Double Cabinby Jack Wolbach
A fishing trip to Wyoming would not be complete without a stopover at Double Cabin, high in the Absaroka Range, to fish for cutthroat trout in the Wiggins Fork and Frontier Creek. It’s a two hour drive from Dubois over some of the most beautiful country in Wyoming. Drive slowly, and be on the lookout for deer and hawks at play in the many high mountain meadows.
But you must be careful. This is high Rocky Mountain wilderness. Encounters with grizzly bears are not unheard of here. Carry bear spray, and store all food away if staying overnight.
The National Forest Service primitive campground has potable pump water, pit toilets, and a venerable campground host, ‘Earl‘. At night the temperature falls to below freezing, and it may snow at any time, even during the summer months. Reservations at the campground, as you may have guessed, are not necessary.
After a long drive and a cold night, be prepared to catch a lot of cutthroat trout in one of the most beautiful places you will ever experience. The fish are eager to please, and will rise to almost any fly. After catching a few fish, cut the hook off the fly and count the many fish that rise to your little joke. Double Cabin is as good as it gets. Wyoming is the gift that keeps on giving - if we treat it kindly.
Double Cabin Campground is located in Shoshone National Forest, 28 miles north of Dubois on FR 285. The campground has 14 sites, toilet and water. Gravel road to area. No reservations.