Wyoming's Wind River Country

Celebrate Wyoming Public Lands Day Sept. 28th in Wind River Country!

More than half of Fremont County’s 5.9 million acres are public lands. People who live here love being so close to open spaces and wild places. And this great natural resource is a key reason why people come here to visit.

Each year in Wind River Country/Fremont County, visitors to Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service and State Parks total about 1.5 million user days; and when they come to town they are buying hotel nights, meals, gas, clothing, fishing gear and more. In 2018, visitors supported our local economies to the tune of more than $136 million in total spending and $6.9 million in taxes.

On Saturday, September 28th, Wind River Country and the entire state will celebrate the first-ever Wyoming Public Lands Day:a tribute to the importance of public lands in the state.  It’s a great opportunity to get out there and enjoy our fantastic parks and forests before the snow flies, and perhaps give a little back.

In addition to free admission at all National Parks and Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites, a variety of other free events and volunteer opportunities are planned for Wyoming Public Lands Day. Here in Wind River Country they include:

What: Run the Red Trail Runs — Half Marathon, 45K, and 120K

When: September 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: South Pass City

Host: Wyoming Wilderness Association and National Outdoor Leadership School

Contact: Gabe Joyes at



What: Sinks Canyon Clean Up

When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Sinks Canyon State Park — Lander

Host: U.S. Forest Service, Shoshone National Forest 

Details: Volunteers are needed to pick up trash in the park, along the trails, and in the campground. The person who picks up the most trash will receive a prize. There will also be an interpretive program on trail ethics and key recreation resources in the park. This event is free, family friendly, and all are encouraged to join.


What: Washakie Work Day

When: September 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Shoshone National Forest Washakie District Ranger Station — Lander

Host: U.S. Forest Service, Shoshone National Forest 

Details: The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is hosting a National Public Lands Day event in honor of the Nation’s first National Forest! The event will feature two volunteer stewardship projects including rehabilitation of a popular trail and repair of a boundary fence to protect recently restored aspen stands from over grazing.

Contact: Joe Flower at

We invite you to get out there and enjoy the reason why so many people come to visit Fremont County: our amazing public spaces!

About Wyoming’s Wind River Country/Fremont County

Go beyond Yellowstone to Wyoming’s Wind River Country. This is authentic Wyoming, where the landscape and lifestyle provide room to breathe. Access world-class playgrounds for fishing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, hiking, and much more. Open the doors to the past on South Pass, the gateway to the West. Uncover an art scene that will surprise and inspire you; and learn about Native American culture on the only Indian Reservation in the Cowboy State. Find more inspiration at


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