The best camping near Bighorn National Forest

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Ten Sleep Brewing Co.

17 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Ten Sleep, WY
Our Brewery is located in a field next to Signal Butte, a beautiful red cliff at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in Ten Sleep Wyoming. We are surrounded by beautiful vistas! Our talented Brewers make some of the best beer in the state! Each small camp site offers a shaded picnic table per site, nearby port a potties, access to limited brewery wifi with incredible vistas all around. A very unique and beautiful brewery camping experience! Please note! It is important to look at each sites description when booking as some sites accommodate different sized camping rigs. Also please note we are located next to a Red Vista RV park. If you turn to soon you will be at Red Vista RV park which has concrete pads. SOOOO if you are at the concrete pads you are in the wrong spot. Check in at Brewery upon arrival. If you love to climb and experience the outdoors this is your place. Rich in history, this ranching town was the halfway point—or ten “sleeps”—between two major Sioux Indian camps. Surrounded by working sheep and cattle farms, today’s Ten Sleep, with a permanent population of only 260 is a fun detour for those on the way to Yellowstone National Park, and to the nearby Bighorn National Forest. Ten Sleep is so close to the Bighorn Mountains that you can’t see them from most places in town—the striking reddish-hued foothills block the view. But you can’t help taking in Ten Sleep Canyon, which rises into the mountains starting about six miles east of town and has grown in the past couple of decades into one of America’s top summer climbing destinations, with more than 800 climbing routes! Our guests also love staying with us! "Camping at a brewery was so convenient for us. The beer was super tasty and it was awesome that all we had to do was walk to our tent afterwards. And it was supercool to spot some pronghorn antelope right on the property."
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Brackettry Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent125 acres · Sheridan, WY
Learn more about this land: Bring your tent or your camper and sleep under the stars with an amazing view of the bighorn mountains. 8 miles south of Sheridan on paved roadway. Cell phone signal at the location. Ranch has tons of wildlife that will be all around you. Come see the best Wyoming has to offer. 7200 acres of state land adjacent to the property for horseback riding, hiking, birdwatching and more. No septic on site, Water is to fill Tanks not constant pressure. Electric hook up available. Need 50 ft Cord. During parts of the year livestock are on the ranch(cows or horses) and gates must be kept shut.
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Little Goose Tree Fort

1 site · RV4 acres · Sheridan, WY
Learn more about this land:Bring your horses and let them stretch their legs and fuel-up on pasture grass and creek water. Let the dogs run and splash in the creek with the kids or catch a brown trout on the fly. Little Goose Tree Fort has it all! Turkeys, pheasant, deer and bald eagles are a common sighting here. Just off the beaten path, this property is a relaxing oasis for the Western traveler and you have it all to yourself.
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307 Views

1 site · RV36 acres · Sheridan, WY
Learn more about this land:We have quite location with breath taking views of the little goose valley and Bighorn mountains. Enjoy your stay in Sheridan area with lots of dining and recreation activities within 20 minutes of the RV site. This is a rural setting with sweeping views and solitude located up 2.3 miles of well maintained gravel road.. There is no pavement, you may get your rig dusty. The pad is gravel, this is not the KOA... The pad is 48 ft. Gravel and within grade yet may require you to level your camper with blocks or jack.. We do have native wildlife and no they are not all harmless  or pets.... We look forward to sharing our home with you... 
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Little Bit Acres

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Parkman, WY
Nestled in decade old cottonwoods you will find a cozy cabin. Come and enjoy a simpler life. Breathe the mountain fresh air in the mornings and gaze at the stars at night. The Bighorn mountains are only minutes away where you can enjoy hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching. On occasion, you may spot deer, turkeys or other wildlife on the property.
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Camper By The Brewery With Pavilion

