Pole Mountain Area


Area Status: Open

The Pole Mountain area is located north of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne in Albany County, Wyo. Approximately 55,000 acres in size, Pole Mountain is a popular area for recreation and the uniqueness of its terrain.  Large rock outcrops, rolling hills, short grass prairie, and many different types of trees inhabit this area on the Medicine Bow National Forest.  The Pole Mountain area is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

In the Laramie, Cheyenne, and Fort Collins area, the Pole Mountain unit is some of the closest and most accessible National Forest System lands. Pole Mountain sees heavy year-round usage from visitors who want to explore public lands. Popular uses include, but are not limited to, mountain biking, livestock grazing, hiking, off-highway vehicle travel, horseback riding, communication sites, climbing, camping, military training, hunting/fishing, and winter sports.

Activities

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Pole Mountain Area

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Pole Mountain Area

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Pole Mountain Area

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Pole Mountain Area

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Pole Mountain Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Pole Mountain Area

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Pole Mountain Area

Big Game Hunting

Areas for Big Game Hunting at Pole Mountain Area

Small Game Hunting

Areas for Small Game Hunting at Pole Mountain Area

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Areas for Game Bird/Waterfowl at Pole Mountain Area

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Pole Mountain Area

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Pole Mountain Area

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Pole Mountain Area

Target Shooting

Areas for Target Shooting at Pole Mountain Area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Pole Mountain Area

Gold Panning

Medicine Bow National Forest Gold Panning & Dredging Information

Areas for Gold Panning at Pole Mountain Area

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Pole Mountain Area

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Pole Mountain Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities