Shoshone National Forest - FAQs

  1. Can reservations be made for campgrounds on the Shoshone?

  2. Do campgrounds on the Shoshone have showers available?

  3. Where can I purchase fuelwood permits and what is the cost?

  4. Can you purchase hunting and fishing licenses from the Forest Service?

  5. Is Yellowstone National Park open?

  6. Is personal use gold mining allowed on the Shoshone?

  7. Are leashes required for pets?

  8. Can charcoal briquettes be used when fire restrictions are in place?

  9. Where can I purchase the ATV permit that is needed to ride an ATV on the forest?

  10. Where can I buy quad maps for the Shoshone?

 

 

1. Can reservations be made for campgrounds on the Shoshone?
Four campgrounds are on the reservation system: Hunter Peak, Wapiti, Big Game, and Rex Hale. To make reservations, use the National Recreation Service at telephone 877.444.6777 or http://www.recreation.gov.

 

2. Do campgrounds on the Shoshone have showers available?
No, showers are not available in any of the campgrounds on the Shoshone.

 

3. Where can I purchase fuelwood permits and what is the cost?
Fuelwood permits are available at any ranger district office. The cost is $7.50 per cord with a minimum purchase of three cords. There is a maximum purchase of 10 cords per household per calendar year. Permits are valid through December in the year purchased.

 

4. Can you purchase hunting and fishing licenses from the Forest Service?
No, but there are various sporting goods and service stations that have them available..... or contact the local Wyoming Game and Fish Department office.

 

5. Is Yellowstone National Park open?
Yellowstone National Park and the Shoshone National Forest are not governed by the same agency. We know only general schedules and information concerning the Park. Generally, the East Entrance opens in early May, while other entrances open mid May. For more information, visit the Park Service Web site at http://www.nps.gov/yell/ or call 307.344.2117 for recorded road information in Yellowstone.

 

6. Is personal use gold mining allowed on the Shoshone?
Yes, but you will need to know if there is an active mining claim already filed at that location. Check with the local ranger district office for rules and specifics.

 

7. Are leashes required for pets?
Leashes or some other physical restraint is required for pets while in developed recreation sites. While in the back country, please be considerate of others and have your pet either on leash or well-trained to verbal control.

 

8. Can charcoal briquettes be used when fire restrictions are in place?
When partial restrictions are in place, they can be used in developed recreation sites only. When full restrictions are in place, they cannot be used at all.

 

9. Where can I purchase the ATV permit that is needed to ride an ATV on forest?
Please call 877.996.7275 for the dealer nearest you. The permit is required for riding an ATV anywhere in Wyoming.

Some national forests have designated off-road areas in which to ride. The Shoshone does NOT have any such areas. Certain roads have been designated for ATV use on the Shoshone. Contact the local ranger district office for details.

 

10. Where can I buy quad maps for the Shoshone?
Topo maps are available online at http://topomaps.usgs.gov/drg/

They can also be purchased at local retail outlets. Check with the local ranger district office for specifics.