• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

    California

    National Historic Trail CA,CO,ID,KS,MO,NE,NV,OR,UT,WY

Our Partners

The National Park Service works with federal agencies, state and local governments, organizations, tribes, and private individuals as partners to administer the California National Historic Trail. These partners help provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the significance of the trail, and assist in our efforts to protect and preserve trail resources, historic view shed, and the trail landscape.

Oregon-California Trails Association
PO Box 1019
Independence, MO 64051-0519
816-252-2276

The National Oregon/California Trail Center
P.O. Box 323
320 North 4th Street
Montpelier, ID 83254
208-847-3800

National Frontier Trails Center
318 West Pacific
Independence, MO 64050
816-325-7575

Bureau of Land Management
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
1501 North Poplar Street
Casper, WY 82601
307-261-7700

Did You Know?

Donner Springs and Pilot Peak in the west desert of Utah.

This spring provided the first source of fresh water for emigrant wagon trains after traveling the long hard, waterless drive across nearly 100 miles of Utah Desert. It is named in honor of the ill-fated Donner-Reed party which stopped at the springs on their way to California in the fall of 1846. More...