La Prele Guard Station

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Rental Cabin - Douglas Ranger District

This is part of a district compound built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 to house the LaPrele District Ranger. The entire compound is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is the only building available for rent at this time. The house offers two bedrooms, a full bath, large kitchen and living/dining room with a stone fireplace. Although there is no electricity to the cabin, there is a propane water heater, refrigerator and stove. Generally the fireplace upstairs is adequate for heating the cabin during the summer. There is sleeping room for 10 people, and for overflow, there is room for some trailers and tents, with Campbell Creek Campground just 100 yards down the county road.

All kitchen/bathroom/and cleaning supplies are provided; just bring food, drinking water and bedding/towels. We ask that you pack your trash out and clean the cabin after yourselves.

This is a very special place and everyone who loves it would like to keep it that way.

It is located in the Laramie Peak area and is managed by the Douglas Ranger District.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made 6 months in advance and we require 4 days advance booking on reservations.  Season is from about 22 May 2018 to 1 Oct 2019. Reservations available at  The site may not be available due to weather and road closures.
Reservation line (Toll-Free) 877-444-6777 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone) *
Reservation line (International) 606-515-6777 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone) *
Reservation line (TDD) 877-833-6777 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone) *
* Note - Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Rentals & Guides: Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777 or at
Fees $80/night
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No pets.
Closest Towns: Douglas, Wyoming.
Water: Non-potable water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Douglas

(37 miles)


From I25 Exit 140, turn right onto S Riverbend Dr. Turn right onto WY-94 (Esterbrook Road) and right on WY-91 (Cold Springs Road). In 3 miles, turn left on WY-91 (Cold Springs Road). Continue on CR 24 (Cold Springs Road) for 33.8 miles.


From I25 Exit 146, East on WY-96.  In 3.1 miles, turn right on WY-91 (Cold Springs Road). Continue on CR 24 (Cold Springs Road) for 33.8 miles



From Laramie

(105 miles)

Follow HWY 30 (N) from Laramie to Medicine Bow.  Take HWY 487 North and turn right on CR 62 (32 Mile RD/Little Medicine Road) for 29.8 miles and continue on CR 24 (Cold Springs Road) for 4.4 miles.

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