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South Pass Historic Mining Area, WY

Bureau of Land Management

South Pass Historic Mining Area

This 30-square-mile area was a focal point for the discovery of gold in 1842 and the resultant 1867 gold rush that settled this part of Wyoming. By 1868, about 1,500 people lived in the District towns ...[more]

Address

Lander Field Office
1335 Main Street
Lander, WY 82520
Phone:307-332-8400
Email:Lander_WYMail@blm.gov

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The site is located approx 25 miles south of Lander and 90 miles north of Rock Springs near the towns of Atlantic City and Pass City. This area is accessed from Hwy 28 via county roads 515 and 516.

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • PICNICKING PICNICKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
  • WINTER SPORTS WINTER SPORTS
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