THINGS TO DO
- Friday Night Rodeo
Every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. from mid-June to mid-August there is a real western rodeo at the Clarence Allison Memorial Arena east of town behind the Medical Clinic. There is lots of fun for the whole family with food available at the Cheeseburgers in Paradise booth.
- Square Dancing
Square dances are held Tuesday evenings during the summer months at the Rustic Pine Tavern. Locals and summer visitors enjoy the lively calls that thrill the novice as well as the seasoned dancers.
On the Wind River district of the Shoshone National Forest are campgrounds with both tent and trailer facilities. There are units provided for picnics and outdoor cooking, with fireplace grates and tables available in some of the accessible grounds. Three large campgrounds are found along US Highways 26/287, these are Brook’s Lake, Falls and Pinnacles campgrounds. Several camping areas that are only accessible by dirt road, but which provide the camper with a feeling of seclusion that is not possible along the busy highway. Such are Horse Creek, East Fork, Double Cabin and Warm Springs campgrounds.
For those who enjoy hunting, this region offers numerous big games opportunities. All big game animas are found in the state with the exception of the Mountain Goat. Antelope, white tail and mule deer, elk, moose, bear and bighorn sheep all have their habitat in the surrounding mountains.
Spreading northwest and east of Dubois is an area rich in agatized wood, chalcedony limb cast and other agate. The Frontier Creek/Wiggins Fork area may be reached by car and is usually useable by July 4th, depending on the snow depth of the winter. Many rock-hounds camp in the area and search the creeks and hillsides.
Some of us, though tender elsewhere, are tough of foot and long on breath. If this is the case, there is no more suitable place than the mountains of the Wind River to don a pack and good stout boots for a hike along the many trails found in the area.