Hunter Trailhead, Campground West of Buffalo Now Open

Hunter Trailhead, Campground West of Buffalo Now Open

The Hunter Trailhead and Campground, approximately 15 miles west of Buffalo on Highway 16, is open now that construction on the site has been completed.

The project relocated the trailhead and campground facilities to a new area adjacent to the old areas.

The new facility has improved camping areas, better parking for vehicles and trailers, and a designated seperate site for staging for outfitters and guides to get into the backcountry.

Craig Cope, with the Powder River Ranger District Office in Buffalo, said the 2005 Bighorn National Forest Revised Land Use and Management Plan dictated the move at the trailhead and campground.

He explains why the relocation was necessary.

Work began in the fall of 2010, but weather and other issues slowed work there last summer and postponed the opening until this year, Cope said.

District Ranger Mark Booth said closing the old road and opening the new route will improve water quality in Hunter Creek and improve the view from Hunter Road.

Cope said some work in the area still needs to be completed, and he explains more.

For more information, contact the Powder River Ranger District Office in Buffalo at 684-7806.

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