Opening of Clay Butte Lookout delayed due to road damage

Contact(s): Kristie Salzmann, 307-578-5190

CODY, Wyo., July 11, 2018 – The opening of Clay Butte Lookout on the Clarks Fork District of the Shoshone National Forest has been postponed due to damage on Forest Service Road 142.


Forest Service Road 142, which is the access road for Clay Butte Lookout, has a large slump which does not allow for safe passage. For the safety of the public, the road will remain closed until it can be fixed. District Ranger Sue Stresser said, “Barring any unforeseen situations, we hope to have repairs completed, and the road open, by the end of July.”


For more information, please contact the Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti District Office at 307-527-6921. For additional information on the Shoshone National Forest, visit, follow us on Twitter (@ShoshoneNF), or like us on Facebook (US Forest Service – Shoshone National Forest).


As America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.