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.

Lake Point Picnic Site

Lake Point Picnic Site

Secluded little picnic area overlooking Meadowlark Lake. Directions: From Ten Sleep,WY, take Hwy 16 east around 14 miles, Turn right on to FSR 437 for 1.5 miles.

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Lake View Campground

Lake View Campground

On the northern shore of Meadowlark Lake. Popular trout fishing area. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 20.3 miles and turn right at campground sign. Fees $15 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. 12 reservable sites.

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Lion’s Club Fishing Derby

Lion’s Club Fishing Derby

7 Miles North of Buffalo on I-90 2019 For the past 30 plus years, the Lion’s Club Fishing Derby has been offering a chance for people to come out and enjoy Lake DeSmet during Memorial Day Weekend, and possibly win a prize. Fishermen and women of all ages compete to

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Little Bighorn East Trailhead

Little Bighorn East Trailhead

No facilities are located at this trailhead. Limited parking space. A very narrow access road that requires 4WD in spring and fall. Directions: From Ranchester, WY, take WY 345 for 15 miles to CR 144. Travel approx 20 miles, then left onto FSR 113.

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Little Goose Campground

Little Goose Campground

This tiny secluded campground has 3 sites. Directions: From Sheridan, WY, go south on WY 332 about 4 miles to WY 335. Go south another 10 miles and turn left on FSR 314, the campground is about 2 miles away on a 4 wheel drive road. Fees: No fee

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Lower Paintrock Lake Campground

Lower Paintrock Lake Campground

Located around Lower Paint Rock Lake. Trailhead access to the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 25.1 miles south on FSR 17.

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Medicine Lodge Lake Campground

Medicine Lodge Lake Campground

Located on the shores of Upper Medicine Lodge Lake. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 24.5 miles south on FSR 17. Fees $14 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites

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Middle Fork Campground

Middle Fork Campground

Off of Cloud Peak Skyway, near YMCA of the Bighorns. Directions: From Buffalo, WY, take Hwy 16 west for 13 miles. Go 0.5 mile west on FSR 373. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling or on-line. Fees $16 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site

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North Cove Boating Site

North Cove Boating Site

On the northern shore of Meadowlark Lake. Popular trout fishing area. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 21 miles and turn right at sign.

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North Tongue Campground

North Tongue Campground

On the North Fork of the Tongue River. Directions: From Dayton,WY, take Hwy 14 west for 27 miles to junction of Hwy 14A and go 0.4 miles onto Hwy 14A. Turn right on to FSR 15 for 1.1 miles, campground is on the left.

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Owen Creek Campground

Owen Creek Campground

Along the Bighorn Scenic Byway.

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Paintrock Lake Trailhead

Paintrock Lake Trailhead

Provides access to: North High Park Trail – #059 which accesse Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 25.1 miles south on FSR 17. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees $14 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles

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Pine Island Group Campground

Pine Island Group Campground

Along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west for 24 miles. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free or on-line. Fees $60 minimum for 1-35 people, graduated rates for more (150 people maximum) 1 reservable site.

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Porcupine Campground

Porcupine Campground

Located near Porcupine Creek. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A– Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway– east 32 miles and turn left on FSR 13. Go 2 miles. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free or on-line. Fees $15 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles

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Prune Creek Campground

Prune Creek Campground

Nestled among pines at the confluence of Prune Creek and the South Tongue River and along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west 23 miles to campground sign. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free or on-line. Fees $16 per night. Additional

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Ranger Creek Campground

Ranger Creek Campground

Located near a historic ranger district building. Directions: From Big Horn,WY, take WY 335 south 9.9 miles to where it becomes FSR 26. Continue 8.1 miles to Ranger Creek sign. Turn right at sign and then a quick left to go 0.1 miles to campground. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted.

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Ranger Creek Recreation Area

Ranger Creek Recreation Area

Just off the Big Horn Scenic Byway and nearby interpretive geological attractions at Shell Falls. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take US 14 east 32 miles to FSR 17 sign. Turn right at sign onto FSR 17 and go 3 miles. Reservations: Group site can be reserved by calling Toll Free

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Sam Mavrakis Pond

Sam Mavrakis Pond

Located just off 8th street, Sam Mavrakis pond is a great place to spend the afternoon.  The waters are stalked with fish throughout the year and it features easy access to Sheridan’s pathway.  

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Sawmill Lakes Trailhead

Sawmill Lakes Trailhead

No facilities, limited parking. Directions: From Big Horn,WY, take WY 335 south 9.9 miles to where it becomes FSR 26. Continue 12 miles. Trailhead is not well marked.

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Shell Creek Campground

Shell Creek Campground

The campground is located along Shell Creek. Nearby is the Shell Falls Interpretive Site, which is a nice day trip to learn about the area’s geology. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY, on Hwy 14. Then 1.2 miles south on FSR 17. Reservations: This site can be reserved by

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