Beartooth Lake in Shoshone National Forest

Cody, Wyoming

Beartooth Lake in Shoshone National Forest is a campground located in Cody. Welcome to the Shoshone National Forest, where superlative scenery and a myriad of recreational opportunities await you! The Shoshone National Forest was set aside in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, making the Shoshone the first national forest in the United States. It consists of some 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains. The higher mountains are snow-clad most of the year. Immense areas of exposed rock are interspersed with meadows and forests. With Yellowstone National Park on its western border, the Shoshone encompasses the area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming which includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River and Beartooth Ranges.

There are 31 campgrounds on the Shoshone. Generally the open season for campgrounds with services (water on, garbage pickup etc.) begins with Memorial Day weekend and runs through the end of September. Rex Hale campground is on the National Recreation Reservation system. All other sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Beartooth lake is one of them.

Local dining options close to Beartooth Lake in Shoshone National Forest include Cassie's Supper Club, B Bar B Chuckwagon Cowboy Dinner and Show, Bubba's Bar-b-que, and Mustang Grill/pony Expresso.

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203-A Yellowstone Avenue

Tel: (307) 527-6921

Beartooth Lake Campground - From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 47 miles to US 212 and east 13 miles 9,000 ft in elevation. water, boat ramp, fishing, trailhead, wilderness access

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Location details / directions

From Cody, WY, take State Rt. 120 west 15.7 miles to State Rt. 296/Sunlight/Basin sign. Turn left onto Rt. 296 (Chief Joseph
Scenic Byway) and go 46.6 miles to US Rt. 212 (Beartooth Scenic
Byway). Turn right onto Rt. 212 and go 9.3 miles to campground
sign. Turn left at sign onto a dirt road and go 0.4 miles to

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