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Welcome to Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails

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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State Parks

Wyoming has 12 state parks.
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Wyoming has 28 state historic sites.
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Wyoming Trails Program

Wyoming has over 640 miles of ORV trails and 2,585 snowmobile trails managed by a variety of agencies.
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Wyoming State Parks Remain Open; Offer Social Distancing Alternatives

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Contact: Nick Neylon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 307-431-4866

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Wyoming State Parks Remain Open

Wyoming’s state parks offer a variety of outdoor alternatives for solo adventurers and small family groups alike. Hiking and biking are popular activities at nearly all parks, while some offer fishing, boating, archery and other sports. 

With plenty of wide-open spaces, individuals and families can explore on their own or establish a safe distance between themselves and others. The benefit of fresh Wyoming air is an added bonus.

While parks are open, indoor spaces which include visitor centers, headquarters and retail locations are closed to visitors. As a result of the continuing concern of the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control has recommended increased social distancing, therefore park staff and visitors are asked to limit group sizes to less than ten and for people to stay a minimum of six feet apart. Additionally, park staff and visitors are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for handwashing, sanitizing and hygiene.

With schools, libraries, child care centers and community centers closed, the alternative would appear to be spending time at home, alone, and watching the news.  A healthy alternative is to head outdoors. 

“TIme spent outside can be soothing and calming,” says Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Deputy Director NIck Neylon. “Without the constant bombardment of news alerts and headlines, we get a chance to catch our breath and find some peace in nature.”

Those who enjoy a lighter outdoor recreation lifestyle will also find a place at Wyoming’s state parks. Bird and wildlife watching, nature photography, plein air painting, reading a book and enjoying a picnic lunch are also popular pastimes.

The public is reminded our staff is taking the recommended precautions from the Center for Disease Control and the Wyoming Department of Health to maintain clean and sanitary indoor public spaces, restrooms etc.

Wyoming State Parks provide a safe and relaxing environment at locations throughout the Cowboy state, many of them less than an hour from Cheyenne, Casper, Cody, Gillette, Lander, Evanston, Wheatland or Thermopolis. To find the location of the Wyoming State Park nearest you, visit wyoparks.wyo.gov.  

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Wyoming Trails Advisory Board to Meet Via Conference Call March 24

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A meeting of the Wyoming Trails Advisory Council will be held, March 24 at 12 p.m. via teleconference. The phone number is 1 628-400-8602 PIN: ‪926 136#.

Agenda items include discussion of the Recreational Trails Program match.

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 Louisa Lopez, 777-6491.  

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State Parks and Cultural Resources Office to meet February 20-21

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Members of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission will meet February 20-21 at the Barrett Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.

The meeting is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on February 20 preceded by a tour of the State Capitol and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on February 21, followed by a possible tour of the Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility (time and weather permitting.)

During the meeting, the Commission will hear agency and division updates. They will also receive an update on the LX Bar Ranch, recommend approval of Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, recommend approval of Concession administrative fees and recommend approval of 2020 Wyo Parks special event fee modification requests.

The Commission has advisory responsibility for the agency which involves the planning, acquisition, development and management of all state parks, the State Trails Program, State Recreation Areas, State Historic Sites and Archaeology sites and Outdoor Recreation Office.

The Commission also advises the Wyoming State Museum, Wyoming Arts Council, the official State Records Center and Archives, the Office of the State Archaeologist, historical research activities, the State Historic Preservation Office and the Cultural Trust Fund.

Members of the Commission are: President Julie Greer, Sheridan; Vice President Robert Tyrrell, DDS, Star Valley Ranch; Aaron Bannon, Lander; Wayne Deahl, Torrington; Kathy Lenz, Sundance; Dudley Gardner, Ph.D, Rock Springs; Chuck Engebretsen, Lost Springs; Don Schmalz, Cody; and Sue Peters, Riverton.

 

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