Spraying operations may start on or after September 8 and should conclude prior to October 1. Actual spraying dates may vary, as this work is weather dependent. For specific closure dates, contact the Clarks Fork (307-527-6921), Wind River (307-455-2466), or Washakie Ranger (307-332-5460) district offices on or after September 8.
The insecticide Carbaryl will be sprayed at several sites throughout the Shoshone National Forest. Campgrounds to be sprayed on the Clarks Fork Ranger District include Crazy Creek, Hunter Peak, Lake Creek, Lily Lake, Beartooth Lake, Island Lake, and Fox Creek. On the Washakie Ranger District, Louis Lake Resort, Louis Lake picnic area, Worthen Meadows, and Fiddlers Lake campgrounds will all receive spray application. Falls Campground will be the only area to be sprayed on the Wind River Ranger District.
As the first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.