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Overview

Backpacking opportunities in the Sheridan area include the many trailheads in the Bighorn National Forest. Most trails are accessible by two-wheel drive and within one or two hours of Sheridan. The Big Horn National Forest offers some of the most scenic wilderness in Wyoming with secluded waterfalls, coniferous forests, prairie clearings, seasonal wildflowers, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Whether out for a camping excursion or a casual day hike, the Sheridan area presents a number of hiking options for any skill level or time allowance.

North Tongue Campground

North Tongue Campground

On the North Fork of the Tongue River. Directions: From Dayton,WY, take Hwy 14 west for 27 miles to junction of Hwy 14A and go 0.4 miles onto Hwy 14A. Turn right on to FSR 15 for 1.1 miles, campground is on the left.

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Otts Memorial Park

Otts Memorial Park

Otts Memorial Park is a modest little league baseball complex. The park features, off street parking, a concession stand, restrooms, and a play area. From North Main Street turn east on 5th Street and north on Saberton Avenue. Oatts 6th Street Field is on the west side of Saberton Avenue,

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Owen Creek Campground

Owen Creek Campground

Along the Bighorn Scenic Byway.

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Paintrock Lake Trailhead

Paintrock Lake Trailhead

Provides access to: North High Park Trail – #059 which accesse Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY on Hwy 14, then 25.1 miles south on FSR 17. Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees $14 per night. Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles

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Pathways

Pathways

While visiting our area, enjoy a “walking tour”–walking, jogging, or rollerblading on the scenic concrete walking paths throughout the city of Sheridan. The wildlife and flora are plentiful and beautiful on the walking paths (as well as for hiking in the Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains). This Sheridan pathways

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Porcupine Falls Trailhead

Porcupine Falls Trailhead

Hiking trail to waterfalls and mountain scenery. No facilities and limited parking. Directions: From Lovell, WY, take Hwy 14A –Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway– east approx. 35 miles. Turn north on FSR 14 for 10 miles to FSR 146. Trailhead is at the end of FSR 146.

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Post Creek Picnic Site

Post Creek Picnic Site

Along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Directions: Six miles northeast of Shell,WY on Hwy14.

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Powder Horn Community Garden

Powder Horn Community Garden

Community gardening is a big topic across the nation.  In Sheridan there are 7 community gardens! People have decided it’s time to know where our food comes from. Gardening is fun!  You plant something, water it, care for it, watch it grow, and then eat it!  Gardening is fun because

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Ranger Creek Recreation Area

Ranger Creek Recreation Area

Just off the Big Horn Scenic Byway and nearby interpretive geological attractions at Shell Falls. Directions: From Greybull, WY, take US 14 east 32 miles to FSR 17 sign. Turn right at sign onto FSR 17 and go 3 miles. Reservations: Group site can be reserved by calling Toll Free

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Sagebrush Community Garden

Sagebrush Community Garden

Community gardening is a big topic across the nation.  In Sheridan there are 7 community gardens! People have decided it’s time to know where our food comes from. Gardening is fun!  You plant something, water it, care for it, watch it grow, and then eat it!  Gardening is fun because

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Sawmill Lakes Trailhead

Sawmill Lakes Trailhead

No facilities, limited parking. Directions: From Big Horn,WY, take WY 335 south 9.9 miles to where it becomes FSR 26. Continue 12 miles. Trailhead is not well marked.

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Shell Creek Campground

Shell Creek Campground

The campground is located along Shell Creek. Nearby is the Shell Falls Interpretive Site, which is a nice day trip to learn about the area’s geology. Directions: Seventeen miles east of Shell, WY, on Hwy 14. Then 1.2 miles south on FSR 17. Reservations: This site can be reserved by

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Shell Falls Interpretive Site

Shell Falls Interpretive Site

This beautiful Visitor Center is a popular stop along the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Look at Shell Falls and walk along the interpretive trail. Over the past million years, Shell Creek has incised a deep chasm through the sedimentary stone and ancient granite. The water of Shell Falls, dropping at a

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Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Shell Reservoir Camping Area

Fishing allowed year-round, ice usually clears around early June. This fishery is comprised mainly of Brook trout, which are maintained by natural reproduction. Directions: From Shell, WY, east on Hwy 14 to FSR 17 to FSR 271, 4WD highly recommended.

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Sheltered Acres Park

Sheltered Acres Park

Sheltered Acres Park is a secluded park featuring a full playground, tennis courts, access to the Little Goose River, and a disc golf course. The city walking path is a prominent feature in this park. If you talk a walk to the north you’ll make your way to the South Park

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Sheridan College Community Garden

Sheridan College Community Garden

Community gardening is a big topic across the nation.  In Sheridan there are 7 community gardens! People have decided it’s time to know where our food comes from. Gardening is fun!  You plant something, water it, care for it, watch it grow, and then eat it!  Gardening is fun because

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Sheridan Community Softball Complex

Sheridan Community Softball Complex

This facility includes three lighted softball fields, concessions and restroom facilities, playground area, and two slow-pitch batting machine/cages. Formal reservations are taken at the Recreation Office in Thorne-Rider Park by the Adult Sports Specialist on a first come, first serve basis and are scheduled at the first softball organizational meeting of

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  • Sheridan Municipal Swimming Pool
  • Sheridan Municipal Swimming Pool

Sheridan Municipal Swimming Pool

Sheridan’s pool is located just off Loucks Street in Kendrick park. It features off street parking,  a water slide, springboard, his and hers changing rooms, and a small aquatic play area for the youngsters.

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Sheridan Skate Park

Sheridan Skate Park

The Sheridan Skate park is located just of off Dana Ave. Photo by NorthWestSkater.com

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Shutts Flats Trailhead

Shutts Flats Trailhead

No facilities, limited parking. Directions: From Dayton, take Hwy 14 west 21 miles FSR 193. Turn left and go to the end of the road.

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