Muddy Mountain Road Scheduled to Close for the Season
CASPER, Wyo. – The Casper Field Office will close the Muddy Mountain Road for the winter season on Friday, December 4 at noon due to recent snow and continued possibilities for winter weather on the mountain. The annual closure protects public resources and promotes visitor safety.
“Each year we conduct an annual closing of the Muddy Mountain access road once snow and weather make it unsafe to continually access to the mountain by road vehicle,” said Cullen Hardy, acting Outdoor Recreation Planner, Casper Field Office. “As the snow continues to accumulate, the mountain will be open for other activities such as snowmobiling on designated state trails. The annual placement of the safety warming shelter at the Lodge Pole Campground was conducted prior to the closing of the road.”
Muddy Mountain Road is the primary access route to the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area, two campgrounds, numerous trails and public lands managed by the BLM.
The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve, where we provide opportunities for economic growth with space for traditional uses such as ranching, mining, logging, and energy development as well as hunting and fishing.
For more information, call the BLM office at (307) 261-7600.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.