The entrance road gate is closed only during severe winter storms. The road beyond the visitor center accessing the picnic area, Chicken Creek Nature Trail (previously Fossil Lake Trail), and scenic drive closes to motorized vehicles November 1st until the snow melts, usually by late May.
Did You Know?
Southwest Wyoming's sagebrush country provides crucial winter range for mule deer, elk, and moose. Moose prefer the willow bottoms near springs, creeks, and rivers.