Thunder Basin National Grassland


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Thunder Basin National Grassland

Address:2250 E Richards St
Douglas, WY 82633

Phone:307-358-4690
Fax:307-358-3072
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr
Size: 572,000 acres.
Location:Northeastern Wyoming. Accessible by WY 59, 450, 116, 451, and US 16. Nearby cities/towns include Wright, Moorecroft, Gillete, Douglas, Newcastle, and Upton.
Facilities:Dispersed camping, picnic areas, trails, reservoir, fishing pier, OHV roads (1,000+ miles).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, OHV riding, bird watching, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Where the Black Hills meet the prairie, site of one of the largest intact grassland habitats left in the Northern Great Plains. Numerous prehistoric and historic sites have been found here, ranging from Native American encampments, to historic trails and wagon roads, to more recent homesteads and pastoral camps. Current uses of the property include surface coal mining, oil and gas development, cattle grazing, and recreation.

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