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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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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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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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2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
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Wyoming State Parks Unveils New Monuments and Markers Online Interactive Map

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A Peek into History at the Tip of Your Fingers!

Wondering what those historic markers along the highway are all about? Never have time to stop as you drive by at highway speeds. Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources announces a new and searchable Monuments and Markers Interactive Map at https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/home-mm

The GIS-based database contains a profile for each of the 1,000+ monuments and markers, including the name, longitude/latitude and a description of the significance to Wyoming’s history or prehistory.

In addition, approximately half of the markers also contain a photograph of the monument or marker. This program will greatly aid the public searching for information on geological features, historical events, and people who have shaped Wyoming’s rich history, be it for educational, tourism or other purposes. 

Wyoming’s Monuments and Markers Program operates through a partnership between State Parks and Cultural Resources, Wyoming Department of Transportation, the Wyoming Office of Tourism, local governments, Tribes, and private individuals and organizations.

The program is one of the oldest programs in the nation.

At a time when few thought to mark history, interested and concerned residents of Wyoming realized the need to commemorate the past and began placing monuments and markers that served to preserve a piece of the state’s heritage.

For more information, please contact Wyoming State Parks’ Monuments and Markers Coordinator Mr. Dan Bach at 777-6314 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Wyoming Again Hosts Magpul Governor's Cup United Shooting Sports League National Competition

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For the fourth consecutive year, Wyoming will host the Magpul Wyoming Governor’s Cup United Shooting Sports League national competition July 31-Aug 2 at the Cody (WY) Shooting Complex. This year Vortex Optics joins Magpul as a corporate sponsor.

"I am excited to welcome the Magpul Wyoming Governor's Cup back to Wyoming again this summer, a prestigious event which highlights shooting sports excellence and our state's firearms industry," Governor Mark Gordon said. "I attended the 2019 competition and was impressed by the marksmanship, professionalism and enthusiasm of the competitors."

Organized through the Wyoming State Parks and the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office, this event brings hundreds of competitors and shooting enthusiasts to the Cowboy State.

This prestigious United Multi Gun League shooting event features some of the best shooters in the nation. This multi-firearm event includes 12 challenging stages with a mix of bay and natural terrain at various distances up to 500 yards.

Prizes – trophies, coins and medals – are provided courtesy of this year’s sponsors.

Camping spots are available for contestants, water and electricity sites, $20; dry camping, $10; and can be reserved by contacting Katie at 307-272-8564 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Camping is also available at nearby Buffalo Bill State Park. Reservations can be made by contacting Aspira, 1-877-996-7275, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. MST.

Competition registration is available at: https://practiscore.com/2020-wyoming-magpul-governors-match-presented-by-vortex/register . 

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