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Description - Commissary Ridge, which is known for its big game hunting, spectacular vistas and solitude, runs through the middle of the District. Lake Alice, one of the most scenic lakes in the region, lies on the Kemmerer District. The District contains a portion of the Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail, one of the best preserved immigrant roads in the United States.

Recreation - The Kemmerer Ranger District excellent outdoor recreation activities in an area which is not visited by large numbers of people. Some of the most popular activities on the Forest include camping in campgrounds or in undeveloped areas, hiking, backpacking, sightseeing by car or foot, horseback riding, fishing, and big-game hunting. In the winter, ample snow in the high country brings opportunities for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Climate - As throughout the Rocky Mountains, the climate varies drastically depending on elevation. Summers generally offer warm clear days with cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are often a possibility in the summer. In the winter, sunshine, with heavy of snow in the higher elevations, are ideal for winter activities. Harsh weather - including wind, cold, and snow - is possible throughout the winter and even throughout the year, in the highest elevations.

Location - The Kemmerer Ranger District is located at the southwest end of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming. The district lies roughly between Highways 189 and 89, north of the town of Kemmerer. The District Office is located in the town of Kemmerer.

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Contact Information:
Kemmerer Ranger District, Highway 189, P.O. Box 31 , Kemmerer, WY, 83101, Phone: 307-877-3933

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Bridger-Teton National Forest - The enormous Bridger-Teton National Forest lies in western Wyoming, around the town of Jackson. The Bridger-Teton is a land of varied recreational opportunities, beautiful vistas, and abundant wildlife.


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