AIS Check Stations in the Big Horn Basin Closing for the Season
Written by Jessi Entel on September 6, 2023
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be closing aquatic invasive species (AIS) check stations in the Big Horn Basin.
Wyoming law requires any watercraft that enter the Cowboy State to be inspected from March 1 through November 30.
The AIS check station at the Game and Fish Regional Office north of Cody will close on September 10 at 4:45 p.m. and the check station north of Frannie will close on September 13 at 4:45 p.m.
Boaters are reminded to plan ahead to obtain a mandatory AIS inspection at an alternate location through November.
Boaters can utilize private inspectors and certified inspection locations or can be inspected and sealed by other state agencies prior to entering Wyoming.
Boats can still request inspections at the Cody Game and Fish office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by coming to the front desk. The Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Visitors Center in Lovell will also provide inspections, but request that boaters call ahead to make arrangements.
If you boat in a water known to have invasive zebra or quagga mussels, you are required by law to have your watercraft inspected before launching in Wyoming during all months of the year.