Little Brooklyn Guard Station

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
Laramie Ranger District rental cabin

*The Little Brooklyn Guard Station will not be reservable for the 2022 season.* 

Small cabin provides shelter during all seasons. Access to trails (backcountry) in summer and skiing/snowmobile riding in winter.  Built in 1931 to house Forest Service employees, the cabin is now available for rent to the general public on a year-round basis.  From mid June until early November the cabin is accessible by road (weather permitting). During the winter, the Snowy Range Scenic By-way is closed three miles east of the cabin. When the road is closed, the cabin is only accessible by ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile. At 10,340 feet above sea level the "rustic" three room cabin measures 28 feet by 22 feet and can accommodate up to seven people. There are two sets of bunk beds, one single bed and a double hide-a-bed couch.  The cabin is heated by a wood stove , equipped with propane lights and a propane cook stove.  The Forest Service supplies the propane and firewood. Cooking and eating utensils are also provided. Potable (drinking) water is available from a pump located outside of the cabin. There is no running water inside the cabin. A vault type toilet is located outside of the cabin. Saddle or pack stock belonging to the renter may be kept in the meadow north of the Guard Station at a rate of $1.00/night/head of livestock. Only certified weed-free hay or processed feed may be brought into the National Forest.  Pets are allowed but they must be cleaned up after and be kept under control at all times.  Maid Service is not provided, please clean the cabin before leaving.

Little Brooklyn Guard Station is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/18/2022 - The Little Brooklyn Guard Station will remain closed this season to provide time for repairs.
Reservations: Reservation can be made in advance by visiting 
Rentals & Guides: Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or at
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $40/Night for the cabin
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Centennial, WY; Laramie, WY
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Information Center: Laramie Ranger District
2468 Jackson St
Laramie, WY 82070

General Information


From Laramie, WY travel west via Hwy 130. About nine miles west of Centennial, WY turn onto the Brooklyn Lake Road, FNSR 317. Travel for about one mile before turning on Forest Service Road 317B, which offers access to the Guard Station.

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Mountain Biking

Cabin Rentals

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at\&parkId=73938\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

Lake and Pond Fishing

The Guard Station is situated between two lakes; Brooklyn Lake to the north and Little Brooklyn Lake to the south.

Brooklyn Lake is 36 acres in size, has a water depth of 38 feet and is located at an elevation of 10,526 feet. The lake is stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). Brooklyn Lake supports brook trout, cutthroat trout and Splake (a hybrid cross between a male brook trout and female lake trout).

Little Brooklyn Lake consists of 8 acres and is 6 feet deep. This lake also has brook trout, cutthroat trout and Splake.

Internal-combustion motors are prohibited on most Forest lakes. Use of live-bait fish is prohibited in lakes and streams of the Forest. For more information on boating and fishing regulations, contact the WGFD located in Cheyenne or Laramie.

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

OHV Trail Riding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing



Toilets: Vault toilet
Drinking water: Hand pump

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