For places to visit in Wyoming, you can look to some national forests in Wyoming!
And more specifically, you can look for Wyoming national forests that have cabins!
Across Wyoming, you can find cabins in national forests.
I thought the option of being able to stay at a cabin in a Wyoming national forest was so great.
You can make it a part of your epic road trip as you visit the best places to visit in Wyoming!
I stayed in 2 national forest cabins in Wyoming:
1. Bighorn National Forest cabin: Muddy Guard cabin
One national forest cabin that I stayed at was in a Wyoming national forest that was along the way on the drive from Devils Tower to Yellowstone.
This was a cabin in Bighorn National Forest that is kind of near Buffalo WY and Tensleep WY.
👆 One of the best Wyoming hikes you can do alongside a stay at Muddy Guard cabin is the Lost Twin Lakes Trail in the Cloud Peak Wilderness area of Bighorn National Forest.
2. Medicine Bow National Forest cabin: Bow River Ranger Station cabin
The other national forest cabin that I stayed at was in a Wyoming national forest that was along the way taking the southern route back across Wyoming.
This was a cabin in Medicine Bow National Forest that is kind of near Laramie WY.
👆 One of the best Wyoming hikes you can do alongside a stay at the Bow River Station cabin is the Medicine Bow Peak Trail in the Snowy Range area of Medicine Bow National Forest. Or, you can just drive the Snowy Range Scenic Byway!
A little bit more below about staying at a national forest cabin in Wyoming!
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What amenities do Wyoming national forest cabins have?
The national forest cabins vary in what they offer, so you’ll want to be sure to read through the description thoroughly to understand what you need to bring with you.
The reviews I read for national forest cabins in Wyoming were all pretty good as I recall, but you’ll want to be sure to read the reviews.
I had also looked into national forest cabins in Idaho, and the ones I happened to look at, the reviews were quite terrible.
So, read the reviews!
But generally for national forest cabins, you will need to bring your own bedding. (sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, etc.)
The national forest cabin amenities will vary.
You may or may not have electricity.
You might have a kitchen complete with kitchenware, fridge, and microwave.
You may or may not have water. If you don’t have water, it means you’ll need to be sure to bring your own water.
There may or may not be a bathroom inside the cabin. Instead, there may be an outhouse where you need to go outside to go to the bathroom.
You may or may not have AC and/or heat.
Cost of a national forest cabin in Wyoming
The cost of staying at a cabin in a Wyoming national forest can vary.
I stayed in 2 national forest cabins in Wyoming.
The cabin in Bighorn National Forest was $44 a night including fees.
The cabin in Medicine Bow National Forest was $94 a night.
So it can really depend on the national forest how much it costs!
How to find a Wyoming national forest cabin
The way to book a national forest cabin in Wyoming is through recreation.gov.
You can search by location (Wyoming) and then you can filter the results to include cabins only.
Then, take a look at the map to see if where the cabins are located!
Some cabins have a minimum 2-night stay required. This is good anyway so you can take in remote Wyoming at a slower pace!
A national forest hiking trail is probably not too far away!
Search for your perfect cabin in Wyoming!
How to get to your national forest cabin in Wyoming
To get to your cabin, it is best to follow the directions as provided by the US Forest Service in your email confirmation, instead of relying on google maps.
Cabins can be in remote areas with various backroads leading to them. And those backroads may be what google maps directs you to but not the best way to get there!
Also take this as meaning that it can be an epic Wyoming experience by staying at a remote cabin in a national forest!
You’ll also need to call the National Forest Service for the code to get into the cabin. It was like this for both of my cabins anyway.
You’ll get instructions in your email confirmation, so be sure to read that email! And be sure to remember to call before you go.
You very likely won’t have phone service at any national forest cabin you stay at in Wyoming!
And that’s a little bit about cabins in Wyoming national forests!
Plan more of your Wyoming outdoors trip and beyond:
- Wyoming hikes with amazing views
- Best places to visit in Wyoming
- Easy-going one day in Yellowstone National Park
- One day in Grand Teton National Park
- Driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive with mountain views
- Best places to visit in South Dakota with VIEWS!
- South Dakota camping trip
HAPPY STAYING AT A NATIONAL FOREST CABIN IN WYOMING!
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