Bighorn National Forest

Lower Paintrock Lake Campground

Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Maximum RV Size: 60 Feet (18.7 Meters) Rough road!
Number of Sites: 4
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

Fee area, four campsites (tent/auto/trailer), drinking water, toilets, fireplaces - uncut wood available, tables, no trailer disposal hookups. Caution! The road to this area is rough.

Fishing opportunities are abundant. Rainbow trout can be found Upper and Lower Medicine Lodge Lakes and Upper and Lower Paintrock Lakes.

Less than two miles north is Edelman Trailhead, which leads to numerous lakes and trails in Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. Two trails leave from the campground; 059 goes east into the Wilderness Area and 116 goes south and joins with other trails.


Directions from Shell: 17 miles northeast of Shell, on US Highway 14, then 20 miles south on Forest Road 17.