Flickr album link: Fiddlers Lake To Hwy 28
Two previous articles describe the starting point at Frye Lake and the first half of the NF 300 Road journey to the Fiddlers Lake Campground. Shoshone National Forest Road 300 is also called Louis Lake Road and this travel route offers a nice back country tour between Sinks Canyon State Park and the historic mining district along Highway 28 by Atlantic City, Wyoming. When looking at a map, there are plenty of dots to connect along this touring route, so it is best to just plan on taking it slow and spending some extra time. In fact, there are several campgrounds along NF Road 300, so planning an entire vacation for this end of the Shoshone National Forest actually is easy to do. A high ground clearance vehicle is best for this lengthy dirt road tour and stocking up heavy on supplies prior to arrival is recommended.
After departing Fiddlers Lake when heading south it is just a short drive to the Christine Lake Trailhead and the Little Popo Agie River Campground. These two points of interest definitely offer a deep woods wilderness experience. A few miles further down the dirt road is where Louis Lake can be found, which is yet another recreation area with a developed campground. Louis Lake is a family fun destination that offers, rustic lodges, great fishing and personal watercraft rentals.
From Louis Lake onward to the end point at Highway 28, NF Road 300 runs through a high elevation mountain pass that offers majestic views that extend to the horizon. The towering eroded rock outcrops have a dramatic look that inspires landscape artists and large raptors like to perch way up top. The wildlife is all around in this forest, so be sure to keep a camera handy. The downhill run to the highway passes through several picturesque mountain meadow vistas. There are ATV staging areas, horse trailer corrals and dispersed campsites conveniently located next to the dirt road before getting to the paved highway, which present even more options. Shoshone National Forest Road 300 (Louis Lake Road) definitely is a world of adventure, so be sure to chalk this great escape high on the list!
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