Snyder Guard Station


Snyder Guard Station

The Snyder Basin Guard Station (GS) is located in Snyder Basin on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The GS is approximately 22 miles west of Big Piney, WY. The GS is available year-round for reservations. The GS has running potable water in the summer months only, no running water from approximately September 15 to May 15. There is an outhouse located behind the GS. The kitchen is equipped with a propane cook stove, a variety of cookware and utensils, a table with four chairs, a refrigerator and a sink. You will need to supply your own drinking water, matches, towels or rags, soap and garbage bags. The cabin has propane heat and propane lights. There are two bunkbeds( four single beds total), two dressers, a cabinet and two extra chairs in the sleeping quarters. No linens or bedding are provided. Pets and stock are allowed at the GS. Livestock may be kept in the corral northwest of the bunkhouse. If you bring hay it must be certified weed free. No smoking is allowed in the bunkhouse. If you smoke outside please place cigarette butts in the butt cans. There are opportunities for hiking and fishing within close proximity of the GS.

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At a Glance

Reservations: This site can only be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at
Fees $30/group size of 4
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Outhouse available
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Salt Lake City, take 1-80 east approximately 91 miles to exit #18toward Kemmerer. Turn left onto US-189, driving north 36.4 miles toKemmerer. At Kemmerer US-189 becomes Central Ave., go .2 miles andcontinue on Corral St. Go .2 miles then Corral becomes Pine Ave. Go .5miles on Pine Ave then turn right on Quartz St. (US-189). Continue on US-189 68.5 miles to Big Piney. Turn left onto State Highway 350, headingwest from Big Piney. After approximately 10 miles the pavement ends andthe road forks. Take the left fork and travel about 12 **** miles. Shortlyafter crossing South Piney Creek, you will reach a "Y" intersection. Takethe right fork approximately **** mile to the Guard Station. The bunkhousewill be on your left. Total mileage from Salt Lake City to the GuardStation is 223 miles.

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