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Jakey’s Fork Homestead is rich with history, serenity, and western hospitality.  It has been the ideal retreat for many looking to unplug, and explore the beautiful surroundings of the Upper Wind River Valley. Whether it’s hiking trails or hammocks, fishing or campfires that you seek, you’ll find it at Jakey’s Fork.


downtown DUBOIS, WYOMING: The town of Dubois (population 1500) is three miles from Jakey’s Fork Homestead. With a few  restaurants, bars, a grocery store, and small shops, Dubois turns into a bustling summer community. From square  dancing to rodeos, you’ll find Dubois is an authentic western town.





 PETROGLYPHS: A few miles up the road from Jakey’s Fork, you can visit petroglyphs from the Native Americans that  inhabited the area years ago. Some require a few minutes hike, while others are right next to the road. To better  understand the history of the area, a visit to the Dubois Museum will provide a wealth of information and exhibits.




: The lakes and streams around Dubois provide opportunities to catch Brook, Brown, and Rainbow  Trout. In fact, you can fish right off the porch of the Bunkhouse Cabin! You can find gear and information at Wind River  Gear or Marlow’s Fly Shop. If you’re looking for someone to show you around, we know some talented guide, too!




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: Perhaps our favorite thing to do is explore the gorgeous wild spaces around Dubois. Jakey’s Fork is located  just down the road from one of the best trailheads to the Wind River Mountain Range for backpackers and big day  hikers. Nearby Togwotee Pass offers great day hikes to high mountain lakes and stunning vistas.




 NATIONAL BIG HORN SHEEP CENTER: We are privileged to have the largest wintering herd of Rocky Mountain  Bighorn Sheep in the world right out our back door! Our Interpretive Center features dioramas with full-scale taxidermy  mounts that recreate the bighorns habitat, interactive exhibits about wildlife management and special adaptations of  wild sheep, and wildlife films the whole family will enjoy.



horses ART & EVENTS:
Dubois draws artists and photographers from around the country for a number of workshops and  events, including the National Geographic First Light Photography Series, the Susan K. Black Workshop, and  many national advertising campaign commercials and videos. Check out the James Blunt Bonfire Heart video below  for a sense of this special area: