Description

There’s nothing “lower” about Lower Paintrock Lake Campground. In Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest, right next to Cloud Peak Wilderness, the names alone imply that you’re gonna be dealing with rocky scenery so beautiful it looks painted, and a vast mountaintop landscape that seems to just disappear into the pillowy sky. At an elevation of 9300 feet, you can look forward to chilly evenings on even the sweatiest summer days (you can also expect to be a cheap date when it comes to campfire brewskies—stay hydrated up there)! With only four sites and a four month season, you’ll wanna arrive at this gorgeous, no-reservations spot early. Shell, the closest town with a population of only 50, is named for the abundance of fossil shells in the area—you never know what you might find!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
5 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lower Paintrock Lake Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Park
Bighorn National Forest
State
Wyoming
Country
United States
Phone Number
307-674-2600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
44.394° N, 107.384° W
$14/night
Tent / Van: 5 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
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Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
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