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Status: Closed through Thu Jun 18 2015   Season Dates


The Jack Creek Crew Quarters is a large, modern facility located southwest of Saratoga, Wyoming, offering visitors a comfortable lodging experience in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests. The surrounding area offers a variety of recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery to enjoy.

The facility is typically open from June through October and is accessible by car. Several modern amenities are offered, but guests will need to bring some of their own supplies and gear.

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.

The Jack Creek Crew Quarters sits in a clearing surrounded by a mixture of lodgepole pine, aspen and mixed conifer forest at an elevation of 8,500 feet. Wildlife viewing is abundant in the area, including elk, deer, bear and moose.


Opportunities exist in the area for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is five miles west of the house.

Anglers can fish in nearby Jack Creek. Big and small game hunting is possible in designated areas.


The Jack Creek Crew Quarters has five bedrooms and sleeps up to fifteen people in single and bunk beds with mattresses. The fully equipped double kitchen offers propane ranges, refrigerators and double sinks. Basic cooking and eating utensils, dishes and cookware are furnished. Bathrooms on both floors offer showers and flush toilets.

Two propane generators are available for electricity and water service, and can be used from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Heat is provided by propane. Picnic tables and a large charcoal grill make a wonderful setting for outdoor activities. Trash collection is provided. Guests are asked to conserve electricity and water usage.

No pets are allowed within the building. Pets must be cleaned up after outside. Saddle or pack animals may not be kept within the administrative area of Jack Creek Crew Quarters or Jack Creek Guard Station. Additional campers, tents or trailers cannot be set up at this facility.

Guests must bring food, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, toilet paper and garbage bags. It is recommended that guests bring an additional light source in case of emergencies. Guests are expected to clean the facility before leaving.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Birding
  • Bunkbed(s) With Mattresses
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kitchen
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Oven
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Horse Corrals
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Cell phone coverage in the area is unreliable
  • Please call the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District office at (307) 326-5258 prior to your stay to confirm combination and key access for the house (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
  • Pets and livestock are not allowed at this facility
  • The house is a no-smoking facility
  • Please clean house upon departure
  • Make sure house 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.27, -107.11167
41°16'12"N, 107°6'42"W

From Saratoga, travel west on County Road 500 approximately 16 miles to junction with County Road 405. Stay left and travel 3 miles to the forest boundary. The road changes to Forest Service Road 452. Travel on Forest Service Road 452 for 6.5 miles to Jack Creek Campground and the facility.

From Encampment, take State Highway 70 west for 7 miles and turn onto Forest Service Road 443 for approximately 15 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 452. From there, go west for approximately 8 miles to Jack Creek Campground and the facility.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

5556 South Highway 130 - P.O. BOX 249

Phone Number:

Project Office: (307)326-5258
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