Thunder Basin National Grassland

Thunder Basin National Grassland

Infobox_protected_area | name = Thunder Basin National Grassland
iucn_category = VI



caption =
locator_x = 98
locator_y = 50
location = Wyoming, United States
nearest_city = Gillette, WY
lat_degrees = 43
lat_minutes = 41
lat_seconds = 48
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 104
long_minutes = 59
long_seconds = 39
long_direction = W
area = 547,620 acres (2,216.14 km²)
established = June 23, 1960
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = U.S. Forest Service
The Thunder Basin National Grassland is located in northeastern Wyoming in the Powder River Basin between the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills. The Grassland ranges in elevation from 3,600 feet to 5,200 feet and the climate is semi-arid. The Grassland provides unique opportunities for recreation, including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, and fishing. There are no developed campgrounds; however, camping is allowed. The Grassland abounds with wildlife year-round, provides forage for livestock, and is underlain with vast mineral resources. Land patterns are very complex because of the intermingled federal, state, and private lands. The Douglas Ranger District administers the Grassland.

In descending order of land area it is located in parts of Weston, Converse, Campbell, Niobrara, and Crook counties. It is managed together with Medicine Bow - Routt National Forest from Forest Service offices in Laramie, Wyoming; its local ranger district office is in Douglas.

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/ Thunder Basin National Grassland federal website]


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