NRHP Reference # 66000759
|Architect W.H. Pierce|
Designated NHL May 23, 1963
Added to NRHP 15 October 1966
|Location Wapiti, Wyoming, United States|
Similar Norris - Madison - and Fishi, United States Post Office, Pioneer School, Absaroka Mountain Lodge, Elephant Head Lodge
Wapiti Ranger Station is the oldest United States Forest Service ranger station in the United States. The station is located in Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming, and has been used continuously since it was built in 1903. The station was the first forest service ranger station built with federal funding. Constructed with native forest timber, the structure is maintained regularly, with some recent improvements – such as replacing some rotting timber – implemented in 2005.
On May 23, 1963, Wapiti Ranger Station was designated as a National Historic Landmark, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.
The station is 30 miles (48 km) west of Cody, Wyoming on U.S. Route 14/16/20, between Cody and the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
A location called Wapiti Station is featured in the 2016 game Firewatch, which is set in the Shoshone National Forest. However, its depiction and location within the forest do not resemble Wapiti Ranger Station.