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MEADOWS CABIN, WY

part ofBridger-Teton National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MEADOWS CABIN
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

The historic Meadows Guard Station is a quiet hideaway beneath tall pines, where deer graze in the open meadow pasture nearby. Located 29 miles from Alpine, the cabin allows horses and provides corrals.

Built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the cabin presents a year-round backcountry playground for activities like horseback riding, fishing, off-road vehicle riding and snowmobiling. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, guests have the convenience of a shower and flush toilet. Horse corrals are available, but horses cannot be turned out into the pasture.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits in a shady, wooded area in the valley of Greys River. Meadow Creek runs beside the cabin.

Moose, elk, eagles, and sandhill cranes are among the wildlife likely to be seen. An abundance of wildflowers color the landscape in summer.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public lands for outdoor recreation. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States.

Recreation:

Greys River is nearby, offering pleasing fishing opportunities. Hiking, off-road vehicle riding, horseback riding and mountain biking are popular summer activities. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are excellent winter activities.

Facilities:

The rustic two-room guard station sleeps six people on three sets of bunkbeds with mattresses. Parking accommodates a maximum of one RV or trailer. The cabin has running water, a flush toilet and shower, but these are only available from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day.

No electricity is available, but a propane refrigerator, lights and cooktop are provided along with a wood stove for heat. The kitchen also has a sink and a table with chairs.

Water is only available from late May to early September. Outside these dates, guests must bring their own drinking water.

Cooking and eating utensils are not provided. Other recommended items to bring include food, bedding, flashlights, toilet paper, garbage bags, dish soap and cleaning products like bleach or disinfectant.

Do not use the adjacent pasture for personal horses.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearest grocery store is in Alpine, about 29 miles north of the cabin.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s) With Mattresses
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dining Area
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Horse Corrals
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Showers (Seasonal)
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum occupancy for the Meadows Cabin Complex is eleven people (six in the cabin, five camped outside; only one RV or trailer is allowed)
  • A permit must be reviewed and signed before occupancy of the cabin; signature must be the same name the reservation is under; combination to the cabin lock will be issued once permit is signed; obtain permits at the Greys River Ranger District office at 671 N. Washington Street, Afton, WY, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding federal holidays and weekends) or call (307) 886-5300 to arrange for permits to be sent and signed via email or fax.
  • Winter access is by snowmobile only on a groomed trail; spring and fall access is not guaranteed, depending on weather and road conditions; please call the district office before making reservations to check road, weather, and access conditions
  • Water is available from approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day; if using the cabin outside those dates, bring your own potable water
  • Maid service is not provided; cleaning the cabin is the responsibility of its occupants and must be left in the condition you found it or better; please bring disinfectant
  • No cell phone coverage
  • No electricity
  • Trash pickup is not provided; bring garbage bags and pack out all trash
  • Out-of-state horses must have a current Coggins test
  • Any hay brought in must be certified weed-free
  • Off-highway vehicles are allowed only on designated roads and trails; a free map of designated roads and trails can be obtained from the district office
  • Off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles must have a Wyoming State sticker
  • Access is along a low-speed gravel road; plan more time than you would for paved roads
  • Be aware of poisonous chemicals used to control rodent populations
  • Click here to learn more about the Bridger-Teton National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.91278, -110.71278
42°54'46"N, 110°42'46"W

From Afton, WY, take Highway 89 north approximately 31 miles to Alpine, WY. At Alpine, turn right (south) onto Greys River Road (Forest Road 10138) and drive about 26 miles to Box Y Guest Lodge turnoff. Turn right (west), cross the Greys River Bridge, and then travel 1/4 mile. The cabin is located on the left (south).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MEADOWS CABIN
PO BOX 339
AFTON WY 83110

Phone Number:

Information: (307)886-5300
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