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Attention: The Bow river Ranger Station will be unavailable for reservations July 11 through July 18, 2015.


Status: Closed through Sun Jun 14 2015   Season Dates


Bow River Ranger Station is a house built in the 1960s for the forest ranger that worked on the northern portion of the Snowy Range.

Natural Features:

The house sits on the national forest boundary where sagebrush meets the forest.


The Upper Medicine Bow River flows past the back yard and provides fishing and wildlife viewing.


The house is all electric with one full bath with two showers, a 1/2 bath, large kitchen, small living room, two bedrooms with two bunk beds in each, a vault toilet outside and fire ring in back yard. The facility is handicap accessible. Cell phone coverage is fair. The kitchen has basic pots, pans, dishes and silverware.

Nearby Attractions:

Medicine Bow River, Turpin Reservoir, Sand Lake and Bow River Campground are all nearby.

Know Before You Go
  • The water is potable but discolored. We suggest you bring bottled water for cooking and drinking.
  • No pets are allowed within the building. Pets must be on leash or lead and must be cleaned up after outside. Saddle or pack animals may not be kept within the administrative area of Bow River Ranger Station.
  • Additional campers, tents or trailers cannot be set up at this facility.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.52639, -106.38917
    41°31'35"N, 106°23'21"W

    From Interstate 80; exit 255 to Elk Mountain, WY. Exit on Carbon County Road 101 for approximately 13 miles. This is a maintained gravel road. At national forest boundary, continue southward to the Bow River Ranger Station, visible on the right side of the road.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    2171 S. Highway 130, P.O. Box 249
    Saratoga  WY  82331

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (307)326-5258
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