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HETTINGER GROUP AREA, WY

Photo: HETTINGER GROUP AREA
Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hettinger Group Campground is located 14 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming on the east side of scenic Cloud Peak Skyway, near the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. The surrounding Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a small meadow within a dense forest of lodgepole pine. Tie Hack Reservoir and several creeks are nearby.

Recreation:

Tie Hack Reservoir is a short drive away, offering 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.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group site that can accommodate up to 150 people, and can be used for overnight camping or day-use picnicking. The site is equipped with picnic tables, grills and a campfire circle. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are also provided.

The nearest dump station is 18 miles away on Powder River Pass.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lodging
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • Group area is also available for day use for the same rate as overnight use
  • Firewood may be purchased for $5.00
  • Click here for more information on the Bighorn National Forest
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.29722, -106.95111
44°17'50"N, 106°57'4"W

From Buffalo, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 16 west for 14.5 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HETTINGER GROUP AREA
US HWY 16 - 15 MI W OF BUFFALO
BUFFALO WY 82834

Phone Number:

Information: (406)587-9054