The Iowa State University Carl F. Vondra Geology Field Station is located along U.S. Highway 14, two miles east of Shell, Wyoming, on the western flank of the Big Horn Mountains.
The campus has recently undergone an extensive renovation. There is a main building that includes a kitchen, dining room/classroom, and staff quarters. Students are housed in two dormitory buildings with a total of 12 rooms. Each room includes two sets of bunk beds. Drawers and closets are present for storage of clothes and other personal items. Each room also includes a sink, shower, and toilet. The shower and toilet are each enclosed within their own separate space. A fourth building holds an additional classroom on one side and a laundry on the other.