203 A Yellowstone
Cody, WY 82414
- March to June
Visitors to the upper South Fork valley in the winter stand a good chance of observing bighorn sheep on their wintering grounds. This river is managed as a wild fishery with predominant emphasis on Yellowstone cutthroat (upper reaches). The lower reaches are an excellent brown trout fishery though access is limited due to private lands.
Map + Directions
The South Fork of the Shoshone River is located in northwest Wyoming and has it's headwaters near the continental divide in the Washakie wilderness. The lower 32 miles are accessed by driving the river corridor on State Highway 291 southwest out of Cody. This turns into Forest Road 479 upon entering the forest. The upper 25 miles can be reached by foot or horseback only. State Highway 291 is maintained year round.