Thunder Basin National Grassland, Douglas

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The Thunder Basin National Grassland is located in northeastern Wyoming in the Powder River Basin between the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills. The Grassland ranges in elevation from 3600ft to 5200ft, and the climate is semi-arid. The Grassland provides opportunities for recreation, including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, and fishing. There are no developed campgrounds; however, camping is allowed. The Grassland abounds with wildlife year-round, provides forage for livestock, and is underlain with vast mineral resources. Land patterns are very complex because of the intermingled federal, state, and private lands.
In descending order of land area, it is located in parts of Weston, Converse, Campbell, Niobrara, and Crook counties. It is managed together with Medicine Bow - Routt National Forest from Forest Service offices in Laramie, Wyoming; its local ranger district office is in Douglas.
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  • If you like wide open grasslands that are littered with critters of all types then you'll like Thunder Basin National Grasslands.  more »
  • Camping, hunting, prairie dog shoot or coyote hunting is incredible here. The views from Cow Creek Buttes are incredible and you can see Gillette, Lusk, Newcastle and Douglas at night. My wife and I s...  more »
  • Flat green you can see the sun set and dawn in a chair. It's a beautiful place. Its July and grass is about 1ft and taller be aware of rattlesnakes and some blueish type of garden snake.
  • I love the area! Upton has amazing history behind it. The drive can be a little boring between Newcastle and Upton but a few miles outside of Upton the landscape changes and I personally think becomes much more enjoyable to look at. Nevertheless I love the area and would recommend anyone to visit (and possibly move to) if they have the opportunity!

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