The Ranger Stations is a term used to describe a specific base of operation used by United States Forest Service
The Ranger Stations were used in order to administer and maintain the national forests and grasslands of The United States of America.
At least three Ranger Stations appear in Fear the Walking Dead, either directly or indirectly.
- The Ranger Station on Catrina Island and operated by George Geary.
- The Ranger Station at Shuteye Peak, mentioned in Fear the Walking Dead: Radio Waves by the Ranger stationed there.
- The Ranger Station in Montana. (Mentioned by George Geary).
Each serves a different function in the Fear universe. The Ranger Station on Catrina Island serves as a respite center for Madison Clark and her group, as well as a refuge for George Geary and his family.
The Ranger Station in Montana, as mentioned by George Geary, does not appear but serves as an indicator of how fast the infection is progressing, since it has stopped broadcasting due to been overrun.
The Ranger Station at Shuteye Peak is mentioned in a broadcast by the Ranger stationed there. Its existence is threatened by the rampant forest fires that were caused by Operation Cobalt, and it serves as as an indicator of how hastily planned out some aspects of Operation Cobalt were and the catastrophic ecological outcome of this plan.
The current state of the Ranger Stations is unknown. At las sighting, the Ranger Station on Catrina Island was still housing the surviving members of the Geary family, but a large host of walkers was only a few miles away.