Hoback Guard Station

Bridger-Teton National Forest

Water & Power are NOT GUARANTEED, Hoback Guard Station was built in 1935 by the CCC to be used as a working Ranger Station, and is considered eligible to the National Register of Historic Places. About 34 miles from Jackson, Wyoming, This guard station beckons guests who want a scenic backcountry experience with the convenience of electricity and running water and great mountain scenery. Water is NOT available until Mid June or July and will be turned off Mid Sept due to freezing temps and possibly earlier depending on weather conditions. Please call the office to confirm 307-276-5800.

There is NO GUARANTEE of water or electricity or cookware.

The log cabin is electric and can accommodate six guests. Drinking water, a flush toilet and shower are available Mid June - Mid- Sept. The kitchen is equipped with an electric stove, a variety of cookware, a table with four chairs, a refrigerator and a sink. The bedroom has three bunkbeds with mattresses and a dresser. A campfire ring with grill is located outside.

No linens or bedding are included. Guests should bring food, bedding or sleeping bags, towels, soap and garbage bags.

Pets and livestock are allowed at the guard station. Livestock may be kept in the corral behind the bunkhouse.

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Natural Features

Willows and pines provide sparse shade, and grasses and summer wildflowers are abundant. A creek runs alongside the guard station, which sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet. Plenty of wildlife to see amongst the beautiful view.

Nearby Attractions

Popular Jackson, Wyoming is 20 miles away, with restaurants, groceries, galleries, and ski resorts with both winter and summer activities. Grand Teton National Park is just beyond Jackson, with hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and breathtaking scenery. Yellowstone National Park is less then 1.5 hours away.


Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails crisscross the surrounding mountains, leading visitors to impressive scenery like Cliff Creek Falls. 15 miles up the road is the beautiful Snake River Canyon where you can fish, raft, kayak, cliff climb, or just enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Granite Hot Springs is a natural hot springs pool that sits 10 miles back in the Bridger-Teton Forest.

Contact Information


10418 S US Hwy 189 BIG PINEY WY 83113

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Driving Directions

From Big Piney, follow U.S. Highway 189 north for 26 miles to the junction of U.S. 189 and 191. Turn left and continue on U.S. 189/191 another 33 miles to Bondurant. The guard station is on the left (west) side of the highway about 1 mile past Bondurant. A key is needed for the locked gate, and should be picked up at the district office prior to arrival.

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