Sweetwater Rocks (Lankin Dome)

Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming.

The Lankin Dome WSA encompasses 6,316 acres of BLM-administered land, including 360 acres of surface split-estate lands within the boundaries. This WSA is located in Fremont County, about 10 miles east of Jeffrey City.

Lankin Dome consists of two landforms: the uplifted mountains of reddish granite rocks, slabs and exfoliated domes, and the flats of Nolen Pocket north and west of the rocks.

The Lankin Dome WSA offers outstanding opportunities for primitive and unconfined recreation, including rock climbing, hiking, backpacking and hunting. Lankin Dome, the most prominent feature of the unit, has long been an attraction to rock climbers. The area's wooded pockets make suitable backpacking destinations. Hunting for pronghorn is outstanding on the flats because game is abundant and packing distances are short.

The area is mixed with private and public lands, permission is required when crossing private land.

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The Lankin Dome WSA is accessed from the Agate Flats Road. Access to wild lands requires navigational skills and requires four wheel-drive/high clearance vehicles. Visitors should be prepared for adverse weather and road conditions. The WSAs in the Lander Field Office are primarily accessed by unnamed/unsigned two track roads; in many cases, these roads are impossible to find without good navigational skills and equipment.

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