Stagecoaches of Old West fame opened the roadway leading to the majority of campgrounds in the northern Bighorns. Classic western trout streams are abundant, with plenty of room for exploring. Multiple dynamic canyons beckon to the adventuresome to discover the beauties resting in their shadows. A glimpse of their glory can be found near Shell, along the highway at the spectacular Shell Creek Falls. Campers can choose between camping along the roar of mountain snowmelt crashing over defiant boulders or having a placid ice-cold lake within walking distance.
In more than a few places, the lakes are in view of camping areas and make for a beautiful site opposite an evening campfire. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Connor Battlefield, Tongue River, Sibley Lake, Prune Creek, North Tongue, Bald Mountain, Porcupine, Five Springs, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area: Horseshoe Bend, Owen Creek, Tie Flume, Dead Swede, Ranger Creek, East Fork, Cabin Creek, Cabin Creek Trailer Park, Shell Creek, Ranger Creek, Medicine Lodge Lake, Upper Paint Rock Lake, and Lower Paint Rock Lake.
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