Happy Holidays from the Wind River Visitors Council!

    Holiday Spirit can be found all over Wind River Country. From Dubois DeLights to the 17th Annual Festival of Trees in Riverton, to Light Up Lander, Fremont County is celebrating the season. A drive, walk or bike ride along most streets provides views of colorful lights, holiday decorations, and charming Christmas trees. The Wind River Visitors Council (WRVC) would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

    Following are some of WRVC’s current projects.

    Welcome Back Videos


    These new videos feature Dubois, Lander, Riverton, Shoshoni, and South Pass City. We also have a general video featuring all of Wind River Country. These videos will be on the WRVC’s Destinations pages in the next few days, (The general video will be found on the Home page,

    The New Fly Fisher Television Show

    This project includes the video production and output of one episode of The New Fly Fisher profiling Boysen Reservoir, the first two miles of Wind River Canyon, Lander Fly Shop, the C&E Hunt Club, and some additional rivers. The completed episode will be broadcast on World Fishing Network and other networks, such as public television and YouTube. The episode will go into a repeat cycle on all networks throughout 2022 and 2023.

    Ice Fishing


    In addition to being a wonderful summer destination, Boysen Reservoir was also named one of The Best U.S. Ice Fishing Destinations for 2022.

    BearSaver Containers

    The WRVC is working with Sinks Canyon State Park to put in BearSaver containers. These bear-proof containers will be used for trash and recycling throughout the Canyon and will help to support the Wyoming Office of Tourism’s WY Responsibly campaign.


    Bike Racks

    The WRVC is working with the Riverton Chamber of Commerce to put bike racks throughout Riverton. This is also a project that helps to support the Wyoming Office of Tourism’s WY Responsibly campaign.

    Continental Divide Trail


    The WRVC has partnered with the University of Wyoming and Wind River Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (WRORC) to try to get Dubois and Lander recognized as Gateway Communities for the Continental Divide Trail. This will be a senior project in the Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management degree program at the University of Wyoming and will take place in spring 2022.


    The WRVC continues to work with the Journal of Lost Time and has a fun county-wide project in the works. Stay tuned for more information…

    Temporary Jackson Hole Airport Closure

    From April 11 to June 27, 2022, the Jackson Hole Airport will be closed as work is done on its runway. Central Wyoming Regional Airport, located in Riverton, provides daily service to Denver through United. The drive over Togwotee Pass is spectacular, so if you’re heading to Jackson, we hope that you’ll consider flying into Riverton. We also hope that you’ll linger a bit and discover some of Wind River Country’s many treasures.


    Do you have events that you’d like posted to the Wind River Visitors Council’s website, which automatically posts to the Wyoming Office of Tourism website and County 10? Please send any and all 2021 and 2022 events, packages, news, etc. to Melanie Hoefle (the Wind River Visitors Council’s Community Engagement Manager) at [email protected]. Melanie is always thrilled to start advertising events months in advance, so please help to make Melanie’s Holidays special by sending her events early. She can also get you Wind River Visitors Council vacation guides, driving tours, Continental Divide Trail information, the Wyoming and Utah Pioneer Trails Auto Tour brochure, and/or an audio tour of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

    Once again, the Wind River Visitors Council Board of Directors and Staff would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday season. Thanks for a great year!

    Helen Wilson
    Executive Director, WRVC

    The Wind River Visitors Council’s mission is to stimulate tourism by increasing awareness of and encouraging visitation to, the unique destinations, activities, and events in Wind River Country.


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