Castle Gardens Scenic Area

Description:

Located at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains at an elevation of 4,500 ft the Castle Gardens rises ornately out of the badlands, a stone forest of red spires, giant toadstools and other fascinating and byzantine formations. Sage, cedar and juniper surround the geological wonderland, which includes a unique picnic area in the "bowl" of the Garden. This quiet day use area south of the lovely town of Tensleep once saw a terrible massacre, when some cattlemen shot Joe Emge, two othr men, and all their sheep. There are picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms at the site. This area is open from May through October.

Directions:

The turnoff to the area is approximately 1 mile west of Ten Sleep on U.S. Hwy 16. From there a dirt road heads south. Signs lead to the site about 6 miles away.

Phone:

(307)347-5100

Email:

PRau@blm.gov

Address:

Worland Field Office 101 South 23rd Worland, WY 82401

Activities:

Picnicking

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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