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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Release Date: 02/16/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

Trails Center Announces Change in Fees

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is announcing a slight change in its fee structure.

Most fees at the NHTIC will stay the same, however, the age for seniors will now be defined as age 62 and above for the daily fee. This change will allow for better alignment with other senior pass options.

Entrance fees, standard amenity recreation fees, and expanded amenity recreation fees for Federal lands are used not only to conserve our nation’s land, wildlife, waterways, and historical sites, but also to develop, maintain, and improve visitor services and recreation opportunities.

The NHTIC’s new fee structure is effective immediately. Prices are as follows:

  • Adults: $6
  • Seniors (62 plus): $5
  • Students (with valid I.D.): $4
  • Youth (15 & under): Free

The NHTIC will continue to honor all federal recreation passes. Passes are available for purchase at the NHTIC and the Casper BLM Field Office. The prices are as follows:

  • America the Beautiful Annual Pass: $80
  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass (must be a U.S. citizen, 62 plus): $10
  • America the Beautiful Access Pass: Free

Passes are valid for entry into BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Park Service facilities.

The NHTIC encourages visitors to take advantage of the new fee structure and tour the Center soon noted Director Mike Abel notes. “Children, bring your parents to the Center! Our fee structure is family friendly.”

“At its heart, the Center is an educational facility and we encourage children to learn with their parents and grandparents. It’s more fun and educational than the movies,” says student intern Kylie McCormick.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 02-16-2011