Shoshone National Forest Guide

Located in northeastern Wyoming, the Shoshone National Forest is the first national forest ever created in the United States. Established in 1891, the forest covers over 2.4 million acres of valleys, high ridges, and snow-clad mountains. The forest is named for the Native American Shoshone tribe, one of several tribes that periodically occupied the region. Within the forest are four wilderness areas that provide further protection from human interference. The nearest community — Cody, WY — is a town of under 10,000 inhabitants. Visitors from larger cities like Billings, MT, or Casper, WY, often stop at the Shoshone National Forest to hike the trails, fish, hunt, camp, or view the incredible scenery.

Shape Hiking Trails

Shoshone National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Shoshone National Forest

The Shoshone National Forest is one of the few places in Wyoming that experiences significant precipitation. The extra water brings a fantastic wildflower show in the spring and early summer months. Over 1,700 varieties of plants call this area home, including sagebrush, grass, pine, and spruce. Because the site was protected from development so early in American history, invasive plants are minimal. 

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How to get to Shoshone National Forest

Address: 808 Meadow Lane Avenue, Cody, WY 82414

Fee: Entry fee $0

It is easy to venture to the Shoshone National Forest for a vacation in an RV. Roads access several parts of the forest and take you directly to some fine RV campgrounds. RVs provide a comfortable place to rest after a day of hiking and fishing in the woods. When you use an RV, you are free to create those memories that last a lifetime without worrying about setting up camp at the end of the day.