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SIBLEY LAKE, WY

Photo: SIBLEY LAKE
Status: Closed through Sun Jun 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sibley Lake Campground is located at Sibley Lake along the Bighorn Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14) near the Burgess Junction at an elevation of 7,900 feet. The 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 near Sibley Lake and Prune Creek in the Bighorn Mountains, where craggy granite peaks rise over 13,000 feet above sea level. A forest of lodgepole pine covers the area, creating excellent wildlife habitat.

Recreation:

Sibley Lake is open to non-motorized craft and offers an accessible fishing dock on the shoreline. Anglers fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout.

Off-road vehicle trails, scenic jeep roads, hiking and additional fishing streams are available in the surrounding area. Diverse hikes vary from loop trails to treks along creeks and over mountain peaks; many trails access the Cloud Peak Wilderness.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Burgess Junction Visitor Center is 5 miles away. Shell Falls Visitor Center, at the overlook of Shell Falls, is about 25 miles southwest. Both centers offer interpretive trails, scenic views and educational displays about natural features like flora and fauna, and area history.

The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is about 30 miles from the campground. This unique geoglyph signifies all creation,and according to tribal beliefs, the circular shape of the wheel represents the earth, sun, moon, cycles of life, seasons and day to night.

Arrowhead Lodge, Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn are nearby, offering off-road vehicle rentals and fishing supplies, as well as dining options and general stores.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Lake Access
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • Groups larger than 20 people must camp elsewhere: Willow Park, Hettinger, Ranger Creek Recreation Area or Pine Island offer group camping
  • Two non-towed vehicles allowed per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle will be charged an extra $9.00 fee at the campground
  • Firewood may be purchased from the campground host.
  • An additional $4 will be added to the standard fee for sites with electricity.
  • 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):
44.77139, -107.44306
44°46'17"N, 107°26'35"W

From Dayton, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 14 southwest about 25 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SIBLEY LAKE
US HWY 14- 21 MI W OF DAYTON
DAYTON WY 82836

Phone Number:

Information: (406)587-9054