Thunder Basin National Grassland encompasses a total area of about 550,000 acres of land that is situated in Northeastern Wyoming. The grassland is easily accessible using several roads including WY 59, WY 450, WY 116, WY 451, and US 16. The main city that is close to the grassland is Gillette in Wyoming, but there are several other cities and towns close-by including Upton, Douglas, Wright, Newcastle, and Moorcroft.
The grassland was established on June 23, 1960, and is governed by the U.S. Forest Service. Visitors to Thunder Basin National Grassland can get to enjoy a lot of exciting attractions including several recreational activities like fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, bird watching, OHV riding, wildlife viewing, and mountain biking.
There are of course several other attractions that the grassland is famous for including many prehistoric and historic sites ranging from pastoral camps to Native American encampments, historic trails, and wagon roads. The Thunder Basin National Grassland is also the where the Black Hills meet the prairie and is additionally the site of one of the most expansive and intact grassland habitats that remain in the Northern Great Plains.
In addition to recreational activities, the Thunder Basin National Grassland has several other uses including cattle grazing, surface coal mining, oil and gas development. Some of the amenities in the grassland include several trails, dispersed camping, picnic areas, fishing pier, reservoir, and over a thousand miles of OHV roads.
If you have a doggie, you can bring them into Thunder Basin National Grassland, but you will have to make sure that you maintain immediate control of your pooch at all times. The reason for this rule is to ensure that your dog not only remains safe but that you also protect the grasslands resources including the habitat and wildlife in the area.