Bighorn National Forest


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Bighorn National Forest

Address:2013 Eastside 2nd St
Sheridan, WY 82801

Phone:307-674-2600
Fax:307-674-2668
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r2/bighorn
Size: 1,115,073 acres.
Location:North-central Wyoming. Accessible by US 14, 16, and 87. Nearby cities/towns include Buffalo, Cody, and Sheridan.
Facilities:7 lodges, 32 campgrounds, 14 picnic areas, 2 ski areas, visitors centers, trails (1,500+ miles), lookout towers, boat ramps.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, off-road driving, mountain climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark; Fort Phil Kearney State Historic Site (see entry in Wyoming state parks section); Bighorn Mountains; three rivers, four natural lakes, ten reservoirs, and nine streams.

See other parks in Wyoming.
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14 to Bighorn National Forest for some exploration.
Bighorn National Forest is also nearby with 189,000 acres of wilderness and 1,500 miles of trails.
Later he drove through the Bighorn National Forest in northern Wyoming.
The Medicine Bow National Forest is the most heavily harvested (>50% of forest), followed by the Bighorn National Forest (18% of forest).
Using high-elevation forests in Yellowstone National Park as the proxy HRV for Wyoming high-elevation national forests composed of lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, and Engelmann spruce, the percent of area burned on the landscape was outside the HRV for the Bighorn National Forest, a forest with moderate levels of timber harvest.
A federal appeals court ruled in September that a logging company did not have grounds to challenge government regulations preserving for religious purposes a site in Bighorn National Forest that is sacred to Native Americans.
Standing at Sheep Mountain Fire Lookout, you may think, Is that the Bighorn National Forest and Devils Tower National Monument in the distance?
Find 189,000 acres of wilderness in Bighorn National Forest (www.fs.fed us/r2/bighorn).