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Finding your perfect vacation spot has never been easier!

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 has 28 state historic sites.
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Wyoming has over 640 miles of ORV trails and 2,585 snowmobile trails managed by a variety of agencies.
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"I have the distinction of being one of a handful of people who has been to every Wyoming State Park and Historic site. Maybe the only one who has done it during one month! These are among the best kept secrets in the United States." -- Alan O'Hashi (Facebook Review)

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Wyoming Naturalist Program Launched, will meet at Boysen State Park in May

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Wyoming Naturalist Program Launched, will meet at Boysen State Park in May

For those with a hankering to learn more about the great outdoors and garner the title of Certified Wyoming Master Naturalist, the opportunity has arrived. With the launch of Wyoming’s Master Naturalist Program, the state joins many others in hosting a program that trains participants to be environmental stewards and to teach that stewardship to others.

The Wyoming Naturalist Program is coordinated by a committee of state agencies and non-profits that includes Audubon Rockies, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming State Parks, the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute, and University of Wyoming Extension. The training will include lessons in biodiversity, ecology, conservation, management and interpretation. The 2020 program will include lessons hosted at Boysen State Park May 22-23.

Jacelyn Downey, Audubon Rockies’ education program manager, said “Wyoming is an amazing state with cool projects in need of volunteers. Becoming a Wyoming Master Naturalist provides an opportunity to assist with research projects or pass on knowledge via outdoor classrooms. Each person picks the volunteer opportunity that appeals to them.”

The 2021 inaugural class is full, but individuals are encouraged to apply for the program next year to become leaders in the effort to protect our natural resources and the special places where we live.

For more information, please see the Wyoming Naturalist Program at https://wyomingnaturalists.wyomingbiodiversity.org or call Dan Bach with Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails at 307-777-6314.

Wyoming Trails Advisory Council to meet January 15

A virtual meeting of the Wyoming Trails Advisory Council will be held, Friday, January 15.

The public may listen in via:

Google Meets - https://meet.google.com/qrv-huij-ufk?hs=122&authuser=0
Phone Number: 1 314-730-2056 PIN: ‪941 342 050#

Agenda items include approval of the Recreational Trails Program applications, approval of the OHV Partnership Grant applications, Trails Program updates,  and Outdoor Recreation Office update.

The Wyoming State Trails Advisory Council is a ten-member recreational trail advisory committee appointed by the Governor to advise the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources regarding trail policies, functions and priorities.

Persons with questions concerning the meeting are asked to call 777-6491.  

Wyo Parks offering Early Bird discounts on 2021 annual permits

Wyo Parks offering Early Bird discounts on 2021 annual permits

Wyoming’s Division of State Parks and Historic sites is offering early bird discounts on annual day-use permits through February 15.

Resident day-use passes are discounted to $42 (regularly $48) and non-resident permits are available for $89 (regularly $96).

“This is a good deal” states Dave Glenn, Deputy Director. “At this discount, along with the purchase of an annual camping pass, our visitors will break even after seven nights of camping at Wyoming’s State Parks.” 

There are also several changes to the reservation system and availability of reservable campsites for the 2021 season.

“Last year, for the busy summer season, we moved to almost every campsite requiring a reservation. Many residents appreciated this move, however, some residents spoke out and said they would still like to see more first-come, first-serve campsites. We listened,” said Deputy Director Nick Neylon. “This coming year approximately 344 first-come, first-serve sites will be available statewide. For example, Keyhole State Park will have 78 first-come, first-serve sites and Boysen State Park will have 93. 

A reminder that residents can reserve campsites 120 days in advance.

“We have seen consistent annual increases in visitation and last year Wyoming’s State Parks saw a large increase,” states Glenn. “With outdoor recreation use on the rise, we believe this trend will continue and encourage residents to reserve their favorite summer campsites early.”


2021 Reservation Season Dates:
Oct. 1 – April 30:  All campsites are first-come, first-serve only (no reservations needed)
May 1 – Sept. 30: Reservation Season


Visitors can reserve Sites and buy permits online at www.wyo-park.com or permits can be purchased at any

of WyoParks’ selling agent locations across the state.    

Wyoming State Parks & Historic sites offer over 40 different Activities & Amenities. Including: fishing, camping, biking, boating...