Shoshone National Forest

The Shoshone National Forest, established in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, contains 2.4 million acres, ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountain peaks. It borders Yellowstone National Park to the west.

Majestic elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain grouse, mountain goat, and grizzly bear make their homes in the forest.

The forest is also home to grazing, timber harvesting, and recreation.

Timberline lakes and mountain streams challenge anglers of all ages. Visitors backpack, bike, ski and snowmobile in the Beartooth and Absaroka Mountain Ranges, and raft and kayak several streams including through the Clarks Fork Canyon.

There is an extensive network of primitive and developed campsites. Day activities include hiking, picnicking and sightseeing along three national scenic byways.
  • 808 Meadow Lane
  • Cody , WY 82414
  • Wyoming
  • Open Year-Round
  • No Entry Fee Charged.
  • (800) 496-9077
  • (307) 578-1200 (307) 578-1294 Hearing Impaired (307) 578-6241

Touring & Services
  • Visitor Center
  • Children's Activities
  • Guided Tours
  • Scenic Drives
  • Picnicking
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Lodging Nearby
  • Restaurants Nearby
Winter Sports
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Winter Camping
  • Ice Skating
Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bike Touring
Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Saltwater Fishing
Hunting
  • Big Game
  • Upland
  • Waterfowl
Nature & History
  • Bird-Watching
  • Nature Viewing
  • Historic Sites
Camping & Hiking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horse Trails
  • Wheelchair Trails
Paddling & Watersports
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Boat Launch
  • Beaches