Traveling in Wyoming

Traveling in Wyoming


296,000 acres in Wyoming (1,557,792 acres total). While most of this National Forest is in Idaho, a sizable unit is located in northwest Wyoming, west of Grand Teton National Park. There are two designated wilderness areas: the 116,535-acre Jedediah Smith Wilderness and the 10,820-acre Winegar Hole Wilderness.

Camping is allowed throughout the National Forest, except where otherwise prohibited. Campfires are not permitted in a few areas. Campsites in wilderness areas should be at least 200 feet from lakeshores and 50 feet from streams. Permits are required for commercial groups and guides. See the Idaho chapter listing for more information about Targhee National Forest.


175,000 acres in Wyoming. This 1,200,000-acre National Forest is based in South Dakota, with most of the acreage there, but a few tracts are located in the northeast corner of Wyoming. One sizable unit includes 6,650-foot Bear Lodge Mountain.

Camping is allowed throughout the National Forest, except near public use areas or where posted otherwise. See the Black Hills National Forest entry in the South Dakota chapter for more information.

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