Falls Campground and Overlook
Shoshone National Forest on U.S. Highway 26/287 (Travel 25 miles NW from Dubois, WY)
We visit Falls Campground and Overlook multiple times a year to give us a short break and beautiful walk while traveling long distances. I enjoy making a connection with nature, especially when traveling in the car for multiple hours. This was the perfect break and Butter also enjoyed getting a walk.
We had Butter go on the stumps for a challenge. Following the diamonds on the trees. A neat view of the falls.
To continue hiking, follow the blue diamonds. We followed these diamonds for a while, however, there were many fallen trees and eventually we decided to turn around. Once we were past the overlook, the fence ends. The large drop offs made me slightly nervous while walking a puppy, therefore I did not want to continue. If you are bothered by heights, consider stopping when the wooden fence ends.
This area was dog friendly and has bathrooms for the camp sights. There are some dumpsters, however, they were locked when we visited. You may end up packing your trash back out with you. Always make sure that you pick up your dog poop and leave the area cleaner than you found it.
If hiking* make sure you remember:
- Hiking shoes
- Long pants
- Water (for humans and dogs)
- Snacks and treats
- Leash and halter
- Poop bags
At this campground there are 42 sights, some with electricity. The camping sights cost $15.00-$20.00 per night with a 16 day maximum stay. This is bear country and all food needs to be placed in bear safe containers when not being consumed. Many of these camp sights have bear boxes. There are toilets and picnic tables. Open season is June-September. For more details please check the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service website.
Butter gives Falls Campground and Overlook 4 paws up!
Butter only has 4 paws…so 4 paws is the best.
*If only visiting the falls overlook, regular shoes and clothing may work, however I caution you to be prepared and protect yourself.