Welch Ranch

Near Sheridan, Wyoming

Welch Ranch 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 Welch Ranch area includes more than 1,700 acres of open space along the Tongue River approximately 10 miles north of Sheridan, Wyoming. This area offers excellent hiking, wildlife viewing, hunting, and fishing just a short drive from Sheridan. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department releases pheasants in the fall for hunting purposes.

The Tongue River flows through the recreation area and offers opportunities for non-motorized river trips.

Welch Ranch has limited visitor services; there is no bathroom facility, garbage collection, or potable water. Please plan accordingly if planning to stay overnight and practice Leave No Trace principles. Dispersed camping is allowed, however, the area is closed to motorized use, and target shooting is strictly prohibited.

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