“After school started and the days began to get shorter, our visitation has started to drop off a bit” said Park Ranger Gary Koy. “Some of our staff has gone back to school too. We made the decision to reduce hours, but it is important for us to remain open on weekends to make it easier for local residents to visit.”
The Center staff will primarily focus on working with school groups. In addition, they will start providing some evening and weekend activities.
Since the grand opening of the Trail Center on June 2, 2012, the Center has hosted close to 10,000 visitors.
The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter exit 292. The Trail Center welcomes school and tour groups. Admission is free. Visit www.californiatrailcenter.org or www.blm.gov/cv5c or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.