Shoshone National Forest


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Shoshone National Forest

Address:808 Meadow Ln
Cody, WY 82414

Phone:307-527-6241
Fax:307-578-1212
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r2/shoshone
Size: 2,466,555 acres.
Location:Northwestern Wyoming. Accessible by US 14, 20, and 287; CO 120. Nearby cities/towns include Cody, Dubois, Lander, Meeteetse, and Powell.
Facilities:2 visitor centers, 30 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic areas, trails (700+ miles), winter sports areas, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, OHV riding, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing.
Special Features:Includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River, and Beartooth mountain ranges; 13,804-foot Gannett Peak, the highest point in Wyoming; 16 named glaciers and 140 unnamed ones; Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section).

See other parks in Wyoming.
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A $1.94 million project begins this month to fix a US 26/287 landslide near the Shoshone National Forest boundary west of Dubois.
Shoshone National Forest is to the west with its 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains.
This travesty of justice has started in the Shoshone National Forest in the Wind River Range and if not stopped there, will spread to all the other National Forests across our nation.
This project will replant areas in Shoshone National Forest damaged by wildfires in 2006.
The Shoshone National Forest is the least harvested of the national forests (3% of forest).
This field station is located 55 miles from Yellowstone National Park, in the Absaroka Mountain Range and the Shoshone National Forest. It sits on 36 acres that is part of an original 60-acre tract homesteaded at the turn of the century by the John Prante family.
Full disclosure: Located in the Shoshone National Forest, 25 miles east of Yellowstone's northeast entrance, Island Lake and neighboring Beartooth Lake are not incredibly convenient for day-tripping in and out of the park.
Forests under consideration for the tree-planting program include Hoosier National Forest in Indiana, Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri and Shoshone National Forest in Illinois.
The highway crosses into Wyoming and Shoshone National Forest, where Twin Lakes lie in a deep hanging valley.
The oil industry (after losing its case for drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), has set its sights on exploring and building roads in such areas as the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana's Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Powder River Basin in Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming and Montana, which have varying levels of protection.
Now, the oil and gas industry has set its sights on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana's Lewis and Clark National Forest--part of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem--and the Powder River Basin in Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming and Montana, part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
By 1994, Bear 128 had migrated down across the southeastern boundary of the recovery zone into a region of Shoshone National Forest known as Horse Creek.