PORCUPINE CAMPGROUND (WY), WY Campground Reservation, Info, Images, Map, Directions

PORCUPINE CAMPGROUND (WY), Wyoming Campground Images, Info & Reservations


From Lovell, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 14A (not U.S. Highway 14) 33 miles east, then 1.6 miles north on Forest Road 13. The highway has a 10% grade. From Dayton, Wyoming, take U.S. Highway 14/14A west 73 miles via Burgess Junction. This is the recommended route for RVs and motorhomes.






Related Link(s)

Rec Area Info & Images


Porcupine Campground is located along the Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14A), 33 miles east of Lovell, Wyoming. The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is nearby. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic natural beauty, recreational opportunities and excellent habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Fishing is popular on nearby streams and lakes. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com


From the area’s historic mining sites to the ancient Native American Medicine Wheel, to hiking through open meadows and along the cliffs on the west rim of the mountains, the Bighorn National Forest offers many recreational opportunities. Jaws Trailhead is near the campground, offering access to Bucking Mule Falls Trail and Porcupine Creek. Scenic off-road driving is available on Hunt Mountain Road or Burgess Overlook jeep trail.


The campground offers single-family sites, each with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water from a hand pump and trash collection are provided. The nearest dump station is 25 miles east at Burgess Junction.

Natural Features

Nearby Bald Mountain is part of the Bighorn Range in northern Wyoming. A forest of pine and aspen covers the campground at an elevation of 8,900 feet. Temperatures can drop significantly once the sun goes down. Summer daytime temperatures range from 60s-90s with nighttime temperatures down to the 50s. June is sometimes rainy while the rest of the summer offers fair, clear, sunny days. Thunderstorms and snowstorms can arise at any time. Autumn temperatures are cool with frosts by mid-September.

Nearby Attractions

The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is four miles from the campground. This unique geoglyph signifies all creation, all races of people, birds, fish, animals, trees and stones. According to tribal beliefs, the circular shape of the wheel represents the earth, sun, moon, cycles of life, seasons and day to night. High Country Lodge is nearby, offering guided horseback riding and backcountry pack trips, off-road vehicle rentals and guided fishing trips.

Charges & Cancellations

Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This cancellation processing fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation processing fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).


More from CampingHiking.net:

LOWER PENSTEMON, Idaho Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions Travel south on Twin Falls County Road G3 which becomes Forest Road 515, commonly known as Rock Creek Road, for approximately 27 miles from Hansen. Phone 208-678-0430 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords LOWP,SAWTOOTH NF – FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Idaho

Willows Campground, Washington Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From Naches, Washington, take Route 12 west 4.4 miles to the intersection with State Route 410. Turn left at the intersection, staying on Route 12. Travel 15 miles to campground on the left. Phone 541-338-7869 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING Keywords WLLS,RIMROCK LAKE,TIETON RIVER,OKANOGAN – WENATCHEE NF -FS,Flaming Gorge National

DEER CREEK, California Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue through Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. Continue around Huntington Lake for 1.2 miles to Deer Creek Campground. Phone 559-893-2111 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WATER SPORTS, SWIMMING SITE Keywords DEAR,HUNTINGTON LAKE,SIERRA NF – FS Related Link(s) Rec

CEDAR POINT CAMPGROUND, North Carolina Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions Take VFW Road off NC 58 approximately 1.25 miles north of the junction of NC 24 and NC 58. Follow signs to the campground on VFW Road. Phone 252-638-5628 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WATER SPORTS, SWIMMING SITE Keywords Croatan National Forest Related Link(s) Rec

COPPERAS CREEK, Texas Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From Comanche, Texas, take HWY 67/377 northeast for 5 miles, then turn left on FM 2861. Follow for 2.5 miles to the park entrance. Park entrance is on the North side of FM 2861. Phone 254-879-2498 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING Keywords COPP,PROCTOR LAKE,LAKE PROCTOR,COPPERAS COVE,PROCTOR LAKE Related

CLUBHOUSE LAKE, Minnesota Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From the south, travel on Minnesota State Highway 38 from Grand Rapids to Marcell. Turn right on County Road 45, just north of Marcell, and continue five miles east. Then travel three miles north on Forest Road 2181 to the campground. Phone 218-246-2123 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING,