Killpecker Sand Dunes

Killpecker Sand Dunes

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Killpecker Sand Dunes

Wyoming

(307) 352-0256

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Overview

The Killpecker Sand Dunes area is comprised of two wilderness study areas. If you want to hike and explore the dunes areas on foot, all the dunes east of Killpecker, stretching out across the Great Divide Basin, are open to low impact recreation, and dispersed camping. The sand dunes are also an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, which means the public lands have special management attention to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important resources. Wildlife, cultural, scenic and wilderness components of the sand dunes are under protection here. The Steamboat Mountain area is included in the dunes and includes a birthing habitat for deer and elk. An open-play area is available for public use, as long as specific rules are followed and attention is given to shifting sands in order to keep the park intact. People can and do get lost in the sand dunes. Open play is permitted only on the shifting sand. The road which bounds the Wilderness Study Area is marked and motor vehicle traffic is prohibited. Motor vehicle traffic in the Steamboat Mountain ACEC is permitted only on designated roads and trails. Please respect these areas by following the rules.

Map of Killpecker Sand Dunes

Latitude, Longitude: 41.970850, -109.143076

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Activities

  • Hiking

    Recreational activities like hiking, hunting, and horseback riding are allowed while those that involve the use of motorized vehicles or mechanical transportation are not.

  • Horseback Riding

    Recreational activities like hiking, hunting, and horseback riding are allowed while those that involve the use of motorized vehicles or mechanical transportation are not.

  • Hunting

    Recreational activities like hiking, hunting, and horseback riding are allowed while those that involve the use of motorized vehicles or mechanical transportation are not.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use is allowed only in the Sand Dunes Open Play area and only on active sand dunes (see map). Off-highway vehicles and OHV use must comply with applicable state laws relating to use, standards, registration, operation and inspection. Persons operating an OHV must possess a valid operator's license. The exception is that a non-licensed driver may operate a vehicle provided that person is under the direct supervision of an individual 18-years-of-age or older who has a valid operators license and who is responsible for the acts of the person supervised.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

From Rock Springs, go 11 miles north on US 191, go right on County Road 17/ Chilton Road, and go another 22 miles north.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 352-0256

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