Weston Hills Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Weston Hills Recreation Area

Wyoming

(307) 684-1100

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Overview

The Weston Hills Recreation Area is just west of a segment of Thunder Basin National Grassland. Although the lower elevations here are grasslands, stands of ponderosa pines line the ridges and cover the uplands. Some intermittent creeks run near the campground. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope are abundant here. The recreationist has a choice of exploring the surrounding area on foot, on horseback, or in a high-clearance four wheel drive. At an elevation ranging between 3,800-feet to over 4,500-feet, the area is managed jointly between the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. In this area, the lower elevations are grasslands with some juniper, while the upper elevations are ponderosa pine-covered hills and steep drainages interspersed with meadows and scoria outcrops. In the distance you can see the Big Horn Mountains and Devil's Tower. With 7-miles of roads and trails, this area is popular for hunting, hiking, and ATV-riding. And you may even see mule deer, antelope, elk, turkey, and eagles. Camping is permitted, and campfires are allowed (unless banned because of high fire danger) but must be kept under control. No water is available here. The entire Weston Hills Recreation Area is a limited use vehicle travel area. This means that motorized vehicle travel is limited to roads and vehicle routes marked with "white arrows."

Map of Weston Hills Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 44.545340, -105.400257

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Activities

  • Camping

    Camping is permitted.

  • Hiking

    There are seven-miles of roads and trails.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is permitted.

  • Hunting

    Of course, if you want to hunt in the area, you'll need to get a license from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    The "ATV Loop Trail" is closed to motorized vehicles from September 15 to October 20 so as not to disturb wildlife before and during the big game hunting season. Motorized vehicle travel in the recreation area is limited to roads and vehicle routes marked with "white arrows."

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

From Weston, go 6 miles south on WY 59.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 684-1100

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