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Ten Sleep, WY
Welcome to the ultimate adventure getaway in Ten Sleep, Wyoming! Nestled in front of the renowned Ten Sleep Brewing Company, this camper property offers an unforgettable vacation experience. The Brewing Co. hosts lots of concerts, festivals, food trucks and trivia nights, so there is always something to do. Or take a one mile walk or drive into Town to enjoy the restaurants and bars. Picture yourself waking up to the crisp mountain air, under the iconic red Signal Cliff, surrounded by stunning vistas and the soothing sounds of nature. Our camper boasts full hookups and sits on a spacious cement pad, with a gravel patio ensuring your comfort and convenience throughout your stay. Our Springdale Camper trailer is clean and in beautiful shape, sleeping 6 comfortably. Fully equipped with a private queen-sized bed, sink, gas stove/oven, microwave and gas heater and electric AC. Hot Water heater and full bathroom and outdoor shower. There is a lit awning, stereo system and TV & DVD player. But that's not all – our property features common areas designed for relaxation and enjoyment. Play cornhole or fetch on the lawn with your dog, where you can swap stories with fellow travelers or simply kick back and soak in the laid-back atmosphere. For those seeking a touch of luxury, our Pavillion awaits. Complete with plumbed bathrooms and showers, it's the perfect spot to freshen up after a day of exploration. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, or simply in need of a peaceful retreat, our Airbnb camper property has something for everyone. Book your stay now and experience the magic of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, right outside your door. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to create unforgettable memories in the heart of cowboy country!
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Big Goose Creekside

1 site · RV1 acre · Sheridan, WY
Get away from the interstate and other campers and enjoy the sounds of rushing water, ducks, turkeys and more from this flat pull-through site located on the shaded banks of Big Goose Creek. Perfect for a single night stop-over or an easy base-camp for a longer trip to really get to know the Sheridan area - this creekside setting gives you peace and privacy with easy walking or biking access to town. No facilities or power - ideal for camper vans or small RV's.
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Camp At Rangeland

1 site · TentSheridan , WY
Hello,  Rangeland offers pack trips, photography opportunities and camping on the Big Horn Mountains. We have a cook tent and sleeping tents set up ready for use.  What ever it is you decide to do you will find our guides to be very friendly, helpful and professional. Please give us a call to visit about what you would like to do on your trip.                                                                  Sincerely,                                                                         Brant and Ellen   All adventures on the Big Horn Mountains are permitted by                         the National Forest Service      Learn more about this land:Visit the Majestic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming . We offer wall tents with wood stoves and cots, cook tent and fire pit. Offering unlimited hiking, photography and relaxing!
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Bonafide World Headquarters

2 sites · Lodging5 acres · Sheridan, WY
The Bonafide Compound & Gypsy Village is a lush oasis located on the periphery of Sheridan, Wyoming. It is both an exciting and peaceful location, with hammocks to lounge around in, fire pits/pavillions to gather around, a ceremonial teepee to check out, and an above-ground swimming pool to enjoy on hot days and plenty of wildflowers & wildlife to see.
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The best camping near Bighorn National Forest guide

Overview

About

Traveling between Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a classic American road trip which happens to include a scenic drive through Bighorn National Forest, whether you take the Bighorn Scenic Byway, the Cloud Peak Skyway, or the more adventurous Medicine Wheel Passage. Covering over a million acres of northern Wyoming, this national forest is named for the towering peaks of the Bighorn Mountains, considered a sister range to the Rocky Mountains. Nearly 30 campgrounds offer a range of amenities and scenic backdrops for outdoor adventures. Dispersed camping is also allowed. You could find yourself waking up to views of wildflower-filled meadows, alpine lakes and rippling streams, or shaded woodlands.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for tree huggers: The towering pines of Middle Fork Campground provide ample shade, while the babbling creek adds to the serenity. 
  • Best for RVers: Electric hookups are hard to find in Bighorn National Forest campgrounds, but Sibley Lake Campground has over a dozen sites with them! Reserve early for the best chances.
  • Best for roomy campsites: The large campsites at Sitting Bull Campground earn high marks. Plus, with over 40 available, you may have good luck snagging one.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Bighorn National Forest has a mix of reservable and first-come-first-served campsites and campgrounds.
  2. Reservations may be made online at Recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.
  3. Most reservations open six months in advance on a rolling basis.
  4. Reservations are recommended for weekends and holidays during peak seasons, though first-come, first-served sites may be available. 
  5. Some campgrounds stay open throughout the year, while others close for winter and, possibly, fall.

When to go

Weather conditions vary greatly by elevation and season in the Bighorns. The summer season is busiest, thanks to the moderate temperatures, especially at higher elevations, creating good conditions for outdoor recreation. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible from fall through winter and stretching into the spring, and higher elevations may have snow on the ground and roadways heading into summer.

Know before you go

  • Services and amenities vary by campground and by season. Check online for specific details to see what will be accessible at your specific campground during your stay. 
  • Campgrounds may or may not have potable water onsite.
  • This is bear country. Plan ahead for storing food and other scented items.
  • Cell signals may be limited or totally inaccessible in this rugged landscape.

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