Whitegrass Dude Ranch

Saving America's Historic Sites

White Grass Dude Ranch

  • Constructed: 1913
  • Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Homesteaded in 1913, White Grass operated as a dude ranch from 1919 until 1985 when it was acquired by the National Park Service as part of Grand Teton National Park.The 13 buildings on approximately 30 acres were deteriorating due to abandonment and deferred maintenance until a public-private partnership between the National Trust and National Park Service pledged to rehabilitate White Grass as part of the Western Center for Historic Preservation. The Western Center will teach National Park Service employees and volunteers traditional building crafts to help them preserve log architecture in national parks in the West.

The log buildings at White Grass are among more than 27,000 historic properties nationwide that the National Park Service lacks either the funds or the staff to adequately protect and maintain.

Campaign Goals

  • Raise $950,000 in private donations to match federal dollars for the rehabilitation of five of the most significant cabins on the ranch.


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