Shoshone National Forest Opens Loop Road Today

Written by on May 29, 2020

Another route to adventure opens today in Shoshone National Forest.

It was announced that portions of the Loop Road will be open the public. The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will partially open Louis Lake Road, FSR 300 or the Loop Road as we in Cody like to call it, at noon today, from both ends: Bruce’s Parking Area to Worthen Meadow and from South Pass to Louis Lake. Additionally, the road from Limestone to Wolf Point, FSR 326, will also be opened on Friday, May 29th.

That’s two ends, but what about the middle? That section is staying closed due to wetness. Snow is still melting and there is a good amount of maintenance needed along the route once its fully clear. The closure will allow park staff to do the necessary work while mitigating any potential damage to the resources in the area. That being said, then open should not be viewed as a free-for-all. Shoshone National Forest has already seen resource damage from people abusing the openings and driving too recklessly. Snow and wet surfaces are still a likely encounter. Please heed all posted warning signs and assess conditions, using extra caution as you travel roads that go through potentially wet areas, such as meadows.

For more information, please contact the Washakie Ranger District at 307-332-5460.


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