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Self-Guided Interpretive Trail - FORT PHIL KEARNY HISTORIC SITE

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Self-Guided Interpretive Trail - FORT PHIL KEARNY


Three main interpretive trails: Fort Phil Kearny – mostly flat, wide, pea gravel trail acceptable for use by most large-wheeled strollers. Fetterman Battlefield – 1.5 miles round-trip, rolling hills, single-track trail. Wagon Box- very short paved walking path in teardrop shape – pit toilets and picnic shelter available at Wagon Box.

More Information:

  • Always bring water, proper footwear, and proper outer wear.  Weather changes rapidly and dramatically in Wyoming.  Fetterman Battlefield users are warned to watch the trail ahead of them, and stay on the path – rattlesnakes are plentiful at that site, especially in August.  


  • I-90 Exit 44, West off Interstate, 3 miles to Right Turn to Fetterman Battlefield
  • I-90 Exit 44 West off Interstate 3 miles to Left Turn to Fort Phil Kearny
  • I-90 Exit 44 West off Interstate 6 miles to Story, WY, Left on Fish Hatchery Road in Story, WY, then Left onto Wagon Box Road, .5 miles on Wagon Box Road then Left into Interpretive Area (past a private residence).
  • Summer/Fall – Deep snow will impede trails.  Wagon Box Area closed in Winter/Early Spring
  • Day use fees apply at Fort Phil Kearny – Wagon Box and Fetterman Battlefield are not ticketed areas

Site Status


COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 








 Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site
 528 Wagon Box Rd
 Banner, WY 82832

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