Meeteetse, WY

Experience the West

 

 

Welcome to Meeteetse

Come enjoy our hospitality and meet Meeteetse, Wyoming! Where outlaws rode and cattle barons ruled the land. Where wooden boardwalks, hitching rails and water troughs still line the streets. Where the rugged Absaroka Mountains meet the Wyoming Bad Lands. Wyoming’s best kept secret! Some of the best fishing, hunting, sight seeing and wildlife viewing available anywhere! Make Meeteetse your base camp and plan on visiting Cody, the Irma Hotel, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Yellowstone National Park. Cody is 30 miles, Thermopolis is 52 miles and boasts the world’s largest hot springs and Wyoming Dinosaur Center. We are only 80 miles to the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Meeteetse can be the restful base camp for your stay in Wyoming. And remember, watch for wildlife, especially deer as you travel in the Meeteetse area.

Transportation

Meeteetse has a small bus service going into Cody once a week (depending on interest), on Thursdays. Call the Meeteetse Rec. Center at 307.868.2603 or their website for information. Meeteetse has no train connections.

Yellowstone Regional Airport is 32 miles away in Cody and features daily flights with several major carriers with service to Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT. There are also rental car agencies at the airport.

2020 Ice Fishing Derby Results!

Tagged Fish Contest

Thanks to our sponsors who pledged generously to the Tagged Fish Contest!

Sponsor Pledges
  • Vision Quest Motel & RV Park
  • Wea Market of Meeteetse
  • Stealth Point Kennels
  • Cowboy Bar
  • Busy B’s Auto
  • DD Cafe
  • Elkhorn Bar & Grill
  • Oasis Motel & RV Park
  • Yoderbuilt Enterprises
  • Big Horn Federal Savings Bank
  • Tanager Beverages LLC
  • 1st Bank of Wyoming
  • Meeteetse Chocolatier
  • G & L Water
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Rolling on the River Ranch
  • Buckstitch Canvas
  • 307 Real Estate
  • Wyoming Outdoorsmen
  • Wood River Ranch
  • ACE Hardware of Cody

Thanks to all our generous donors!

ACE HARDWARE
WYOMING OUTDOORSMEN
“THE OUTDOORSMAN” WORLAND, WY
REESE AND RAY’S LIQUOR STORE
THERMOPOLIS LIQUORS
MEETEETSE VISITORS CENTER
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPORTS
YODERBUILT ENTERPRISES
MR. D’S GROCERY AND LIQUOR
BOMGAARS
POWELL TRIBUNE
THERMOPOLIS HARDWARE
WAYNES BOOTS
307 REAL ESTATE
HARLEY DAVIDSON
BUFFALO BILL EMPORIUM
LIBATIONS
BUCKSTITCH CANVAS
COWBOY BAR
4 BEARS B&B
BIG HORN DESIGN STUDIO
DENNY MENHOLT CHEVROLET
THE CUTTING ROOM
WILD WEST EMPORIUM
MEETEETSE MUSEUMS
COWTOWN CANDY
WYOMING WHISKEY
MURDOCHS OF POWELL
MILLSTONE
DRY CREEK COUNTRY STORE
BURLINGTON PLACE
WHITE HORSE COUNTRY STORE
BANK OF THE WEST 
SOUTH FORK FLIES
ANTLER RANCH
WALMART
APPALOOSA
NORTHWEST TRADING POST
BACK ALLEY BOUTIQUE
POWELL DRUG
VISION WEST
BIG HORN DESIGN STUDIO (POWELL)
SUPER BOWL
BREWGARDS
MEETEETSE RECREATION DISTRICT
JANET GRIFFITH
TANAGER
ART SAND AND STEEL
COWTOWN CANDY
ALBERTSONS

We’ve got a boatload (actually, several sleds full) of prizes donated by our sponsors!

