BLM Announces the Seasonal Opening of the Muddy Mountain Access Road

CASPER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office personnel will reopen Muddy Mountain Road at 12 p.m. on Friday. 

Muddy Mountain Road is the primary access route to the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area, which includes the Rim and Lodgepole campgrounds and numerous recreation trails.

“This is one of the earliest openings of the Muddy Mountain Area that I can remember happening,” said Cullen Hardy, Casper Field Office Recreation Technician. “We are thrilled to be open for the season just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend, and we ask all those who venture up the mountain to stay on the designated roads and trails, and to enjoy the area in a safe and respectful manner.”

Those who choose to visit Muddy Mountain should note that some areas are still wet, or snow covered. Users are encouraged to use discretion since conditions may limit access to some roads, trails and campsites. Additionally, the public is reminded to stay on established roads and trails to prevent resource damage.

Muddy Mountain Road closes on an annual basis for public safety and resource protection. The closure normally runs from the end of November through the beginning of June. Please not that potable water is not currently available at this time.

For more information about the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area, please visit: , or call the Casper Field Office at (307) 261-7600.


This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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