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RFI Release date: June 22, 2021 
Site Visits through: August 15, 2021 
Questions submission deadline: September 15, 2021 
Responses Due: October 29, 2021

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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 State Parks accepting public comment on camping amendments

July 30, 2021



The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is currently accepting public comment through August 28th on amendments to rules regarding camping at state parks and historic sites. 


The amendments are to the following sets of rules:


Chapter 1, Rules and Regulations (State Parks & Historic Sites Program) 


Chapter 1, Permits to Use State Parks, Recreation Areas, Archaeological Sites, and Historic Sites


The proposed amendments would mirror and replace emergency rules currently in effect.  The changes would enable the Department to allow camping at parks and historic sites that currently do not offer camping.  


These parks and sites include: Bear River State Park, Edness K. Wilkins State Park, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, Fort Fetterman State Historic Site, Fort Kearny State Historic Site, South Pass City State Historic Site, and Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.


Thanks to the Governor’s ‘Survive, Drive, & Thrive’ campaign, the Department will be adding approximately 500 new campsites to the state park system to reduce overcrowding.  The need to increase campsite capacity is directly related to record-levels of visitation seen since the onset of the COVID pandemic.


Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained on the Wyoming Administrative Rules System: https://rules.wyo.gov by using the advanced search for proposed rules, or by contacting the State Parks Headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue, Barrett Building, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY  82002, attention Stephanie Dillmon, 307-777-5734, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


Public comments regarding the rules may be submitted by email via the Rules System at http://rules.wyo.gov by using advanced search for proposed rules and to provide public comment link, or by contacting State Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Buffalo Bill State Park to Host Bear Lecture

July 29, 2021


A discussion on bears will be held at Buffalo Bill State Park 6pm, Wednesday, August 11th, at Shreve Lodge located on the North Fork Highway 14-16-20 off of Lakeside Road. 

Come join us as we team up with Wyoming Game and Fish to learn about Grizzly and Black Bears' lives and habits. Also, learn how to avoid human conflict with bears while still enjoying nature and the surrounding areas where these bears call home.

Day use fees will be required to attend this event.

For more information about the program, please contact Buffalo Bill State Park at 307-587-9227.

Buffalo Bill Youth Fishing Derby August 7th

July 26, 2021


Although many things have changed, fishing isn’t one of them so find a pole and plan to register for the Buffalo Bill Youth Fishing Derby, August 7th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kids one to 13 are invited to participate in this fun and free event. Registration forms are available at the fee booth, on Facebook, and The Park Office until August 7th. Your registration is your free entry into the park. Parental or guardian supervision is required.

Fishing begins at 8 a.m. lasting until 4 p.m. when the anglers and their parents are invited to stop by the Sheep Mountain Day Use area to tell staff about their fun day of fishing and to register any fish caught into the free fish mount drawing. The drawing winner will be announced at 5 p.m.

The fish mount drawing from Canyon Fish Taxidermy will be held for game fish only. Do not gut, please place fish on ice to enter the drawing. Registration will be used for other prize giveaways.

Fishing event boundaries are Buffalo Bill Reservoir and surrounding areas. This event is not a competition for length or numbers; fun only.

Other sponsors of the event are Canyon Fish Taxidermy, Pepsi of Powell, Y-Tex, Whitlock Motors, Big Horn Food Services, Bomgaars, Dairy Queen, Park County Library, Big Horn Basin Boat Club, Park County S&R, Treasured Memories, Park County Sheriff’s Office, Shoshone Back Country Horsemen, Majestic Lube-Cody, Wyoming Women on the Fly and Pawnee Irrigation.


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