The popular Forest Service visitor center has opened thanks to collaboration with Albany County Tourism Board and Common Outdoor Ground.
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) June 8, 2023 — A partnership between Common Outdoor Ground (COG), Albany County Tourism Board, and the Laramie Ranger District has allowed the Centennial Visitor Center to open for the summer of 2023.
The Visitor Center is a USDA Forest Service building, located just west of Centennial, Wyo. along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway (Highway 130) and at the boundary of the Medicine Bow National Forest.
Hours of operation for the center will be Thursday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Visitor Center offers a wide variety of information services to the public, however, will not be selling any form of maps or forest product permits (i.e., fuel wood or Christmas tree permit). There will be a limited selection of souvenir items for sale.
While the center has been staffed to a level enough for opening, COG is asking for volunteers to work occasional shifts at the Visitor Center by signing up through their email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COG is a nonprofit, community organization providing volunteer support for sustainability of outdoor spaces in southeast Wyoming.
This will be the sixth year that COG has partnered with the Laramie Ranger District under a signed agreement. Although in the past the agreement has facilitated coordination of volunteers and resources, COG partnered with the Albany County Tourism Board to fund the Visitor Information Services positions for the summer of 2023.
The Albany County Tourism Board is responsible for promoting the area to visitors to support the local economies and communities of Albany County, Wyo.
Through the statewide lodging tax, the Wyoming Office of Tourism has been able to allocate Destination Development Funding to local lodging tax boards, including the Albany County Tourism Board, to in turn support and improve the local tourism infrastructure. Without their support, this project would not be possible.
More information about the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland can also be found on our website or social media channels: @FS_MBRTB on Twitter or @FSMBRTB on Facebook.