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LA PRELE GUARD STATION, WY
part ofMedicine Bow-Routt NFs & Thunder Basin NG, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 29 2014 Season Dates
OverviewLa Prele Guard Station is located south of Douglas, Wyoming in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. It was originally built as a remote ranger station in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and was converted into a work center when the La Prele Ranger District was discontinued in 1956.
The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Today, it provides a unique lodging experience and delightful spot for guests seeking recreation and relaxation in south central Wyoming.
The guard station is open from June through October each year and is accessible by car. Many modern conveniences are provided, but guests will need to bring a few of their own supplies to make their stay comfortable. There is no electricity, the Forest Service provides battery operated lanterns for use. Please note that candles are not permitted and are in violation with Special Order No. MRBTB 2013-07. Please click here for more info about Exhibit A.
The guard station sits in a grassy clearing surrounded by a mixed conifer forest at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Mountains define the landscape and La Prele Creek flows nearby.
Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting can be found within the vicinity. Off-road vehicle riders can access trails in the area as well.
The log structure has two bedrooms equipped with beds and mattresses that can accommodate up to ten people. The kitchen offers a refrigerator, stove, table with chairs, basic cooking and eating utensils, and cookware. The cabin has indoor plumbing, giving guests access to running water, a shower and a flush toilet; however, it is recommended that you bring drinking water. A propane water heater provides hot water, and the cabin is lit with propane lights.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Douglas, Wyoming, take Highway 94 (Esterbrook Road) for 2 miles. Turn right on County Road 9 (Chalk Buttes Road) and travel 3 miles. Turn left onto Highway 91 (Cold Springs Road) and travel 25 miles south. The pavement ends and the road becomes Converse County Road 24. Continue south and southwest on Converse County Road 24 for about 14 miles to the guard station, which is on the left.
Mailing Address:LA PRELE GUARD STATION
2250 E. RICHARDS
DOUGLAS WY 82366
Phone Number:Information: (307)358-4690