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Attention: Kelley Guard Station will close on March 30, 2014 and will re-open for reservations on June 14, 2014.
KELLEY GUARD STATION, WY
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewKelley Guard Station is a historic Forest Service guard station built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. Located about 45 miles north of Kemmerer, Wyoming, along the Big Springs Scenic Backway, the cabin attracts overnight guests year-round and provides convenient access to hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Big Springs Scenic Backway is a 68-mile road that boasts magnificent mountain views, wildflowers covered meadows and river valleys where grazing sheep may be spotted.
The cabin is perched on a grassy space surrounded by a stand of mixed conifers at 8,200 feet in elevation. Kelley Creek flows beside the guard station, offering a serene soundtrack of flowing water.
Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and off-road vehicle riding are popular summer activities in the surrounding area. Snowmobiling and cross country skiing can be done right out the front door in winter.
This rustic two-room cabin sleeps four people on two bunkbeds with mattresses. The kitchen is equipped with a propane stove, refrigerator, lights and a wood stove for heat. Drinking water, a flush toilet, bathroom sink, shower and kitchen sink are available during the summer months only. Some dishes, pots, pans and utensils are provided, however the presence of these items is not guaranteed. A picnic table and campfire ring are located outside the cabin, and firewood is provided.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Kemmerer, WY, follow U.S. Highway 189 north to the junction of Wyoming Highway 233 and Ham's Fork Road. Turn left on Ham's Fork Road and drive about 38 miles (the first 19 miles of this road is paved) to Ham's Fork Campground. Just past the campground, take the left fork in the road and cross Ham's Fork River. Drive about 2.5 miles to Green Knoll/Forest Road 10198 junction and turn left. Then drive 3.8 miles to Nugent Park/Forest Road 10069 junction and turn right. Drive 0.8 miles to Kelley Guard Station Road and turn right. The guard station is about 1/2-mile from the junction.
Winter access is by snowmobile only on a 10-mile trail.
Mailing Address:KELLEY GUARD STATION
308 US HWY 189 N
KEMMERER WY 83101
Phone Number:Information: (307)877-4415