Buffalo and Ten Sleep Area Campgrounds

Buffalo, Wyoming

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Both Native Americans and outlaws took refuge in this area, which has changed little since the days of the Wild West. The “Wild Bunch,” which included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, used Outlaw Caves near Hole-in-the-Wall as a hide-out. The difficult access still discourages more than a few travelers. The desert-like prairie dominating the Hole-in-the-Wall area rapidly develops into alpine meadows with thick evergreen forests of Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine in the Bighorn Mountains. Outlaws were not the only contributors to the scattered artifacts of the vicinity. The beauty and uniqueness of this area will undoubtedly create a desire to spend more time exploring the region. Mountain lakes reflect snowy peaks contrasted against blue skies, and massive canyons hold the echoes of voices and whitewater rapids alike. Excellent fishing awaits anglers in this relatively unknown portion of Wyoming. Classic western trout streams with unforgettable mountain scenery for a background place travelers in a difficult situation.
Camping Wyoming and the Black Hills

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Camping Wyoming and the Black Hills

by Kenneth L. Graham (Falcon Guides)

Both Native Americans and outlaws took refuge in this area, which has changed little since the days of the Wild West. The “Wild Bunch,” which included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, used Outlaw Caves near Hole-in-the-Wall as a hide-out. The difficult access still discourages more than a few travelers. The desert-like prairie dominating the Hole-in-the-Wall area rapidly develops into alpine meadows with thick evergreen forests of Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine in the Bighorn Mountains.

Outlaws were not the only contributors to the scattered artifacts of the vicinity. The beauty and uniqueness of this area will undoubtedly create a desire to spend more time exploring the region. Mountain lakes reflect snowy peaks contrasted against blue skies, and massive canyons hold the echoes of voices and whitewater rapids alike. Excellent fishing awaits anglers in this relatively unknown portion of Wyoming. Classic western trout streams with unforgettable mountain scenery for a background place travelers in a difficult situation.

©  Kenneth L. Graham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Buffalo
Additional Use: Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Local Contacts: BLM; Bighorn National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Buffalo and Ten Sleep Area Campgrounds

Recent Trail Reviews

9/11/2004
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6/17/2003
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I did a lot of research for a recent trip here, and decided to camp at Doyle (because of the cheaper price). Still, driving in we checked out several of the campgrounds. All seem to be situated on the banks of a scenic creek, but I liked Doyle because of the relative seclusion and the larger, more private sites. One loop of the campground was closed when we were there, and trash service was not running, so the campground turned out to be free. The dirt road leading to the campground is in great shape, and is also relatively scenic (LOTS of deer in these fields). We camped on a weekend, but it was not crowded, only 2 other tent campers and an RV parked far away. The stream was in full spring flow. Our site had several level places to set up, but the driveway was quite rough. The outhouse closest to the entrance was filthy, smelly and full of bugs, but the outhouse in the closed campground loop was clean and fresh and even had toilet paper. All in all, the price was right for a great site in a scenic setting.



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