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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 to host stakeholder meeting to discuss Sinks Canyon Via Ferrata route options

October 14, 2021

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Wyoming State Parks is hosting a mediated small-group stakeholder meeting on Monday, October 18, at 1 p.m. to discuss potential route locations for the Via Ferrata project at Sinks Canyon State Park.

Members of the public are invited to watch and listen to the meeting using this link:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NgmPoOCWTvq_A3XsscoaXA

“From the public feedback we have received thus far, the location of the Via Ferrata is a concern for some people,” said Kyle Bernis, State Parks District Manager.  “Our goal for this meeting is to bring together people representing different perspectives to have a deeper discussion on that topic and achieve a resolution.”

After an initial location is tentatively agreed upon at this or a future meeting, Wyoming State Parks will again reach out to the public for input and solicit comments from individuals and other interest groups. When a final route is determined, Wyoming State Parks would consult tribal governments and any other necessary federal or state agencies. 

Wyoming State Parks has been committed to public engagement and transparency throughout the Sinks Canyon Master Plan process and will continue to do so moving forward with the projects approved during that process. 

To learn more about the Sinks Canyon Master Plan and the Via Ferrata, please visit https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/sinks-canyon-master-plan.

Updated Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan materials available on-line

October 8, 2021

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Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails has posted materials from the public meeting regarding the Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan held on August 30. 

The meeting, which included a public comment period and presentations from Wyoming State Parks and Ayres Associates, the company that partnered with State Parks on the Master Planning process, provided the public with an opportunity to learn more about how the park will be managed and maintained over the next 20 years.

Questions from the public have been answered and are posted in a document on the State Park landing page. The comments received have been aggregated and will be considered prior to project implementation.  Other relevant materials, like the presentation from August 30, maps, and the cooperative agreement between Wyoming Game and Fish and State Parks for Sinks Canyon State Park are also posted. 

The Master Plan, which was finalized in September 2020 after a two-year public planning process, outlined broad goals for the direction of planning the park for the next 20 years.  Many community stakeholders were involved with the plan’s development through two public workshops, four steering committee meetings, eight focus groups, a project web portal, and a final presentation via Zoom. The Master Planning materials are available to view online. 

Each component of that plan will have a project implementation phase, which will outline details for each project.  The project implementation process is explained with a graphic, also posted on the State Park landing page. 

“Wyoming State Parks is committed to ongoing work with the public, including the Tribes, as we implement components of the Master Plan and continue to manage Sinks Canyon State Park as a popular recreation and wildlife habitat management area with our partners at the Wyoming Game and Fish,” said Kyle Bernis, Shoshone District Manager for Wyoming State Parks. 

As a next step in the planning process, Wyoming State Parks will be facilitating discussions later this month among local stakeholder groups representing a diversity of interests regarding route location options for the proposed via ferrata project included in the Sinks Canyon Master Plan. 

For more information and to view the Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan, visit https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/sinks-canyon-master-plan.  

Wyoming Territorial Prison to host 12th Annual Kids' Pumpkin Walk

September 27, 2021

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Autumn means colder temperatures, leaves turning color and time for family fun at the 12th annual Kids’ Pumpkin Walk on October 2, from 12 noon – 4 p.m. at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. 

Admission is $3 per adult 18+ which will support this family event.  Children are free. 

Gather your family and friends and come enjoy an afternoon filled with outdoor fun. Although costumes are optional, your pint-sized Spiderman or Cinderella will enjoy exploring and learning.  

This year’s Pumpkin Walk is filled with activities for children, ages 12 years and younger, including a straw maze for the kids to twist and turn their way through; picking the perfect pumpkin from the patch to decorate with sticker fun; hay wagon rides and feed the rock monster!

Come and enjoy a variety of games, prizes and treats. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Special thanks to our sponsors, Wyoming Territorial Park Historic Association, Bertha Ward Family, LASSO Events, and C&A Pet and Livestock Supply. 

The event will be held regardless of weather.  For more information contact Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site 307-745-3733, follow us on Facebook or visit www.wyomingterritorialprison.com  979 Snowy Range Rd., in Laramie.

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