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SOUTH FORK (WYOMING), WY

Photo: SOUTH FORK (WYOMING)
Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

South Fork Campground is located 15 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 on the banks of South Fork Clear Creek at an elevation of 7,800 feet. A dense forest of lodgepole pine covers the campground.

Recreation:

Tie Hack Reservoir is nearby, offering a great location for canoeing and fishing. Anglers will find rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout in 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 at nearby Elgin Park, Pole Creek and Crazy Woman Canyon Roads. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed on these roads as well.

Facilities:

This fully accessible campground offers single-family sites each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

South Fork Lodge is located across the highway from the campground, offering dining options, lodging, guided horseback riding, a fishing pond and a small store with fishing and camping supplies.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lodging
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • Space is limited and allows for no more than one or two tents per site
  • All sites are built to accepted accessibility standards
  • 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 for $5.00
  • Click here for more information on 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):
44.28, -106.94528
44°16'48"N, 106°56'43"W

From Buffalo, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 16 west for 15 miles to Forest Service Road 337. Follow Forest Service Road 337 east for .25 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SOUTH FORK (WYOMING)
US HWY 16 - 15 MI W OF BUFFALO
BUFFALO WY 82834

Phone Number:

Information: (406)587-9054