National Register of Historic Places

Wapiti Ranger Station National Historic Landmark

Park County

Date Added to Register

Tuesday, May 21, 1963

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The Wapiti Ranger Station, which is located in the Shoshone National Forest about 30 miles west of Cody, Wyoming, was built in 1903. It was the first ranger station constructed in the United States at federal expense. It was also located in the first national forest reserve which was established by President Benjamin Harrison in 1891. The Wapiti Ranger Station was built as a supervisory ranger station for the Shoshone division of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources