Take a break in Our Neck O'the Woods!

Where the Tongue River tumbles down the Big Horn Mountains, through the majestic Tongue River Canyon and flows along our campground and through the peaceful Tongue River Valley.

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The Foothills Motel & Campground is located at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in Dayton, Wyoming. We are halfway between the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Trail passes just to the east. The Little Bighorn Battlefield is just to our north; Fort Phil Kearny, site of the Fetterman and Wagon Box Fights, is just to the south.

The Bighorn Mountains, called the "Shining Mountains" by the Shoshone Indians, are an island of green in the brown rolling hills of the Powder River Basin. The Bighorns catch much of the rain and snow in the area and provide a haven for animals of all kinds. They have been a magnet to settlers— both Indian and Anglo. The Shoshone and Crow and later the Crow and Sioux fought each other for control of the abundant game and fertile land at the foot of the mountains. One of the reasons why Crow Indians were scouting for Custer was their desire to win the Bighorns back from the Sioux.

What's in the Area
Indian Wars Battlefields
The Bighorn Mountains
Mountain Biking Trails

Campground Features

We are open from May 1 to September 15 (weather permitting). Seasonal full hookup sites are vailable.

Camp Sites



Click on one of the links to check out our reasonable rates; take a virtual tour of the campground; see some of the interesting things in the Dayton area; or, find out why the Indians fought so hard to keep the white man out of the "Shining Mountains."

 Our campground is a National Wildlife Habitat. We have frequent visits from deer, turkeys and owls. A family of Bald Eagles lives down the river from us.

Rates Tour the Campground What's in the Area Indian Wars Battlefields
Links Mountain Bike Trails The Bighorns Hikes

Foothills Motel & Campground
POB 174
Dayton, Wyoming 82836

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