The Bridger-Teton National Forest will temporarily close La-
Barge Creek road to complete a culvert replacement later this month.
As part of a multi-year project to improve road infrastructure and stream passage
for native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the La Barge Creek drainage, culvert
replacement construction will occur on Little Clear Creek on the Kemmerer Ranger
District. This work will connect 2 miles of currently inaccessible spawning and
rearing habitat, as well as reduce the risk of future road failures.
A temporary road closure in the La Barge drainage will occur during the week
of Aug. 19. During this week, LaBarge Creek Road will close for one day, but will
not remain closed overnight.
Travelers in the La Barge headwaters should consider alternative routes, including
access over Sheep Pass via the Smiths Fork Road or access from the Tri-Basin
area along Greys River Road.