Jack Creek Crew Quarters

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng

The Jack Creek Crew Quarters is a large modern facility available for $180 per night from mid-June through late October. This two-story log facility has a fully equipped double kitchen with propane ranges, refrigerators, and sinks. There are bathrooms with showers on both levels. Solar panels provide limited electricity. Plan for limited use of both electricity and water. The five-bedroom facility sleeps up to 15 people in single and bunk beds (bedding not provided) and can be rented for up to 14 consecutive nights. Heat is propane. Picnic tables and a large charcoal grill are on site. Basic cooking and eating utensils are furnished. Trash service is NOT provided. This beautiful area is a mixture of lodge pole pine, aspen and mixed conifer forest with fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, horseback riding and hunting available in the general area. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is west of the cabin. Wildlife in the area include elk, deer, bear and moose. Jack Creek Campground is one mile away. Saddle/ pack animals may not be be kept within the Jack Creek Crew Quarters area. Campers, tents or trailers may not be set up at this facility. 

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

Lights and the well pump are powered by a solar power system, so please don't bring addtional appliances, i.e., microwave. 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. Please do not drive behind the locked gate at the trash cans.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

Southwest of Saratoga, Wyo. on the Medicine Bow National Forest lies the Sierra Madre Range, which is a part of the main range of the Rocky Mountains. There are two wilderness areas in the Sierra Madre Range: Huston Park Wilderness and Encampment River Wilderness. Named for the famous battle between Indians and Fur Trappers in 1841, the 57-mile Battle Pass Scenic Byway runs through this area. This byway is known for its scenic views, especially during fall when the colors are changing. 

This area has many activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.


Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Sierra Madre Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Sierra Madre Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Sierra Madre Area


Areas for Backpacking at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Sierra Madre Area

Contact Information


2171 South Highway 130 - P.O. BOX 249 SARATOGA WY 82331

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 307-326-5258

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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, go approximately 1.5 miles past the campground and the entrance to the crew quarters will be on your left.

From Encampment take State Highway 70 west approximately 23 miles to Forest Road 801. Take Forest Road 801 northward for approximately 9 miles to Forest Road 830. Take Forest Road 830 approximately 15 miles to Forest Road 452. Turn left onto Forest Road 452 for one mile. The driveway for the facility is on the right.

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