clear lake

This is an awesome lake that is easy to get to. The campground are below the damn overlooking the wind river. They have vault toilets, playgrounds, great views and are all large enough to accommodate rvs. The lake itself is accessed about a half mile down the road. Clear water and a beautiful backdrop make this a great lake for skiing or just dropping anchor and chilling. Lots of islands to play on in this lake.

Clean, friendly and amazingly beautiful.

We stayed here the weekend after July 4th. Sites were all nicely mowed with very clean fire pits and new picnic tables. We had water access along the whole site. My toddler and 9 year old played in the shallows for hours. There was a deep hole next to the canyon face. In the afternoon the 60' canyon wall reflected the water. At night the fire flickered and projected our shadows across the whole face. Perfect for campfire stories. Apparently I'm not the first to think so since it has been a seasonal camp for the last 10,000 years. The petroglyphs were in remarkable shape and worth the long drive out to the campground. There are clean vault toilets in sight from every site. Highly recommend this place for a few days along the Yellowstone byways. Close access to many mountain lakes, ten sleep canyon for views and climbing, alkali rd and the dinosaur track site, cloud peak wilderness….