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Elko District Office
Release Date: 09/17/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-069

California Trail Interpretive Center begins winter hours

ELKO, Nev. – The California Trail Interpretive Center begins its winter hours Sunday, Sept. 23. The Center will open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

“After school started and the days began to get shorter, our visitation has started to drop off a bit” said Park Ranger Gary Koy. “Some of our staff has gone back to school too. We made the decision to reduce hours, but it is important for us to remain open on weekends to make it easier for local residents to visit.”

The Center staff will primarily focus on working with school groups. In addition they will start providing some evening and weekend activities.

Since the grand opening of the Trail Center on June 2, 2012, the Center has hosted close to 10,000 visitors.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter exit 292. The Trail Center welcomes school and tour groups. Admission is free. Visit or or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

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: 04-14-2015