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The Park is open year-

round. Daylight hour use

only.  Walk-in access. 

Visitors welcome to go off

trail and explore through

the park.

In the winter months, the

parking lot is closed off to

protect the parking lot

surface. Walk-in foot traffic

welcome when the parking

lot is closed. There is

parking space near the

entrance gate for a couple

of vehicles during the


Fishing permitted.  No camping. No hunting.  No metal detecting.   No motorized vehicles past park gates without permission. Dogs permitted and do not have to be on leash, but please keep control of your pet.



Volunteers are always welcome! Please contact us for ways you can become involved with activities at the Park.  We have many groups that come to visit and we welcome anyone who would like to become an interpreter guide to help with group tours. We always welcome financial donations to help with maintenance, purchasing signs, and the creation of 3-D interpretive displays and experiences. Please contact us for more information.

Step back in time . . .

Experience the unchanged natural setting where

tens of thousands of emigrants crossed the

New Fork River and camped in the 1860s.

There are three main goals for this historical property and Park:   1.    Permanently preserve and maintain the historic setting of the site. 2.    Develop a destination emigrant trail interpretive site for the public. 3.    Archaeologically explore and learn from a major emigrant camp site. Visitors can enjoy the Park to better understand its historical significance, or just come and enjoy the beautiful setting which appears to be an oasis of river and trees surrounded by miles of dry high desert plains.
Know Before You Go Follow all park regulations. The park is open dusk to dawn during the summer. No overnight camping, campfires, digging, or hunting. No motorized vehicles or bicycles on trails except for electric wheelchairs to the overlook. Pack it in. Pack it out. Please leave the park clean for the next visitor. Do not trespass on adjacent private property. A pit toilet is available at the BLM campground. Suggested Activities Walk the self-guiding, rustic .8-mile trail to experience an emigrant setting. Seven interpretive signs talk about their experiences here. Appx. 45 minutes roundtrip. Follow the one-tenth mile ADA path to an overlook of the park. 10-15 minutes roundtrip. Enjoy a picnic at the tables in the picnic areas or in the grass under cottonwood trees. Please pack out any litter. Enjoy 1/2 mile of New Fork River access for fishing, swimming, or playing with your dog. Look for wildlife including moose, deer, raptors, and song birds. Have a Safe and Enjoyable Visit Swim at your own risk. Use caution during high water. Fishing requires a Wyoming State License. Do not approach or feed wildlife. Do not allow pets to chase wildlife. Moose are dangerous; give them plenty of room. Mosquitoes can be thick at times, especially during late June and early July. Mosquito repellant recommended. Check yourself and pets for ticks after exploring the park. Ticks may transmit diseases to you and your pets. Fishermen are welcome to bank fish, and drift boats are welcome to pull up onto the sandbars and come into the Park. All Wyoming fishing regulations apply. Please use extreme caution, especially with children around the water at all times. The river can be extremely deep, fast-flowing and dangerous in the spring during high run-off and we do not recommend going into the water at that time. Restrooms are located at the BLM Day Use Area just south of the New Fork Park, which is accessible from the river put-in access point. Wildlife can be frequently seen in the Park. Large animals including deer, moose and antelope pass through. Wildlife, especially moose, can move extremely fast and can be very dangerous. Please keep your distance and do not approach them. Keep your children and pets under control and don’t let dogs chase the wildlife. Smaller animals can also be found in the Park, including fox, coyotes, badgers, skunk and porcupine. These should all be enjoyed and viewed from a distance. The Park is a haven for many species of birds including raptors and songbirds. Bald and Golden eagles soar the skies above. Swans and sandhill cranes can be found near the water’s edge. Big horn owls nest in cavities in the cottonwood trees. No hunting is allowed, but you are very welcome to bring your tripod, camera or video equipment and enjoy!
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Lander Trail

New Fork River Crossing

Historical Park
Sublette County Historical Society, 307-367-4101, PO Box 909, Pinedale, Wyoming, 82941