Clay Butte Lookout open following road repair

Contact(s): Kristie Salzmann, 307-250-0148

CODY, Wyo., August 13, 2018 – Clay Butte Lookout on the Clarks Fork District of the Shoshone National Forest is now open to visitors. The lookout tower had been closed due to damage on Forest Service Road 142.

The slump on Forest Service Road 142 has been repaired and safe access to Clay Butte Lookout has been restored. Clay Butte Lookout was built in 1942 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and was staffed as a fire lookout tower until the 1960s. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

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..