Powder River, Wyoming: Hell's Half Acre

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Address:
Hell's Half Acre Rd, Powder River, WY
Directions:
On the south side of US Hwy 20/26, either 5.5 miles west of the hamlet of Powder River, or 54.5 miles east of the 20/26 split in Shoshoni.
Admission:
Free
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Hell's Half Acre.

Hell's Half Acre

An alien planet landscape of ravines and rock spires, used as the "bug planet" Klendathu in the 1997 film Starship Troopers.

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Hell's Half Acre.

Hell's Half Acre

No buildings remain, but the gorge is still a stop -- or a park and nap in our case. The weird part is the chain link and barbed wire fence surrounding all of it.

[Lea, 09/21/2021]

Hell's Half Acre.

Hell's Half Acre

An interpretive sign at the site gives historical information about Hell's Half Acre. There is a paved pull-off, but the area around the fenced-in portion is uneven with several potholes. Sunset is a great time to visit.

[Jenny, 08/25/2019]
Hell's Half Acre

There is a gravel lot surrounded by a tall barbed wire fence. Only a small shack remains at the entrance to the lot. There is a sign at the entrance with details.

[Tntnbeccatravels, 07/31/2017]
Hell's Half Acre - Vague Recollections

It's too bad this place is closed and soon to be demolished. Several others and I worked there for the summer of 1970. It was a summer job and we had a good time way out there in no man's land. The only way to Casper was to catch a greyhound or drive. I am going to be taking a Wyo drive again. I worked in Yellowstone Park for a summer.

[Norma Young, 07/04/2010]

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