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Fox Creek Campground on the Beartooth Highway

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The 33 unit Fox Creek Campground is located along the Wyoming stretch of the Beartooth Highway. It’s in the Clark’s Fork Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest. The campground is 11 miles from the NE entrance to Yellowstone Park and the closest community is Cooke City which is 7 miles away.

Be Aware!!! – The Fox Creek Campground was closed in 2019 for use by construction crews repairing the Beartooth Highway. It remained closed in 2020 and it is likely to be closed for another year or two. Be sure to check in advance if you are hoping to camp here.

You can find nearby campgrounds in our guide to Beartooth Highway Camping & Campgrounds.

Fox Creek Campground
SeasonJune – September
Number of sites33 sites
ReservationsNo
AmenitiesWater, Vault Toilets, Picnic tables, Fire pits, Food storage boxes, Electric hookups
AccessibleNo
FirewoodNo
AttractionsClose to Yellowstone Park and Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness
Nearest CityCooke City – 8 miles

The Fox Creek Campground features 33 sites located in a forested area at just over 7,000 ft elevation. There are great views of the surrounding peaks from some of the sites. The campground is open to tents and hard sided campers. This is prime grizzly bear country and each campsite has a steel bear-proof food storage cabinet. In addition to the food storage boxes, each site has a picnic table and a fire pit. Most sites have electrical hookups which are uncommon in most campgrounds along the Beartooth Highway.

There is no reservation system for the campsites at Fox Creek Campground. All sites are only available on a first-come first-served basis. Since the campground commonly fills during peak season it’s a good idea to try to arrive as early as possible to secure a site. If the campground is full and you have a hardsided camper try the nearby Colter Campground and Soda Butte Campground. Tent campers can try the Crazy Creek Campground or the Pilot Creek Dispersed Camping Area.

There is a nightly camping fee at Fox Creek Campground which is paid onsite. You can only pay with cash or personal check so come prepared.

For more camping and campground information check out our Complete Guide to Campgrounds on the Beartooth Highway.