Shoshone National Forest, Deer Creek Campground

The Shoshone National Forest’s Deer Creek Campground is located on the South Fork of the Shoshone River, 47 miles (75 km) southwest of Cody, Wyoming. The area is a popular spot for fly-fishing and ice climbing. In fact, this region of the Absaroka Mountains has the highest concentration of frozen waterfall ice routes in the continental United States. The campground is open year round. One EarthSky enthusiast said, “The sky is crystal clear here. There’s only a little light pollution to the east (Cody); and to the west, north and south is the huge Yellowstone regional area. It’s very sparsely populated. One night, I felt for a split second I was walking into space. It just took my breath away.”

June 15, 2016

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