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LA BARGE GUARD STATION, WY
part ofBridger-Teton National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewHistoric La Barge Guard Station is located 87 miles north of Kemmerer, Wyoming in the Hams Fork Area of Bridger-Teton National Forest. The cabin is situated in beautiful La Barge Meadow, among vibrant summer wildflowers at the base of pine-covered Commissary Ridge.
Constructed in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the rustic cabin welcomes guests for sightseeing, hiking, fishing and more. Pets and horses are allowed at the cabin.
The cabin sits near La Barge Creek in a grassy meadow at about 8,500 feet in elevation. Pine trees dot the land around the cabin and cover the surrounding hillsides.
Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are popular summer activities in the surrounding area. The Wagner Pass Trail begins behind the cabin, offering scenic hiking as it follows the Lander Cutoff Historical Trail. Snowmobiling and cross country skiing can be done right out the front door in winter.
The guard station is a basic, 1930s style CCC cabin with two rooms. It sleeps six people on three bunkbeds with mattresses. The cabin is available year-round.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Kemmerer, WY, follow US-189 north to the junction of La Barge Road, just south of the town of La Barge. Turn left on La Barge Road and travel 25 miles (the first 11 miles of this road are paved) to the forest boundary. Continue following La Barge Road/Forest Road 10138 for 14 more miles to the Tri Basin Divide/Forest Road 10072 junction and turn left. Drive 1/2-mile and turn left. La Barge Guard Station is at the end of the road.
From Afton, WY, follow US-89 south 14.5 miles to the Smith's Fork Road/Forest Road 10072 junction. Turn left at the junction and follow Smith's Fork Road for about 22 miles to the La Barge Guard Station road. Turn right. La Barge Guard Station is at the end of the road.
Winter access is by snowmobile only on a 22-mile trail.
Mailing Address:LA BARGE GUARD STATION
308 US HWY 189 N
KEMMERER WY 83101
Phone Number:Information: (307)877-4415