HUNTER TRAILHEAD, WY

Hunter Trailhead is a campground constructed with the equestrian camper in mind, but available for all users. The campground is located in Johnson Country, Wyoming, just two miles off the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway on Highway 16. The winding drive to the campground travels two miles...
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HUNT EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Hunter Trailhead is a campground constructed with the equestrian camper in mind, but available for all users. The campground is located in Johnson Country, Wyoming, just two miles off the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway on Highway 16. The winding drive to the campground travels two miles west of U.S. Highway 16 on Forest Road 19 and is an easily accessible gravel road offering views of wildlife, mountain streams, and abundant wildflowers.

Natural Features:

No region in Wyoming is provided with a more diverse landscape - from lush grasslands to alpine meadows, from crystal-clear lakes to glacially-carved valleys, from rolling hills to sheer mountain walls. The campground is situated high in the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming, at an elevation of 7,800 feet, so be prepared for all types of weather. A dense forest of lodgepole pine is the dominant vegetative cover.

Recreation:

Rising between the Powder River and Big Horn Basins, this scenic country offers year round recreation connecting visitors to a land rich in history and solitude. For centuries, the mountain landscape has provided renewal for Native Americans, homesteaders and modern day explorers creating a human connection with this spectacular place.

The Hunter Trailhead provides numerous hiking and horse friendly trails to access front-country, the Cloud Peak Wilderness as well as the Rock Creek Recommended Wilderness Area. The surrounding Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving, wildlife and a number of historic sites.

Facilities:

The non-fee portion of the site provides access to the trailhead and includes parking for 15 single vehicles and 18 vehicles with trailers, and a separate area for Outfitter/Guide parking. Of the 11 sites, nine are reservable, one is used by the host during July/August and the remaining two are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each campsite has a 20 by 20 foot hardened use pad with a picnic table, utility table, fire ring and an individual livestock corral. The spur for each campsite is 65 feet long by 20 feet wide. Potable water is available at the facility through a pressurized solar water system. The entire facility is ADA (Americans with Disabilities) accessible including the ramp for horse mounting.

Nearby Attractions:

Tie Hack Reservoir is a 15-minute drive southeast of the campground. The scenic lake offers a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers there cast for rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Mar 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • 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:
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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
General Season
Sep 22 2014 -
Sep 22 2015
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $10.00

*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):
44.33417, -106.97361
44°20'3"N, 106°58'25"W

From Buffalo, travel west on Highway 16 for 13 miles. Continue 2 miles west on Forest Road 19 to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HUNTER TRAILHEAD
1415 FORT STREET
BUFFALO  WY  82834

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)684-7806
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