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Welcome to Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails

COVID-19 Coronavirus - Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 

 

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 12 state parks.
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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 State Parks Closes Camping Facilities; Remain Open for Day-Use

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Contact: Dave Glenn, 307-274-5007; Nick Neylon, 307-777-6318

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, shower houses, some non-essential restrooms and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables.

While we believe in the physical and mental health benefits our open spaces provide, we are seeing a growing influx of campers flocking to our state parks due to National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and surrounding state campground closures.

This leads to increased concerns regarding our ability to maintain a healthy environment for our consumers and staff.

It is hoped by keeping our state parks open for day-use activities we are able to balance the public’s desire for outdoor recreation with the health and safety needs of our constituents and staff. 

Visitors can still enjoy Wyoming’s state parks while recreating alone or with family and maintaining the prescribed six feet social distances, gathering in groups less than 10 and following CDC recommended hygiene practices.

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2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

 

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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