KEYSTONE RANGER STATION, WY

Located deep within the Medicine Bow National Forest, Keystone Cabin offers a unique lodging experience in southeastern Wyoming for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. It is open 11 months of the year, and offers access to a variety of recreational opportunities in all seasons...
Status: Open through Wed Oct 15 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • The Forest Service office is not open evenings, weekends or holidays
  • Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility
  • Please clean cabin upon departure
  • Make sure cabin is locked upon departure
  • Learn more about Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
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KEYSTONE RANGER CABIN ELECTRIC 6 0
Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Located deep within the Medicine Bow National Forest, Keystone Cabin offers a unique lodging experience in southeastern Wyoming for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. It is open 11 months of the year, and offers access to a variety of recreational opportunities in all seasons.

The cabin once served as the District headquarters for the Keystone Ranger District, and has been remodeled to preserve the historic value of the cabin while adding a few modern amenities, such as electricity. Guests only need to bring a few of their own supplies for a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

During the summer, the cabin is accessible by car, but guests should be prepared to get there in winter by snowmobiling, skiing or snowshoeing five miles from Albany Snowmobile Parking Lot.

Natural Features:

From open, high expanses to valleys and canyons that rise steeply to snowy ranges, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests encompass mountain ranges, tributaries to the North Platte River and the Colorado River, and a mix of forested ecology with spruce, lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, aspen and shrub lands.

Keystone Cabin sits in a clearing surrounded by a mixed conifer forest at an elevation of 9,265 feet. Wildlife viewing is abundant near the cabin, including elk, deer and moose. Migratory birds, squirrels and an occasional black bear find habitat in the forest as well.

Recreation:

Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting can be found within the vicinity. Several trailheads are an easy drive from the cabin.

In the winter, skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities.

Facilities:

The cabin's two bedrooms can sleep up to six people on single beds and bunk beds with mattresses. The cabin has electric lights and heat, but guests can also use the wood-burning stove. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, cookware and basic cooking and eating utensils. Drinking water is available. The bathroom has showers and flush toilets.

A picnic table and grill provide a delightful area for outdoor dining.

Guests need to provide their own food, sleeping bags, flashlights, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. All trash and food must be packed out, and guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

There are 2 cabins at the Keystone Ranger Station; one is the rental and the one is sometimes used for employee housing on a temporary basis. Reservation holders will be notified if this is the case.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Oct 15 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Birding
  • Bunkbed(s) With Mattresses
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Couches
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lights
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Showers
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Oct 15 2014
CABIN ELECTRIC $120.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.16778, -106.2525
41°10'4"N, 106°15'9"W

From Laramie, take Highway 130 west, then State Highway 11 to Albany, WY. The cabin is located 8 miles west of Albany, on Forest Service Road 542.

In the winter, access to the cabin is 5 miles by snowmobile, skiing or snowshoeing from Albany Snowmobile Parking Lot.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KEYSTONE RANGER STATION
KEYSTONE RANGER STATION 2468 JACKSON STREET
LARAMIE WY 82070

Phone Number:

Information: (307)745-2300
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