BLM temporarily closes Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will be temporarily closed beginning Oct. 14, 2019. The closure is in support of the wild horse gather operations in the “Fifteenmile” Herd Management Area in Worland.  

The gathered horses transported to the BLM Rock Springs facility will need time to acclimate and receive veterinary evaluation and care. The herd health checks will help accomplish a healthy herd environment for the horses. After acclimating to their new environment at the facility, the horses will be branded, vaccinated and wormed in preparation for adoption events in 2020.   During the closure, no public tours or adoptions will be conducted at the facility, however, the public viewing kiosk at the nearby overlook will remain open. This area allows a unique opportunity to observe all the wild horses on site. The corrals will reopen to the public in 2020 prior to the adoption events hosted there. Once scheduled, those dates will be published.  

To learn more about the BLM Wyoming Wild Horse and Burro adoption program and the Rock Springs holding facility, visit, or contact Kathi Fine at 307-352-0292.

For more information about BLM Wyoming, please visit 

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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