Location Map – Lander Trail Historical Park. See below for more info.

Lander Trail Historical Park

This 100-acre park is located on the west bank of the New Fork River in western Wyoming, where tens of thousands of emigrants using the Lander Trail crossed in wagons and often camped, half-way on their long journey west. Today, nearly all major emigrant crossings now lie on developed private land.This park provides you a self guided opportunity for access to a river crossing that remains undeveloped and much like it looked when emigrants passed through here in the 1860s.

Know Before You Go 

  • Follow all park regulations
  • Open dusk to dawn during the summer and fall
  • 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, including pet waste
  • 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 . 
  • Follow the one-tenth mile ADA path to an overlook of the park, 10-15 minutes roundtrip
  • Picnic in the grass under cottonwood trees or in the picnic area.
  • 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
  • Bring insect repellent
  • Check yourself and pets for ticks after exploring the park


Spring, Summer, Fall

Contact Information

(307) 367-4101


Visit Website

1398 Paradise Road,
Pinedale, WY 82941