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Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area

July 19 - July 25

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TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19:

 

Camp on the high plains of central Wyoming. Enjoy the wild west frontier and see what the pioneers of the great American westward expansion saw almost 200 years ago. The Interpretive Natural Trail is a National Recreation Trail and is handicap accessible. In order to maintain this accessibility, trail maintenance must be performed annually including the addition of new gravel/ trail base. Accommodations will be located at the work site, at the Lodgepole Campground within the Environmental Education Area. After work, enjoy a hike to the Beaver Ponds and fish for stocked trout or bring your mountain bike for a fun adventure. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center will provide an interpretive presentation about historic trail use, bringing the history of American trails to life as we work on modern day trails.

Organizer

Bureau of Land Management

Accommodations

Car Camping Tent Sites

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 1 mile each work day

Project Rating

Easy

Minimum Volunteer Age

14

Maximum Group Size

10

Area and Attractions

The 1,260-acre Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area (EEA) is a popular recreation area south of Casper. The two-mile Interpretive Nature Trail connects the Lodgepole and Rim campgrounds. It has 28 interpretive signs and is handicap accessible. Two overlooks located on the trail provide a unique view of the valley below. Opportunities for watching wildlife are favorable as forest, sagebrush, and grasslands provide habitat for blue grouse and fox, as well as deer, antelope, and elk. The 700-acre natural area is restricted to non-motorized recreational activities such as mountain biking, hiking, and primitive camping. The trail system inside the natural area accommodates hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback enthusiasts.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will stay in car camping tent sites. There are vault toilets, potable water on site, fire rings, picnic tables, hiking trails,and parking for vehicles. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.

Travel

Airport Pickup Provided from Casper/Natrona County International Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Venue

Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area
2987 Prospector Dr., Casper, Wyoming 82604 United States
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