LaBarge Guard Station
Historic La Barge Guard Station is located 87 miles north of Kemmerer, Wyoming in the Hams Fork Area of Bridger-Teton National Forest. The cabin is situated in beautiful La Barge Meadow along the historic Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail, among vibrant summer wildflowers at the base of pine-covered Commissary Ridge.
Constructed in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the rustic cabin welcomes guests for sightseeing, hiking, fishing and more.The guard station has running potable water, bathroom sink, shower and kitchen sink available during the summer months. There is no running water available during winter months but there is an outhouse located west of the guard station. The two-room cabin is equipped with propane range/oven, refrigerator, lights and a wood stove. Pets and horses are allowed at the cabin.
The cabin sits near La Barge Creek in a grassy meadow at about 8,500 feet in elevation. Pine trees dot the land around the cabin and cover the surrounding hillsides.
Moose, elk, eagles and sandhill cranes are among the wildlife likely to be seen. An abundance of wildflowers color the landscape in summer.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for outdoor recreation. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 states.
Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are popular summer activities in the surrounding area. The Wagner Pass Trail begins behind the cabin, offering scenic hiking as it follows the Lander Cutoff Historical Trail. Snowmobiling and cross country skiing can be done right out the front door in winter.
La Barge Creek offers pleasant trout fishing opportunities.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||There is no water at this moment, but facility can still be rented.|
|Reservations:||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov|
|Fees:||$30/group size of 6|
|Closest Towns:||Kemmerer, Wyoming|
|Restroom:||Flush Toilet (1), Vault Toilet (1)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
From the Town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, head northeast on United States Highway 189 (US-189) for approximately 45 miles and turn left onto La Barge Creek Road/County Road 315 (CR-3150). Continue on CR-315 for 23 miles where the road name changes to Greys River La Barge Road/Forest Service Road 10138 (FS-10138) upon entering the Bridger Teton National Forest. Continue on FS-10138 for 14.3 miles then turn left onto Smiths Fork Road/FS-10072. Follow on FS-10072 for 0.6 miles and turn left onto La Barge Guard Station Road/FS-10077 and La Barge Guard Station is located at the end of the road.
Approximate Travel details from the Town of Kemmerer: 90 miles, 2 hours.
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