Wind River country offering more than just a pretty view this month

Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 7:01 PM CDT
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Wake up and smell the pine trees, Fremont County is offering a wide variety of outdoor vacation spots this month!

Tourism has been impacted recently much like many other industries, but this county is showing us there are many ways to still get out safely this August, and enjoy the fresh air.

Wind River Visitors Council Executive Director Shawn Buckley noted, “Welcoming guests from out of state, encouraging the safety aspects of our natural amenities and our organic environment here in Wyoming, specifically here in Wind River.”

The Wind River Visitors Council has worked closely with the state of Wyoming Office of Tourism to let visitors know we have many opportunities for natural distancing here, all while enjoying the freedoms that Wyomingites hold dear.

Buckley added the Visitors Council’s goals are to, ”Put our visitors at ease. We are taking the precautions that they’re used to, but we’re also affording them the freedom that maybe they’re not. And that’s what the Wind River country offers as far as a vacation escape.”

Fremont County offers families many outdoor recreation activities in several towns, each bringing its own unique attractions.

“It brings a degree of normalcy back into people’s lives, especially in metro markets,” mentioned Buckley.

A Lander outdoor event, the Jurassic Classic Mountain Biking Festival will be held August 20-23rd.

“We look forward to visitors and guests coming in from all over the country, enjoying Lander, our terrain, our weather, and really celebrating the Mountain biking culture that we have here in Wind River Country,” emphasized Buckley.

For a full list of events happening in Fremont County in August, visit, and be sure to call event coordinators before attending to ensure there haven’t been any cancellations.

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