Fortification Creek WSA

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Buffalo Field Office 1425 Fort Street Buffalo, WY 82834

Latitude/Longitude:
44.466962, -105.991364
Directions:
It is possible to reach the WSA by foot or horseback via a 9 mile route through State and BLM lands off Fortification Road (a county road). Before attempting this route, please contact the Buffalo Field Office for information.
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Fortification Creek WSA

The Fortification Creek Wilderness Study Area (WSA) encompasses 12,419 acres of public land and a 640 acre inholding of state land. The landscape of the WSA is a steeply sloping, highly dissected and gullied terrain. Narrow ridges and numerous drainages dominate the area. Moderate to heavy stands of juniper are found in the larger drainages, with sagebrush and grasses on the open slopes and flats. The area is crucial winter range for elk.

The combination of size and ruggedness of terrain in the WSA affords outstanding opportunities for primitive and unconfined types of recreation. Opportunities exist for hiking, backpacking, hunting, horseback riding, and sightseeing.

There is no direct public access to the WSA. Access is controlled by adjacent private landowners and landowner permission is required to cross any private lands. It is possible to reach the WSA by foot or horseback via a 9 mile route through State and BLM lands off Fortification Road (a county road). Before attempting this route, please contact the Buffalo Field Office for information.

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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.
 

When visiting public lands, please also practice Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly principles.
 

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.