Encampments

Covered wagons, hand carts, and tents depict a typical pioneer encampment. Contrasted with this is the traditional Shoshone village. Learn about each as you explore the encampments.

The Wagon Encampment, complete with three full-size replica wagons, tents, and handcarts, depicts the pioneer encampments that were commonplace as emigrants traveled along the California Trail.

A traditional Shoshone Summer Camp features several shade houses (boho bahknee) made of willow and sagebrush. These structures were built by local Western Shoshone youth.

These encampments can be viewed and explored year round. During the annual California Trail Days celebration, the encampments come to life with demonstrations and reenactments.