Overview

Big game hunting near Sheridan, Wyoming includes elk, deer, antelope, big horn sheep, and mountain goat. Trophy game may include black bear, gray wolf, and mountain lion. Hunting is possible in the Bighorn National Forest, a short drive from Sheridan. Check the list below for possible big game hunting sites, and be sure to check with Wyoming Game and Fish for seasons, regulations, and licenses.

Adelaide Trailhead

Adelaide Trailhead

Provides access to: Shell Creek Trail – #057 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take Hwy 14 east to Forest Service Road 17. Take Forest Service Road 17 to the trailhead near Ranger Creek Campground and Shell Ranger Station.

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Bald Mountain Campground

Bald Mountain Campground

Bald Mountain Campground is located 13 miles East of Lovell, on U.S. Highway 14A. (-107.8595 x 44.805725) 15 campsites. Season runs from approximately June 15th – September 5th.  Elevation is 9,200-feet. Expect cool evenings. Restrooms and drinking water available. No showers, phones, or electricity.  Average spur length 55-feet (40 –

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Battle Park Trailhead

Battle Park Trailhead

A developed camping area and trailhead that is popular with horse users. Provides access to: Battle Park Trail #173 and nearby access to Cloud Peak Wilderness via Long Park Trail #164 and Middle Paintrock Trail – #066. This trailhead also provides access to Lily Lake Cut-off Trail – #120 (Non-wilderness

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Big Horn Canyon

Big Horn Canyon

Often called the “Grandest Canyon in the Northern Rockies”  the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area boasts cliffs that tower 1,000 feet  all encompassing clear blue waters. One can find wild horses and a multitude of fish waiting to be caught. The canyon straddles the border of Montana and Wyoming and

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Boulder Park Campground

Boulder Park Campground

Located along the Cloud Peak Skyway, this area is along Tensleep Creek, which has great fishing. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 17.5 miles to FSR 27 . Turn left onto FSR 27, cross a bridge and go 0.2 miles, then turn left at sign. Reservation Info:

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Burgess Picnic Site

Burgess Picnic Site

Bounded by beautiful rock formations and sits along side the North Tongue River. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west for 16 miles, turn north on to FSR 15 for 1 mile.

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Circle Park Campground

Circle Park Campground

The campground is convenient to the Circle Park Trailhead, which accesses the Cloud Peak Wilderness and a network of trails. Directions: From Buffalo, WY, take Hwy 16 west 13.4 miles to FSR 20. Turn right and go 2.1 miles. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a

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  • Circle Park Trailhead
  • Circle Park Trailhead
  • Circle Park Trailhead

Circle Park Trailhead

Provides access to: Sherd Lake Loop Trail – #046 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness and leads to South Fork Ponds. There are trail junctions that make side trips to nearby lakes, and a you can make a loop by using South Fork Ponds Trail #095. Trailhead is suitable for horse

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Coney Creek Trailhead

Coney Creek Trailhead

Privides acces to: Coney Creek Trail – #021 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness and travels to Coney Lake. This trailhead also accesses Rock Chuck Pass Trail #418 (non-motorized trail) that accesses Rock Chuck Pass to the West and Twin Lakes to the east. Directions: From Sheridan, WY, take WY 332

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Cross Creek Campground

Cross Creek Campground

Near the southeast end of Park Reservoir.

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Dead Swede Campground

Dead Swede Campground

Located 34 miles Southwest of Dayton, Wyoming, on U.S. Highway 14, then four miles Southeast on Forest Road 26. (-107.4459 x 44.6894) 21 camping sites, with an average spur length of 40 feet (35 – 60 feet), 3 sites are pull-thru.  Has six picnic sites for day use only. Open approximately June 9

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Dead Swede Picnic Site

Dead Swede Picnic Site

Come see the tombstone of the dead swede and fish in the South Tongue River. Watch out for the moose. Directions: From Dayton, take US 14 west 40.2 miles to Tie Flume/Dead Swede and FSR 26 signs. Turn left FSR 26 and go 4.7 miles; turn left into picnic ground.

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Deer Haven Lodge & Cabins

Deer Haven Lodge & Cabins

Deer Haven Lodge sits on the beautiful Ten Sleep stream in the Big Horn Mountains, and is very close to the popular West Ten Sleep Trailhead. Wildlife around Deer Haven is fantastic… moose & deer walk around the cabins consistently. WINTER FUN There are 450 miles of groomed trails in

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Deer Park Campground

Deer Park Campground

Near the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Directions: From Tensleep, WY, take Hwy 16 for approx 20 miles. Then 6 miles north on FSR 27. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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East Fork Campground

East Fork Campground

A small campground located on East Fork of Big Goose Creek. Directions: From Sheridan,WY, travel about 4 miles south on WY 332, then 8 miles south on WY 335. Road becomes FSR 26, travel another 11 miles. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served

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Edelman Trailhead

Edelman Trailhead

Provides access to: Edelman Trail – #025 which enters Cloud Peak Wilderness in about a half a mile. Suitable for horse trailers. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take Highway 14 east to Forest Service Road 17. Go south approx. 25 miles.

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Healy Reservoir

Healy Reservoir

Fishing opportunities are plentiful in northeastern Wyoming. Healy Reservoir is one of the most popular spots, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Healy Reservoir is a great spot to take kids ice fishing due to the typically steady numbers of fish.

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Island Park Campground

Island Park Campground

Along West Tensleep Creek. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 21.2 miles to FSR 27, turn left and drive about 3 miles to the campground. Fees $15 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. 8 reservable sites.

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  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area
  • Kleenburn Recreation Area

Kleenburn Recreation Area

Sheridan County owns and operates the Kleenburn Recreation Area that is located just east of the Acme exit of Interstate 90 north of Sheridan. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Tensleep Fish Hatchery keeps the Kleenburn Pond well stocked with catchable size Rainbow Trout.  The Game and Fish stock the

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Lake DeSmet

Lake DeSmet

Lake Desmet occupies a natural un-drained basin on the divide between Piney Creek, and one of its tributaries, Boxelder Creek. It is one of several basins in the Buffalo area that were formed by coal seam fires. After the coal deposits burned, the clinker and other sediments collapsed into the

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