PUBLIC ACCESS

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Forbes/Sheep Mountain - WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT Area

Recreational Uses:
            
Public Access Area Open: THIS AREA OPENS TO ALL HUMAN PRESENCE AT 8:00AM MAY 1st.
Recreation Opportunities: Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Restrictions: Jan. 1 - April 30
Additional Restrictions: No Recreational shooting
Total Acres: 942

Travel 22 miles west of Laramie on Wyoming Highway 130 and then nine miles south on the Fox Creek Road. The 950-acre area is at the western end of Sheep Mountain and is an important winter-feeding site for about 500 deer and 300 elk. The Wyoming Game & Fish Commission purchases this land to provide improved public access to the 20,000 acres of wild lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service on Sheep Mountain.
 
You will find more than deer and elk in this rough, rocky terrain. Mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes roam here. Clark's nutcrackers, hairy woodpeckers, turkey vultures, pine siskins, and goshawks are just a few of the bird species present.
 
Land owned by the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission and the U.S. Forest Service on Sheep Mountain provides excellent opportunities for hiking, viewing wildlife, and hunting. There is a foot trail to the top of Sheep Mountain, an improvement over alternate routes within the habitat area.
 
While closed during the winter months to avoid disturbance to wintering wildlife, the area is open the remainder of the year for whatever recreational opportunity you choose. Facilities are also available in the form of parking and primitive camping areas. There is one parking and camping site. The site contains an outdoor restroom facility with no running water.
 
Camping limit is 14 days, no ORVs.
 
Forbes is closed each year from January 1 through April 30.

Questions

For questions about this Public Access Area, please contact:
Laramie Regional Office

1212 S. Adams St.
Laramie, WY
ph: (307) 745-4046
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Last Updated: 6/28/2019
*Some boundary areas are missing and will be updated as soon as possible.
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