Lily Lake

Shoshone National Forest

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1693 Bear Tooth Pass Highway Cody, WY 82414 307-527-6921 307-527-6241

GPS: 44.945, -109.714

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Overview of Lily Lake

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 8

Elevation 7,709 ft / 2,349 m

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4 reviews

Reviewed 7/6/2018

Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

We spent the night here before heading into Yellowstone. Set up camp at the site right by the lake and it was awesome. There was a fire ring and pit toilets. A couple of people drove down to the boat ramp but no one stayed. The lake is beautiful at night and it’s very quiet.

Site Quality

acookson would stay here again

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Meg and Ben
MD 22' Airstream Safari Cheverolet Silverado
43 reviews
“Beautiful and remote - may not work for bigger rigs”

Reviewed 10/11/2015

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

We stayed late in the season (Oct 9, 2015 though the weather was great) and many other campgrounds were closed. This site is a couple miles north on the Beartooth Pass (212) - we were coming from Yellowstone's NE exit. The pass was already marked closed for the season but the first few miles were open, so that's how we stumbled across Lily Lake.

The ride up is a good road, though washboard. At the top are unbelievable views of surrounding mountains. There are some dispersed sites at the top which may work better for bigger rigs. Some hunters were staying there- they were super friendly and upped our affection for the site big time.

If you continue down to the right to the Lake, the official campsites are there. We tried but failed to get into the one closest to the lake. The boat ramp turnaround area looks bigger than it is - beware. The spots higher up were doable and lovely.

"Bear awareness" is high here- the hunters told us they regularly saw Grizzlies and wolves but thought they mostly stayed out of the campground. Bathroom was fine. Picnic tables, fire rings etc. unbelievable stars, as this CG is remote. Blissfully quiet. FREE! The lake is a great spot for wildlife watching- we saw a giant Elk lumber across.

No cell signal really to speak of though our AT&T did occasionally come in for a split second to let a text through.

Site Quality

Meg and Ben would stay here again

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