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Elko District Office
Release Date: 11/30/11
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. 2012-005

California Trail Center Weekend Openings

ELKO, Nev. – The California Trail Interpretive Center will open December 3 and 4 and 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Center will feature activities for kids including playing with toys from the Trail era, dressing up in pioneer clothing and learning Indian sign language. Everyone can see the current state of Trail Center exhibits and learn more about the Trail Center’s Grand Opening and the 9th annual California Trail Days taking place on June 2 and 3, 2011.

“With the short days of winter coming on, we thought it would be fun to open the Center for those who may not have had the chance to visit this summer,” said Park Ranger Gary Koy. In addition to the activities, the California Trail Gift Shop will be open which stocks Trail era children’s toys, clothing, commemorative items and hard to find books on California Trail history.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located eight miles west of Elko, at Hunter exit 292. The Trail Center is currently closed for exhibit installation, with the exception of these two weekends, but welcomes school field trips, group visits and community organizations for meetings and tours on a prearranged basis. Visit or go to our Facebook page at For more information, call 775-738-1849.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 11-30-2011