CLEARWATER CAMPGROUND, WY

Clearwater Campground is located along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway, about 32 miles west of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. It is 20 miles east of the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing...
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Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water and to empty black water tanks prior to arrival; there is no water or dump station available at the campground, the nearest water is at Wapiti Campground
  • Utility hookups are not available
  • Pack and saddle stock animals are not permitted within the campground
  • Recreational use of off-road vehicles is prohibited within developed campgrounds; to operate on Forest Service roads, all off-road vehicles must have proper state registration or a Wyoming ORV sticker on display
  • Click here for more information on the Shoshone National Forest


Caution! The Shoshone National Forest is home to one of the most abundant grizzly bear populations in the lower 48 states. All food, beverages and odorous attractants must be stored inside a hard-sided vehicle or in the provided food storage lockers, and made unavailable to bears. Garbage must be properly disposed in bear-proof trash containers. The food storage ordinance is strictly enforced. Campground hosts can provide more information regarding bear safety and campground regulations.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Overview

Overview

Clearwater Campground is located along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway, about 32 miles west of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. It is 20 miles east of the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, hiking and viewing local wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the North Fork of the Shoshone River and has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Douglas fir and large juniper trees cover the campground, which sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet.

A wide variety of wildlife lives in the area. Visitors often glimpse grizzly bears, deer, elk, bison, moose, fox, coyotes and bald eagles.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group camping area, which consists of sites 9, 10 and 11. Additionally, 11 single-family campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and food storage locker.

A group day-use area provides private parking, three large picnic tables, two food storage lockers and campfire circle. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided, but drinking water is not available. Campers may gather firewood from the area.

Nearby Attractions:

Pahaska Tepee, west of the campground, 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 25 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.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Aug 05 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Tue Aug 05 2014 - Mon Feb 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Jul 04 2014 Tue Sep 02 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Geological Attractions
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Star Gazing
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Auto Touring
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Scenic Drive
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jul 04 2014 -
Sep 02 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00-$20.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.46222, -109.66833
44°27'44"N, 109°40'6"W

From Cody, Wyo., follow Sheridan Avenue west through Cody until the road leaves town, and becomes the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14/16/20). The campground is 32 miles west of Cody, on the south side of the highway and next to the river.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CLEARWATER CAMPGROUND
2013 N. Fork highway
Cody  WY  82414

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)527-6921
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