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.

Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Fishing allowed year-round, ice usually clears around early June. This fishery is comprised mainly of Brook trout, which are maintained by natural reproduction. Directions: From Shell, WY, east on Hwy 14 to FSR 17 to FSR 271, 4WD highly recommended.

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Shutts Flats Trailhead

Shutts Flats Trailhead

No facilities, limited parking. Directions: From Dayton, take Hwy 14 west 21 miles FSR 193. Turn left and go to the end of the road.

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Sibley Lake

Sibley Lake

A fully developed campground, with electrical hookups, situated along Sibley Lake off of the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: From Dayton, WY, take Hwy 14 west 21 miles.Turn left at sign and go 0.4 miles to campground. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free or on-line. Fees $16

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Sitting Bull Campground

Sitting Bull Campground

The campground is located in the treeline edge of an expansive mountain meadow. The nearby Meadowlark Lake offers boating and fishing opportunities. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 19.9 miles to FSR 432. Turn left and go about a mile to campground. Reservations: This site can be

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Tie Flume Campground

Tie Flume Campground

Campground sits along the South Tongue River. Directions: From Dayton,WY, take Hwy 14 west 40 miles to Tie Flume/Dead Swede and FSR 26. Turn left onto FSR 26 and go 2.5 miles to “Y” intersection and FSR 16. Bear left onto FSR 16 and go 0.2 miles; turn right at

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Tongue River Fishing East

Tongue River Fishing East

Fishing access to the Tongue River. Directions: From Dayton,WY, take Hwy 14 west for 27 miles to junction of Hwy 14A and go 2 miles onto Hwy 14A. On north side of the hwy, look for FSR 171.

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Tongue River Fishing West

Tongue River Fishing West

Fishing access to the Tongue River. Directions: From Dayton,WY, take Hwy 14 west for 27 miles to junction of Hwy 14A and go 2 miles onto Hwy 14A. On north side of the hwy, look for FSR 175.

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Tongue River Reservoir

Tongue River Reservoir

Enjoy this 12-mile long reservoir situated among scenic red shale, juniper canyons, and the open prairies of southeastern Montana. The park is loved by Montana and Wyoming anglers, campers, and boaters. Excellent fishing as two “state record” fish have been pulled from its waters. Large bodies of water such as

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Twin Lakes Picnic Site

Twin Lakes Picnic Site

Near Twin Lakes and the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. Directions: From Big Horn,WY, take WY 335 south 9.9 miles to where it becomes FSR 26. Continue 13 miles to picnic ground sign. Turn left.

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Upper Paintrock Fishing Site

Upper Paintrock Fishing Site

On the shore of Upper Paint Rock Lake. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 20 miles south on FSR 17.

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Veterans Cove Fishing Site

Veterans Cove Fishing Site

Along the east side of Meadowlark Lake. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 20.5 miles and turn right onto FSR 426.

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  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead
  • West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead

West Tensleep Lake Campground & Trailhead

On the shores of West Tensleep Lake with a trailhead for trails into the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 17.5 miles to FSR 27. Turn left at sign onto FSR 27, cross a bridge and go 1.1 miles to a “Y” intersection. Bear

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Willow Park Group Campground

Willow Park Group Campground

Off of the Cloud Peak Skyway. There is a playground here, and cross-country ski trails are groomed in the winter. Directions: From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east 16 miles, then north 1 mile on FSR 253. Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free or online.

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