Buffalo Hump Wsa

Near Farson, Wyoming

Buffalo Hump Wsa does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Buffalo Hump Wilderness Study Area (WSA) encompasses 10,300 acres of BLM-administered land with no private or state inholdings. This is a sand dune area of many sand valleys, blowouts, dunes and hills.

The northern and western part of the area contains ponds, grass-covered marshes and playas. The southern and eastern part includes active dunes and meadows. This area and the adjacent Sand Dunes WSA are part of the range of the only herd of desert elk in Wyoming.

Most of the primitive and unconfined recreation opportunities are found in the eastern and southern portions of the unit including hiking, backpacking, camping, bird watching, wildlife photography, horseback riding and hunting. The outstanding scenic quality of this WSA enhances the recreational values. The moving sand dunes provide for a dynamic viewshed.