Jack Creek Crew Quarters

Saratoga, Wyoming

Overview

The Jack Creek Crew Quarters is a large, modern facility located southwest of Saratoga, Wyoming, offering visitors a comfortable lodging experience in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests. The surrounding area offers a variety of recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery to enjoy. The facility is typically open from June through October and is accessible by car. Several modern amenities are offered, but guests will need to bring some of their own supplies and gear. It is recommended guests bring additional light sources and water in case of solar power system problems.

Recreation

Opportunities exist in the area for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is five miles west of the house.

Anglers can fish in nearby Jack Creek. Big and small game hunting is possible in designated areas.

Facilities

The Jack Creek Crew Quarters has five bedrooms and sleeps up to fifteen people in single and bunk beds with mattresses. The fully equipped double kitchen offers propane ranges, refrigerators and double sinks. Basic cooking and eating utensils, dishes and cookware are furnished. Bathrooms on both floors offer showers and flush toilets. Lights and the well pump are powered by a solar power system, so please don't bring addtional appliances, i.e., microwave. Heat is provided by propane. Picnic tables and a large charcoal grill make a wonderful setting for outdoor activities. Trash collection is provided. Guests are asked to conserve electricity and water usage. No pets are allowed within the building. Pets must be cleaned up after outside. Saddle or pack animals may not be kept within the administrative area of Jack Creek Crew Quarters or Jack Creek Guard Station. Additional campers, tents or trailers cannot be set up at this facility. Guests must bring food, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, toilet paper and garbage bags. It is recommended that guests bring an additional light source in case of emergencies. Guests are expected to clean the facility before leaving. Please do not drive behind the locked gate at the trash cans.

Natural Features

From open, high expanses to valleys and canyons that rise steeply to snowy ranges, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests encompass mountain ranges, tributaries to the North Platte River and the Colorado River, and a mix of forested ecology with spruce, lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, aspen and shrub lands.

The Jack Creek Crew Quarters sits in a clearing surrounded by a mixture of lodgepole pine, aspen and mixed conifer forest at an elevation of 8,500 feet. Wildlife viewing is abundant in the area, including elk, deer, bear and moose.

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