Results by Team Number

Place Team # Captain Grand Total
1 65 AUSTIN TRIPLETT 119.000
2 17 COREY GUTHRIE 117.250
3 24 SAM KORHEL 115.125
4 7 RYAN VINCENT 113.875
5 103 JEREMIAH FAUVER 113.125
6 3 SCOTT SOLIDAY 112.875
7 22 KYLE FRANZEN 112.875
8 71 KEVIN KINCHELOE 112.000
9 64 CHRISTOPHER WALLACE 111.875
10 73 BARY EBRIGHT 110.750
11 87 ROD WITTKOP 110.125
12 70 THOMAS TOLMAN 110.000
13 107 GREG HYDER 109.875
14 61 BELINDA STOREIM 109.000
15 19 PATRICK FRIEDLY 108.750
16 75 SHANE KLUESNER 108.500
17 14 JAKE LAKESLEY 108.125
18 49 TYSON VOLMER 107.000
19 4 MARCUS ALLISON 106.875
20 34 PHIL WALLACE 106.875
21 109 LEE ALLEN 106.750
22 5 JUSTIN ROSE 106.500
23 86 DEAN SELL 106.250
24 111 DESIREE SHORT 106.125
25 29 PAYTON BROWN 106.000
26 54 HUNTER WAGNER 105.750
27 8 RYAN LIPP 105.625
28 79 WES WILKERSON 105.375
29 110 DALE QUERY 105.375
30 67 TERRY MARI 104.876
31 28 BO ALLEN 104.875
32 101 RICK VERT 104.250
33 26 MARK BUHLER 103.375
34 90 DAVID FARROW 102.625
35 36 CHRIS FRIEDLY 102.000
36 62 MIKE SALDANA 101.750
37 108 MEL SELL 101.750
38 23 PETE ALLEN 101.625
39 78 JOSEPH RICHARDSON 101.500
40 76 FRANK KLUESNER 101.250
41 52 TIM DOWNER 101.125
42 74 JERRY KISER 101.125
43 37 RYAN FRIEDLY 99.875
44 46 RICHARD FLORES 99.750
45 100 CHRISTOPHER LOPEZ 99.750
46 102 DERIK HENDERSON 99.750
47 41 BILL PHILLIPS 99.500
48 2 LUCAS EDWARDS 99.125
49 60 CORY KREBES 98.875
50 15 BRANDON BROWN 98.500
51 105 ZACK COOK 98.125
52 20 NORM WESOLOWSKI 97.875
53 91 JIM SH 97.375
54 113 DAVID HATCH 95.750
55 112 MICKEY SCHOEMAKER 93.250
56 47 MIKE HIXSON 92.625
57 66 DALLAS BENNET 80.250
58 1 LARRY HANNAN 78.375
59 95 JERRY PAYNE 69.750
60 33 CLAY SALDANA 67.625
61 114 DUSTIN DAVIS 64.250
62 89 SCOTT REINKE 52.125
63 69 TIM HOWELL 50.500
64 97 KASSI WESOLOWSKI 48.625
65 40 KEVIN CHRISTIANSON 48.500
66 43 DARRIN STEPHENSON 48.250
67 93 LAYKE FRIEDLY 48.000
68 12 JAMIE FRITZ 47.875
69 77 KELLY BURR 47.625
70 9 GREG ESSERT 47.500
71 13 LORI FOSTER 47.250
72 42 LARRY MAYLAND 47.250
73 16 SETH WHITE 46.875
74 25 DON ADAMS 46.750
75 63 MATT LARSON 46.625
76 35 DUSTIN TURBYFILL 46.375
77 68 JACE NORDEEN 46.250
78 55 WILLIAM HENDRICKS 46.000
79 92 JASON BROWN 45.875
80 80 DANIEL TURGEON 45.750
81 18 KALE NEWKIRK 45.625
82 32 MARK SALDANA 45.375
83 72 SAWYER COGGINS 45.000
84 53 JOSH DOWNER 44.625
85 85 SHANE VERTZ 44.500
86 94 PETER SCHNEIDER 44.500
87 21 BRAYN AND 43.875
88 57 HEATH OETKEN 43.500
89 81 RAY GULLION 43.500
90 83 MIKE ASHCRAFT 43.500
91 56 DEVON COCKRELL 43.250
92 11 CALE ELLISON 42.750
93 6 DAVID JOHNSON 42.375
94 88 RORY NOBLE 30.250
95 31 TREVOR BIRDSLEY 28.125
96 84 JON JENSEN 27.750
97 82 BOB VIGIL 26.625
98 30 CORY HODGE 15.625
99 44 TONY ANSON 15.000
100 10 TED OLSEN 0.000
101 27 TRAVIS SCHRINER 0.000
102 38 LOGAN GARSTAD 0.000
103 39 HAYDEN LEGERSKI 0.000
104 45 CADEN WELLING 0.000
105 48 SCOTT BOSE 0.000
106 50 “GENE” ROBERT JENSEN 0.000
107 51 JOHN R. BROWN 0.000
108 58 PAUL KONDELIS 0.000
109 59 BRANDON TILMAN 0.000
110 96 TY DAVIS 0.000
111 98 DARRYL THOMAS 0.000
112 99 FRANK BALDWIN 0.000
113 104 KAREN SCHUMACHER 0.000
114 106 BRIAN DISCUD 0.000

Check the Events Calendar (see the Menu at the top of the page) for upcoming events. You can also go to the News and Information page for  event notifications in the Community Bulletin.

WILDLIFE

 

Where the Deer and Antelope Play

Sightseeing and photo opportunities are plentiful south of Meeteetse on Highway 290, the Pitchfork Road. Look for wildlife like mule deer, elk and antelope or enjoy the Wyoming sky and majestic mountain ranges. Drive up the Wood River or journey to Sunshine Reservoir while passing some of Wyoming’s most famous historical ranches. Consult a map for directions.

EXPLORE

 

Kirwin Mine and Ghost Town

Gold was discovered at Kirwin, high on the Wood River in 1885. By 1894, the Shoshone River Mining Co. formed and the first ore was shipped from Kirwin by mule in 1897. Kirwin became well established, with 200 people and 38 buildings, including boarding houses, a hotel, a sawmill, a post office, stores and houses, but no cemetery, saloons or brothels.

HISTORY

 

The Town of Meeteetse

It’s difficult to find a more authentic western town in Wyoming than Meeteetse. From a history rich in colorful stories of outlaws like Butch Cassidy, to historical cattle ranches and a downtown that still features wooden boardwalks, Meeteetse gives the visitor a glimpse of how the West used to be.

 

AMELIA EARHART

 

Kirwin’s Famous Pilot

In the early 1930’s, Carl Dunrud purchased the Kirwin area and the lands around it. Six and a half miles below Kirwin he built the Double D Dude Ranch. Among his first guests were Amelia Earhart and her husband, George Putnam. Later, Earhart asked Dunrud to build a cabin for her, where she planned to come after her flight around the world.

ICE FISHING

 

Annual Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby

While fishing is always good, the best ice fishing in Northwest Wyoming can be found here. This local event is held annually and draws entries from all over Wyoming and beyond. Contestant teams compete for prizes and bragging rights while ice-fishing for trout in the Upper Sunshine Reservoir.

 

Meeteetse Visitor Center

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday & Monday
Closed

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