Trails Center to offer interpretive programs at Independence Rock

CASPER, Wyo. – In partnership with Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center will offer a series of interpretive programs at the Independence Rock State Historic Site throughout September and the first two weekends of October. 

Every Friday and Saturday, a Trails Center park ranger will be at Independence Rock from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to present short, formal programs about the cultural heritage of the site and its greater historical significance. The park ranger will hike the trails around Independence Rock after the program ends until 2 p.m. to answer questions from visitors and share information.  

“We are excited to revive this partnership with the BLM and potentially grow the program into a regular offering,” says Wyoming State Parks Superintendent Carlo Migliaccio. “Please come out and join us in learning about the fascinating history of Independence Rock and the people who traveled through here.” 

If you have questions about the program, please contact the Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park office at (307) 577-5150 or the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center at (307) 261-7700.

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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