Wapiti, Wyoming

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Wapiti
Unincorporated community
Wapiti is located in Wyoming
Wapiti
Wapiti
Location within the state of Wyoming
Wapiti is located in the US
Wapiti
Wapiti
Wapiti (the US)
Coordinates: 44°28′7″N 109°26′16″W / 44.46861°N 109.43778°W / 44.46861; -109.43778Coordinates: 44°28′7″N 109°26′16″W / 44.46861°N 109.43778°W / 44.46861; -109.43778
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Park
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 82450

Wapiti is an unincorporated community in Park County, Wyoming, United States. It is situated along the North Fork of the Shoshone River in Shoshone National Forest, between Cody and the eastern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The location is named after the Cree Indian word for elk. The name wapiti is also used exclusively for elk introduced to New Zealand and is thought of locally as a Maori word; however elk are introduced in New Zealand.

It is the location of the Wapiti Ranger Station, a U.S. National Historic Landmark.[1] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 82450.[2] Public education in the community of Wapiti is provided by Park County School District #6.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wapiti Ranger Station". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup