The Scab Creek Recreation Area is located in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains at roughly 8,200 feet. The recreation area provides parking for Scab Lake and Scab Creek trailheads, as well as two camping areas, one for small vehicles, and one for pack stock, trailers, and large RVs. The backpacker parking, pack stock staging area, small vehicle campground and large vehicle campground are all sites within the recreation area. This area provides access to the Scab Creek Wilderness Study Area, and the greater Bridger Wilderness trail system in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The area has vault toilettes, and potable water, as well as corrals in areas where pack stock are allowed. Pack stock are not permitted at the backpacker parking area, or the small vehicle campground.
From Pinedale, drive south on US 191 for 12 miles, turn left at the gas station in the town of Boulder, and head east on WY 353 for 7 miles. Take another left onto Scab Creek Road/CR-122 follow this road for 1.5 miles and take a slight left onto Scab Creek Access Road/BLM 5423, follow that until you reach Scab Creek Recreation Area, roughly 5.5 miles.