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Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we've got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks.

If making a splash is more your style, we've got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs . Once you're done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park. 

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Wyoming State Parks' Record Summer Continuing Into Fall


October 19, 2020



Despite the completion of what many consider the unofficial summer camping season, generally Memorial Day to Labor Day, this year the season has continued on with several Wyoming State Parks setting  visitation records through September.

Although September is generally considered a shoulder season for Wyoming’s State Parks, this year nearly 550,000 visitors camped, fished, hiked and biked during the month.

            Beginning in April and lasting through September  several Wyoming State Parks enjoyed visitation numbers ranging from 100 percent to 200+ percent above the five-year average. These numbers were seen despite all parks having been closed for camping from March 30 through May 15. However, many users still visited the parks for day-use activities such as boating, hiking and fishing.

            This increased visitation not only proved to be a major economic contributor to the state’s tourism industry, but a vitally important asset to the public’s physical and mental health.

            “We continue to be a great alternative. “Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resource Director Darin Westby said. “We offer an opportunity to get outdoors where people can easily social distance and enjoy time with family.”

            For the season, Curt Gowdy State Park saw a whopping increase of 231 percent over the five-year average with highs of 581 percent in March and 474 percent in April.

            Meanwhile, Boysen State Park’s visitation saw numbers 241 percent above the five-year average with Seminoe and Sinks Canyon state parks registering numbers 132 percent and 115 percent above the five-year average, respectively.

            So far for the year, Wyoming’s State Parks saw 4,878,765 visitors, more than a million more than last year’s record season of 3,117,039, an increase of 34 percent.

“We have seen phenomenal increases in visitation to our State Parks, and use of our motorized trails. Increased tourism and outdoor recreation are making a larger economic impact to Wyoming. Currently outdoor recreation accounts for 4.4% and $1.65 billion to the state’s GDP.  We see no reason we can’t double these numbers in the coming years.” states Westby. 

            Park officials expect the popularity of Wyoming’s State Parks and outdoor recreation as a whole to continue into the future. 

          “Our state is becoming more and more popular for outdoor recreation tourism. People are visiting in record numbers and will continue to do so,” states Chris Floyd of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office. “The outdoor recreation sector will continue to grow in Wyoming. We need to do it right and we can do it through proper planning. The key is to get them here, spread them throughout Wyoming, help them spend their dollars, insure they’re being good stewards of the land, and then let them go home.”


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Recreational Trails Program Funding Available in Wyoming


September 28, 2020


The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails Program, through the Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program (RTP), is offering funding for trail-related projects throughout the State of Wyoming.

Local, state, or federal agencies and qualifying private organizations that meet the requirements outlined in the program guidelines may apply.

For applications, guidelines, and deadlines, please visit https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/rtp-grant-information-trails or contact Louisa Lopez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 307-777-6491.

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Trail End State Historic Site to Host Vintage Car Show


September 25, 2020


Vintage Car Show

Saturday, October 3, 2020

1:00-4:00 pm

Trail End State Historic Site

400 Clarendon Avenue, Sheridan, Wyoming 


Trail End State Historic Site and the Trail End Guilds, Inc. will host a FREE vintage car show at the Kendrick Mansion on Saturday, October 3, from 1-4 p.m. 

Kendrick-Car-1933Spend the afternoon viewing autos made between the 1920s and the 1950s, as period music plays in the background. The cars will be parked in the driveway and visitors will be able to vote for their favorite one!

The mansion will also be open for self-guided tours during this time, and regular museum admission will apply: $4 per adult, $2 for Wyoming residents, and children 17 and under are always free but must be with a paid adult. 

The Kendrick Mansion is a 1913 historic house museum located at 400 Clarendon Avenue, Sheridan, on the grounds of Trail End State Historic Site. Trail End is a division of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources. 

For more information or directions, visit the website at www.trailend.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/trailend, or call 307-674-4589.

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