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Tongue River Tie Flume remnants

Tongue River Tie Flume remnants

Though they are gradually disappearing as time passes, some pieces of the tie flume and old stacks of ties remain on public land in the Bighorn National Forest in northern Wyoming.

Some flume remnants are visible from Forest Service trail #424, the Copper Creek Trail.

Follow U.S. 14 south from Burgess Junction nearly five miles. Turn left—east—onto Forest Service Road 26. Travel about three miles, past the Tie Flume Campground, cross the South Fork of the Tongue River on a bridge. The trailhead is on the east side of the river. It’s an easy walking trail and runs along the river about two miles, crossing Copper Creek along the way. Watch for remnants of the tie flume.

For information on other spots to view flume remnants, call
the U.S. Forest Service office in Sheridan at 307-674-2600 or visit the office at 2013 Eastside 2nd Street
Sheridan, Wyo. 82801.