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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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Public Invited to Attend Virtual State Park Fee Proposal Public Meetings

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October 22, 2020

 

 The public is invited to attend a series of public information meetings regarding proposed Wyoming State Park and Historic Site fee increases expected to go into effect on January 1, 2021.

The public meetings, which can be accessed either virtually or by phone, will provide important information about these proposed changes.

Public comment regarding the changes will be made via the Secretary of State‘s website at http://rules.wyo.gov or via email or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through November 14.

“All revenue collected through visitor fees goes right back to Wyo Parks’ sites to fund operation/maintenance costs, new projects, site enhancements and resource protection” Wyoming State Parks Deputy Director Dave Glenn said. “Current revenue shortfalls and necessary budget reductions will require an increase in revenue in order to keep state parks and historic sites open, staffed, and maintained.  Fees collected from visitors do not fully fund Wyo Parks operations.  Wyo Parks also relies on general fund dollars and funding from other sources such as grants, motorboat gas taxes, and donations.”

Public information meetings will be held via google meets and via phone under the following schedule. 

October 26, 12 pm to 1 pm

Google meet id meet.google.com/fgv-jdbv-ydo

Phone number 1-575-305-4675 (pin:827478303)

 

November 2, 5 pm to 6 pm

Google meet id meet.google.com/kpc-xany-evk

 Phone Number 1-414-909-7595  (pin: ‪440 636 765#)

A copy 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 Wyo Parks Headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Wyoming State Parks' Record Summer Continuing Into Fall

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October 19, 2020

 

 

Despite the completion of what many consider the unofficial summer camping season, generally Memorial Day to Labor Day, this year the season has continued on with several Wyoming State Parks setting  visitation records through September.

Although September is generally considered a shoulder season for Wyoming’s State Parks, this year nearly 550,000 visitors camped, fished, hiked and biked during the month.

            Beginning in April and lasting through September  several Wyoming State Parks enjoyed visitation numbers ranging from 100 percent to 200+ percent above the five-year average. These numbers were seen despite all parks having been closed for camping from March 30 through May 15. However, many users still visited the parks for day-use activities such as boating, hiking and fishing.

            This increased visitation not only proved to be a major economic contributor to the state’s tourism industry, but a vitally important asset to the public’s physical and mental health.

            “We continue to be a great alternative. “Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resource Director Darin Westby said. “We offer an opportunity to get outdoors where people can easily social distance and enjoy time with family.”

            For the season, Curt Gowdy State Park saw a whopping increase of 231 percent over the five-year average with highs of 581 percent in March and 474 percent in April.

            Meanwhile, Boysen State Park’s visitation saw numbers 241 percent above the five-year average with Seminoe and Sinks Canyon state parks registering numbers 132 percent and 115 percent above the five-year average, respectively.

            So far for the year, Wyoming’s State Parks saw 4,878,765 visitors, more than a million more than last year’s record season of 3,117,039, an increase of 34 percent.

“We have seen phenomenal increases in visitation to our State Parks, and use of our motorized trails. Increased tourism and outdoor recreation are making a larger economic impact to Wyoming. Currently outdoor recreation accounts for 4.4% and $1.65 billion to the state’s GDP.  We see no reason we can’t double these numbers in the coming years.” states Westby. 

            Park officials expect the popularity of Wyoming’s State Parks and outdoor recreation as a whole to continue into the future. 

          “Our state is becoming more and more popular for outdoor recreation tourism. People are visiting in record numbers and will continue to do so,” states Chris Floyd of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office. “The outdoor recreation sector will continue to grow in Wyoming. We need to do it right and we can do it through proper planning. The key is to get them here, spread them throughout Wyoming, help them spend their dollars, insure they’re being good stewards of the land, and then let them go home.”

 

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Final Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan Posted

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October 13, 2020

 

Wyoming State Parks has published the Sinks Canyon Master Plan. The plan is available online on the Sinks Canyon State Park website. 

“This master plan is crucial to the future of Sinks Canyon State Park,” State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Darin Westby said. “Due to this comprehensive planning process, we can not only budget accordingly, but provide for the future of the park based on internal and external feedback.”

The Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan is a 20-year plan for the park, directing future improvements and guiding continued management of the park as a major recreational asset for  Wyoming. The master planning process began in the spring of 2019 and has been a collaborative effort involving local recreation groups, elected officials, community representatives, and the public. The process was structured in four phases over the past year, which involved collecting information, feedback, and ideas about ways to both enhance the visitor experience at the park and preserve its resources for future generations to enjoy. 

“Sinks Canyon State Park is excited to continue collaborating with our community, agency partners, and user groups to find ways to plan, develop, and implement some of the great ideas that came out of this Master Plan process,” says Jamie Simonson, park superintendent.

For more information and to stay up to date with events and amenities at Sinks Canyon State Park, please visit our website or call park superintendent Jamie Simonson at 307-332-6333.

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