A number of agencies and private land owners manage the historic trails in Wyoming.  The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources, Wyoming State Land Board, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and many private land owners manage lands with trail traces and associated sites.  The National Park Service, Long Distance Trails Office has developed a comprehensive plan for managing the trails on a national level. They work with private groups, land owners and other federal agencies to mark and protect the trail.  The resources in Wyoming are some of the best preserved remains in the United States.  Visitors should check the accessibility and land ownership of trail resources before attempting to access sites along the trail.  Several private organizations are devoted to the preservation and interpretation of the trail. One such group is the The Oregon California Trails Association and has local chapters in each state. Contact your local group to see how you can be involved in the preservation and history of the trails.

Management of Trails:


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Below are several links to organizations who manage and interpret the trail for the public.  This list is not all inclusive.  If you would like to add a link to this location, please submit the web address to mary.hopkins@wyo.gov.


Oregon California Trails Association