We Even Have Our Own Horror Movie

A 2001 horror movie, entitled Joy Ride, features the Lone Star Motel in Table Rock, Wyoming. Of course, the motel never existed at Table Rock, and the movie wasn’t shot anywhere near the village, but hey, we’re famous!

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About Dana

I spent 7 years at Table Rock with my wife, daughter and son. After transferring in from the Amarillo, Texas survey crew, I worked as a Plant Operator at Table Rock Processing Plant and later as a General Technician. Like most Table Rockers, life in Table Rock Village and working (and playing) in the Wyoming Red Desert had a great impact on the person I became. I now make my living as a freelance writer and I am working on a book about Table Rock and how it shaped the lives of the residents. I hope to share the stories of fellow Table Rockers as well as my own.


  1. mika

    Then where was the movie shot at? also what about the owl hotel in nebraska?

    • Dana

      Good question, Mika. This link will give you the shooting locations:

      As you can see, nothing was actually filmed in Wyoming. Battle Mountain, Nevada is listed as one of the shooting locations, and that’s where the Owl Motel is, so it’s possible that they actually used that motel. I believe there was a Lone Star Motel in Rawlins, Wyoming, but the Lone Star sign in the movie (and probably the motel where they shot) is in Wells, Nevada.

      By the way, Wikipedia made some changes, so I’ve updated the links in the original post to take you to the correct page for the movie.

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