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Lincoln County

Lincoln County includes the Greys River & Kemmerer Ranger Districts.

Lincoln County

Things to do on the BTNF in Lincoln County

  1. Check out the Periodic Spring, the only cold water geyser in North America.
  2. Drive Greys River Road, which runs alongside its namesake river for almost 60 miles; it starts in Alpine and continues to Tri-Basin Divide, passing dozens of trailheads along the way.
  3. Spend the night in a historic cabin: Both the Kemmerer and Greys River Ranger Districts have several cabins and former guard stations that the public can rent for the night.
  4. Follow—literally—in the tracks of the Oregon Trail. The Big Spring Scenic Backway is a 68-mile scenic drive in the Kemmerer District. Parts of this drive were originally part of the Oregon Trail and today ruts created by the wheels of the wagons traveling the trail are still visible.
  5. Raft the Snake River Canyon, an 8-mile stretch of class III-IV whitewater, on a guided trip.
  6. Snowmobile in the Greys River District, where there is easy trail riding as well as challenging off-trail terrain for advanced riders with knowledge of avalanche safety.  Check out our Sled Responsibly video for riding and safety tips.

Lincoln County By The Numbers


Million Gallons

Of water flow continuously from the Periodic Spring between June to August.



Of whitewater rafting in the Snake River Canyon.


Mile Drive

Along the Big Spring Scenic Backway, which follows part of the Oregon Trail.

Contact Info

Greys River Ranger District

671 North Washington St.
Afton, WY 83110
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Kemmerer Ranger District

308 Hwy 189 North
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

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