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Attention: Little Brooklyn Lake Guard will be closed July 30, 2013 - August 6, 2013.
LITTLE BROOKLYN LAKE GUARD, WY
part ofMedicine Bow-Routt NFs and Thunder Basin National Grassland, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
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OverviewLittle Brooklyn Guard Station is located nine miles west of Centennial, Wyoming in Medicine Bow National Forest. The guard station, located just off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway at an elevation of 10,340 feet, was constructed in 1931 as housing for Forest Service employees. Today, it is a unique year-round lodging experience for guests seeking recreation and relaxation in southeastern Wyoming.
Guests can drive directly to the cabin when road conditions permit, but snow requires snowmobiling, skiing or snowshoeing about three miles from the parking lot at Green Rock Recreation Area. The cabin offers many modern amenities, but guests should be prepared to pack in some of their own supplies and gear, especially in winter.
From valleys and canyons that rise steeply to jagged ridges, the area around the cabin boasts alpine lakes and a mixed forest of spruce, lodgepole pine, subalpine fir and aspen.
In summer months, a vast hiking trail system accessing the highest elevations of the Snowy Range extend from the area. Hikers may attempt to summit Medicine Bow Peak, the highest peak in the range at an elevation of 12,013 feet. Sheep Lakes Trail and Glacier Lakes Trails are also nearby.
The cabin measures 28x22-ft. and has three rooms. It can accommodate up to seven people with two sets of bunk beds, one single bed and a double sofa bed. The cabin is heated by a wood stove and equipped with propane and solar lights, propane cook stove, propane refrigerator, cookware and utensils for eating and cooking. The Forest Service supplies the propane and firewood.
Guests can travel the Snowy Range Scenic Byway (Highway 130) in the summer. There are many campgrounds, picnic areas and hiking trails along its course. The small Snowy Range Ski Resort is adjacent to this scenic byway as well; however, portions of Highway 130 are not completely accessible during the winter.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Laramie, Wyoming, take Hwy 130 to Centennial, Wyoming. Travel approximately 9 miles west of Centennial on Highway 130 to Brooklyn Lake Road (Forest Service Road 317) located on the north (right) side of the highway. The Guard Station is on Brooklyn Lake Road approximately 1 mile from the intersection with Highway 130.
From mid-June until early November, the cabin is accessible by road, weather permitting. During the winter, the Snowy Range Scenic Byway is closed 3 miles east of the cabin. When the road is closed, the cabin is only accessible by skis, snowshoes or snowmobile from the Green Rock Recreation Area parking lot of off Hwy 130.
Mailing Address:LITTLE BROOKLYN LAKE GUARD
2468 JACKSON STREET
LARAMIE WY 82070
Phone Number:Information: (307)745-2300