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Lake Creek Campground in Wyoming

The Lake Creek Campground is located on the Chief Joseph Highway (WY 296) about a mile south of the junction with the Beartooth Highway (US 212). This small campground features 6 forested sites and is administered by the Clark’s Fork Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.

Crazy Creek Campground
SeasonLate May – Mid-September
Number of sites6 sites
AmenitiesVault Toilets, Picnic tables, Fire pits, Food storage boxes
AttractionsStream fishing, Scenic drives, Yellowstone Park – 18 miles
Nearest CityCooke City – 15 miles

With only 6 campsites, the Lake Creek Campground is the smallest along the Beartooth Highway. However, it is reported to be very lightly used. Many travelers miss this site because it isn’t located right on the Beartooth Highway (US 212). Instead, it is about 1 mile south of US 212 on the scenic Chief Joseph Highway which intersects with the Beartooth Highway about 14 miles east of Cooke City, MT.

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Each campsite has a fire pit, a picnic table and a steel bear-proof food storage cabinet. There are vault toilets but no water. There is a nightly camping fee ($10.00 in 2020) which must be paid on site. No credit or debit cards or electronic payments are accepted. You must pay by cash or check so be prepared.

Typical campsite in Lake Creek Campground
This is a typical campsite in Lake Creek Campground. All of the sites have picnic tables, fire rings and steel bear-proof food storage lockers. The sites are in wooded country and this is typically a quiet place to camp.

There is no reservation system for campsites at Lake Creek Campground. The sites are all first come, first served. While the USFS reports light use you should never assume that you will find an empty site. If the campground is full there are other choices in the area. Check out our guide to Beartooth Highway Camping and Campgrounds to learn more.

Fishing at Lake Creek Campground

The campground sits close to Lake Creek which is a small stream that has a population of wild trout. Lake creek has limited fishing opportunities but if you follow the creek downstream for less than a half mile you reach the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone which provides excellent fishing for rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout.

For more information about the Lake Creek Campground contact:
Clarks Fork Ranger District
Shoshone National Forest
203 A Yellowstone Ave
Cody, WY 82414