Shell Falls Interpretive Site

Area Status: Closed

This beautiful Visitor Center is a popular stop along the Bighorn Scenic Byway.  Look at Shell Falls and walk along the interpretive trail.  For more in depth information about the area look at our Special Places page. Join us for guided walks Saturdays and Sundays as well as programs on paleontology, botany, and special Junior Ranger activities.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Friday through Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Memorial Day through mid-September
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Pets must be leashed within the Visitor Center area or on the interpretive trail.
Closest Towns: Shell, WY
Water: No Water
Restroom: Porta-potties
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Medicine Wheel Ranger District

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From Shell, WY, take Hwy 14 east for about 11 miles.

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