Wapiti Campground

State: Wyoming

Open: Seasonal

Number of Sites: 41

Elevation: 6000

Reservations: Yes - Check Recreation.gov for information

About: Wapiti Campground hosts 41 campsites on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, next to the historic Wapiti Ranger Station. “Wapiti” (pronounced WA-puh-tee) is the American Indian word for “elk.” Services include pressurized water, vault toilets, garbage collection and half the campground has electric hook-ups.

Visit the nearby Wapiti Wayside to learn about grizzly bears, other wildlife, and general visitor information. The trailhead from the campground leads into the Washakie Wilderness via Elk Fork Creek.

Fees: See Forest Service website

Usage: Heavy

Water: Drinking Water

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: Cody, WY

Directions: Wapiti Campground is located between the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park and the town of Cody Wyoming, on the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway (Hwy 14-16-20). The campground is approximately 30 miles west of Cody and 22 miles east of Yellowstone. It is located on the north side of the highway, next to the Shoshone River. This is a right turn if you are headed west and a left turn if headed east. The campground is between Elk Fork Campground to the west and Big Game Campground to the east.