The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will close both the southern and northern ends of the Loop Road, FSR 300, to motorized travel on Monday, November 30th.
Pending any additional snow events that would force an earlier closure, the Loop Road will remain open for the next week to allow for the harvest of Christmas trees and firewood, with applicable permits, as well as to allow access for hunting season. On November 30th, the gate at South Pass and the gate near Worthen Meadow will close; the gate near Bruce’s Parking Lot will remain open to allow for the harvest of Christmas trees. This gate will close when weather conditions inhibit safe travel.
It is recommended to use caution when traveling the Loop Road due to hazardous conditions at times to include high winds, blowing and drifting snow, and additional snowfall. “We ask folks to ensure they are prepared for a changing environment and only attempt to travel the road if they have a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. Chains are also recommended,” said Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht.
The annual closure of the Loop Road, also known as Louis Lake Road, helps ensure resource damage in the area remains minimal. Please respect all posted signs for this and associated road closures. Contact the Washakie Ranger District at 307-332-5460 for additional information.
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