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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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When bedtime rolls around, park the RV or roll out a sleeping bag; because at our overnight sites, all it takes to check in is a zip of the tent.

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News & Updates

Wickwire Winter Games - Saturday, February 5

January 11, 2022


Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site will host the first-ever “Wickwire Winter Games,” February 5, from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

The event will consist of 3 outdoor games and 1 indoor activity while telling the tale of Byron Wickwire’s adventure to the Yukon with 80 horses. 

Join us for an afternoon of fun and education.  Participate in the games, a craft and listen to the story of the man who homesteaded what is now Medicine Lodge State Park. Hot drinks will be provided by our friend’s group.

Create a team (no more than 4) with people of all ages and participate in any or all of the games.  To be eligible for the trophy, your team must compete in all the games. 


Sled Pull Relay – Each team must load 1 hay bale onto a sled, pull the sled a given distance, and unload the sled 4 times.  This can be completed individually or as a team.

Ice Rink “River” Relay – Each team must transport a given item across the ice rink 4 times.  Only one item may be carried at a time. 

Fire Starter – Each team must start and sustain a fire using either a striker or traditional wood-on-wood method.  The park will have flint strikers and rods available for your use, or you can bring your own. 

The winning team will be based on completion of the games and time.

 Activity and Story: 

This will occur indoors.  We will tell the story of Wickwire’s travels to the Yukon to sell horses. 

Build a Boat (Craft) – We will have popsicle sticks, glue and markers available for any that want to build a small boat.  

For more information, please contact the park at 307.469.2234. Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site is located at 4800 Road 52 near Hyattville.

Monuments and Markers Advisory Committee to meet January 20

January 10, 2022


The Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Monuments and Markers Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Google Meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Friday, January 20.

Google Meet joining info:

Video call link: meet.google.com/zrb-jaei-qfj

Or dial: (US) (US) +1 470-655-0519 PIN: 531 613 674#
+1 505-658-2237 PIN: 903 178 188#

The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of this meeting is to review changes made to the Handbook, prioritize replacement of dilapidated signage, to review past and current projects, and to explore partnerships with other organizations. 

The Wyoming Monuments and Markers Program is a cooperative effort of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources (SPCR), the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Wyoming Office of Tourism, Wyoming Tribes, local governments, and private individuals and organizations. The Monuments and Markers Program installs new historical markers and maintains existing monuments, markers, and interpretive signage. The Monuments and Markers Advisory Committee (MMAC) reviews and approves all new signage and signage with revised text under the jurisdiction of SPCR. The MMAC may also be consulted for recommendations for maintenance and replacement of markers.

For further information, please contact Dan Bach, Monuments and Markers Coordinator, at 307-777-6314 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To learn more about the Wyoming Monuments and Markers Program, visit https://bit.ly/3E1xV2V .

Wyoming State Parks Experiences Successful First Day Hikes 2022

January 7, 2022


Wyoming State Parks Experiences Successful First Day Hikes 2022


Despite cold temperatures experienced across much of the state on New Year’s Day, over 300 adventurous visitors braved the winter weather conditions to ring in the New Year at a Wyoming State Parks’ First Day Hike event!

“It was a wonderful day to be outdoors and to celebrate the New Year” said Laurel Thompson, Outreach Coordinator for the Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation. “We had great turn out by those unshaken by weather endeavors, and we are thankful for the support of our visitors and local communities.”

For the 11th consecutive year, Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails hosted First Day Hikes, part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

This year, 14 New Year’s Day guided hikes and walks were held at participating State Parks and Historic Sites, with 310 participants hiking more than a combined 600 miles of trails.

Participating sites and their number of hikers were:

     Bear River State Park – 26
     Boysen State Park – 20
     Buffalo Bill State Park – 8
     Curt Gowdy State Park – 28
     Edness K. Wilkins State Park – 25
     Fort Bridger State Historic Site – 30
     Guernsey State Park – 31
     Hot Springs State Park – 20
     Medicine Lodge Archeological Site – 30
     Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site – 16
     Sinks Canyon State Park – 33
     South Pass City State Historic Site – 30
     Trail End State Historic Site – 9
     WY Pioneer Memorial Museum – 4

Wyoming State Parks would like to thank all of our Friends Groups that helped support this year’s First Day Hikes.

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