Shoshone National Forest
crazy creek campground sign with scenic chief Joseph highway in background
Crazy Creek Campground
 


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Crazy Creek campground in the Shoshone National Forest is a very remote and scenic campground on the smaller side of the scale. The first thing you will notice is the absolutely gorgeous stretch of highway that leads you to the grounds. This is Beartooth and Absaroka mountain country, with stunningly scenic mountains all around you. From Crazy Creek, you can venture out east along the beautiful Chief Joseph Scenic Highway 296 to the Cody area, or you can head up 212 into the spectacular Beartooth Pass, one of the most famous high altitude drives in the country. Many consider this drive to be the most scenic in the U.S.. I would be among that group, but I would also put the Chief Joseph Scenic drive up there with it. Those interested in fantastic landscapes from the highway will find Crazy Creek in the Shoshone National Forest to be a perfect location. Many people find these drives to be more scenic than anything in Yellowstone.....



The campground itself is small with lots of mule deer hanging about. There are some nice size boulders and a pine forest. Head about 10 miles east of Cooke City Montana and you will see the large campground sign. Those interested in great mountain scenery will want to spend more time in this northeast area of "Yellowstone country" rather than the rest of the park. The high mountain alpine look begins around Pebble Creek campground and continues on into the Shoshone National Forest. Those interested in wilderness will find that the campground is situated between the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness(Montana) and the North Asbaroka Wilderness(Wyoming). This is wild country, and yes grizzly bears call the area home.

 

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Crazy Creek campground facts:

Video Tour available: No
Open: Varies based on snow, from late May to September 15th camping
Sites: 15
Laundry: No
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Store: No(10.6 miles west to Cooke City on highway 212)
Fee: $10 max length of stay 16 days
Ranger District: Clarks Fork
RV: 18 x 33
Handicapped Accessible: No
Toilets: Yes(vault) | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: No
Elevation: 6,869 feet
Fishing: Yes (Clarks Fork River - brook trout, rainbow trout)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No (10.60 miles west to Cooke City on highway 212)
Repairs: No (10.60 miles west to Cooke City, on highway 212)

pine trees with boulders at campsite in Crazy Creek

Image notes: Both photos are from Crazy Creek campground in the Shoshone National Forest. This is very scenic country.

 


 

 

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