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HOBACK GUARD STATION, WY

Photo: HOBACK GUARD STATION
Status: Closed through Tue May 27 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hoback Guard Station, about 34 miles from Jackson, Wyoming, beckons guests who want a scenic backcountry experience with the convenience of electricity and running water.

Natural Features:

Willows and pines provide sparse shade, and grasses and summer wildflowers are abundant. A creek runs alongside the guard station, which sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet.

Recreation:

Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails crisscross the surrounding mountains, leading visitors to impressive scenery like Cliff Creek Falls. Nearby Sandy Marshall Creek offers great fishing for brown trout, channel catfish, smallmouth bass and occasional tiger trout.

Snake River Canyon begins just 15 miles west, with excellent rafting, kayaking, fishing and scenery.

Facilities:

The log cabin has electricity and can accommodate six guests. A campfire ring with grill is located outside. Drinking water, a flush toilet and shower are available Memorial Day to Labor Day. The kitchen is equipped with an electric stove, a variety of cookware, a table with four chairs, a refrigerator and a sink. The bedroom has three bunkbeds with mattresses and a dresser. A phone is also provided.

No linens or bedding are included. Guests should bring food, bedding or sleeping bags, towels, soap and garbage bags.

Pets and livestock are allowed at the guard station. Livestock may be kept in the corral behind the bunkhouse.

Nearby Attractions:

Popular Jackson, Wyoming is 20 miles away, with restaurants, groceries, galleries, and ski resorts with both winter and summer activities. Grand Teton National Park is just beyond Jackson, with hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and breathtaking scenery.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Showers
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Entry is by key; contact the ranger district at (307) 276-5800 to arrange pickup
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • No water available from mid-September to mid-May
  • Winter access is by snowmobile only on a groomed trail
  • Hay brought must be certified weed-free
  • Bears frequent the area; be aware of bear safety
  • Beware of poisonous chemicals used to control rodent population
  • Click here to learn more about the Bridger-Teton National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.21556, -110.42278
43°12'56"N, 110°25'22"W

From Big Piney, follow U.S. Highway 189 north for 26 miles to the junction of U.S. 189 and 191. Turn left and continue on U.S. 189/191 another 33 miles to Bondurant. The guard station is on the left (west) side of the highway about 1 mile past Bondurant. A key is needed for the locked gate, and should be picked up at the district office prior to arrival.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOBACK GUARD STATION
14393 S. Hwy 191
BIG PINEY WY 83113

Phone Number:

Project Office:(307)276-3375