Kelley Guard Station

Kelley Guard Station

The Kelley Guard Station location is in Kemmerer, Wyoming
83101. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Kelley Guard Station facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

308 Us Hwy 189 N


Phone number


Campground information Kemmerer, Wyoming


Kelley Guard Station is a historic Forest Service guard station built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. Located about 45 miles north of Kemmerer, Wyoming, along the Big Springs Scenic Backway, the cabin attracts overnight guests year-round and provides convenient access to hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Big Springs Scenic Backway is a 68-mile road that boasts magnificent mountain views, wildflowers covered meadows and river valleys where grazing sheep may be spotted.


Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and off-road vehicle riding are popular summer activities in the surrounding area. Snowmobiling and cross country skiing can be done right out the front door in winter.


This rustic two-room cabin sleeps four people on two bunkbeds with mattresses. The kitchen is equipped with a propane stove, refrigerator that is shut off when not in use, propane lights and a small wood stove for heat. A picnic table and campfire ring are located outside the cabin. 

Water is not available at this time. Guests should bring water for drinking and cooking. Outside vault toilet avalible year round with seasonal water faucet located outside. Some dishes, pots, pans and utensils are provided, however the presence of these items is not guaranteed.  

No linens or bedding are provided. Recommended items to bring include food, bedding, dish soap, dish rags, toilet paper, garbage bags and a flashlight. If firewood is on site, this is a courtesy but is not guarenteed. If wood is available, please only use what you need. Always be prepared to collect locally or bring to site from local resources.

Natural Features

The cabin is perched on a grassy space surrounded by a stand of mixed conifers at 8,200 feet in elevation. Kelley Creek flows beside the guard station, offering a serene soundtrack of flowing water.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About 308 Us Hwy 189 N Kemmerer, WY

How do I make a reservation with Kelley Guard Station?

To make reservations at Kelley Guard Station, you can call the office at 307-877-4415.

Where is Kelley Guard Station located?

The Kelley Guard Station is located at 308 Us Hwy 189 N in Kemmerer,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Kelley Guard Station have tent or RV camping?

Kelley Guard Station offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 307-877-4415 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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