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Wapiti Campground


Wapiti Campground is located along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway about 30 miles west of Cody, in northwestern Wyoming. It is 22 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.

The campground is situated among cottonwood and juniper trees, along the North Fork of the Shoshone River, 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.

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. The Wapiti Wayside is located less than a quarter mile east of the campground and offers interpretive information on grizzly bears and other local wildlife.

The campground offers accessible single and double family-sized campsites, many of which have electric hookups. Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring, and food storage locker. Vault toilets, drinking water, and trash collection are provided. Campers may gather firewood in the area.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about Wapiti Campground

Ancient cliffs from the Absaroka volcanic mudflow tower above the campground.

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