The Wright Place for Rural Living
Located in the southern half of Campbell County, on the Thunder Basin National Grasslands and in the heart of the coal rich Powder River Basin, is the town of Wright. Home to approximately 2,000 people, Wright was created in the late 1970s after the coal industry expanded and families began to settle in the area.
Wright’s economy is spurred by agriculture, oil, gas and coal. The town is close to Black Thunder Coal Mine, the largest mine in the basin and most productive mine in the United States, and the North Antelope Rochelle Mine. Wright features a host of small businesses, five churches, a library, a fire department, and more. Home of the Panthers, Wright includes two schools, Cottonwood Elementary and Wright Junior/Senior High.
The town keeps active with numerous community events, parks, the Haycreek Golf Course, and a recreation center. The Wright Days celebration, an annual four-day event held each June, includes a demolition derby, movie in the park, mud volleyball and other activities. Panther Pond, which is well stocked with trout, crappie, catfish and bass, has a walking path around its perimeter where antelope, deer, and Canadian geese can be seen. The recreation center provides a range of youth programs and is equipped with a four-lane swimming pool, fitness areas, racquetball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and more.
Located just a few miles north of Wright is the nearly 110-year-old Durham Ranch, which stretches across 55,000 acres. The ranch is home to one of the largest bison operations in North America. It’s not uncommon for drivers to see herds of buffalo wandering much like they did a century ago. For more information, visit www.wrightwyoming.com.
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