Crookston Ranch is a turn-of-the-century ranch. History claims Butch Cassidy would use the Crookston to rest and re-horse when on the run from the Federal Marshals.
The site is located on publicly managed land due to an error in the filing of homestead papers. The associated spring is fed by ice cells in the adjacent sand dunes.
CROOKSTON RANCH PHOTOS
BLM WYOMING KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The BLM welcomes you to explore, enjoy, and make positive memories from your outdoor experiences on America's public lands and waters. Please remember these are wide-open spaces and wildlands. Plan ahead and be aware of potential hazards. It is everyone's responsibility to take the necessary steps to minimize chances of becoming lost or injured on public lands.
For other key advice on various recreation activities, please see the BLM's trip-planning tips. These helpful tips can help you make the most of your recreation experience. However, for more information about local conditions, regulations and recreation resources, there is no substitute for visiting the closest BLM office.
The Hogan and Luce Campground was rebuilt to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards in 2017-2018. All six sites (five individual sites and one group site) are accessible. The ground surface is stable and firm throughout the facility.
The campground has one accessible pit toilet; a second accessible toilet is located near the other reservoir, though the grounds near that reservoir are not ADA accessible. The campground kiosks and registration books have been modified to accommodate people who use wheelchairs, and regular maintenance ensures the facility's features remain accessible for visitors with mobility impairments.
The campground has an accessible boat dock, which has a canoe and kayak dock/launch with a transfer slide bench and grab rail, which can be used by visitors in wheelchairs. The EZ Launch feature on the boat dock keeps your canoe or kayak stable so anyone can feel confident transferring into their boat independently and securely, then launching with ease. Please note that the boat dock is installed in late May and removed in September each year.
Service animals are welcome on the site with no restrictions.
Each campsite includes the following accessible features:
a parking spot;
a picnic table that is wheelchair-accessible on both ends;
a grill/fire ring reinforced with double metal walls to decrease the amount of heat that radiates out sideways; and
bear-proof storage boxes, which were modified to be usable by people with dexterity concerns.
Take State Highway 191 north to mile marker 10. Head East on County Road 4-17 22 miles to BLM 4115. Go West on BLM 4115 two miles to the Crookston Ranch Access route. Keep east at the fork 1 mile to the site.