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State Parks offers other alternatives during Guernsey silt run



According to information provided by the Bureau of Reclamation, the annual Guernsey Reservoir silt run will begin the evening of July 5 and the boat ramps are expected to no longer be useable by July 9.

Due to low water levels at Guernsey State Park during the time period, water recreation opportunities will not be available through July 27 when the reservoir is expected to return to normal.

The Park will remain open as always during the silt run and visitors can expect much less traffic and neighboring campers.

Guernsey State Park also offers alternative activities, such as hiking, visiting the local CCO-built "Castle" and the Oregon Trail Ruts/Register Cliff. 

Those looking to pursue water sports are encouraged to visit Glendo State Park or other venues like Seminoe and Curt Gowdy which offer a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities ranging from fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking and others.

The silt run is a yearly operation that provides silt-laden water to Goshen, Gering-Fort Laramie, and Pathfinder irrigation districts under contract with the BOR. These typically occur after July 4, but can vary on exact date and frequency year to year depending on water levels and needs for irrigation.

Wyoming State Parks apologizes for the inconvenience of the silt run to recreationists. Persons with questions/concerns are asked to please call Cheyenne HQ at 307-777-6323.

Curt Gowdy State Park event kickoff July 4 weekend



Kickoff the holiday weekend at Curt Gowdy State Park! 

On Friday, July 1, join the park Interpretive Ranger on a guided hike on Granite Ridge Trail, looking at flora and fauna along the trail.

Great for all ages and experience levels, the hike has a moderate incline to start.  Meet at 6 pm in the parking area by the causeway on the west side of the main road. The tour departs shortly after 6 p.m. The hike will last one hour and go no more than 1.5 miles. Find a map to the parking area where the group will meet on Facebook or Instagram @curtgowdystatepark

On Saturday, July 2, Curt Gowdy State Park hosts another of our Fireside Chat series. Join us for “Chipmunks & Moose & Bears, Oh My!”, marshmallow roasting (we bring the marshmallows, you bring the chocolate & graham crackers) from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.and learn about the unique animals that call Curt Gowdy home. Fireside Chats are a great way to wind down at the end of the day with friends or family. Limited seating is available. We encourage you to bring your own camp chairs.

Please email our Interpretive Ranger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns or call the park at 307-632-7946. 

These events are free and open to the public, but you must pay Day Use or Overnight Fees to be in Curt Gowdy State Park. 

Fire Ban Instituted for Glendo State Park June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022


To help protect the natural resources in Platte County, open fires are restricted at Glendo and Guernsey State Parks beginning June 22, 2022.

Despite these fire restrictions instituted by the Platte County Commission, an enjoyable camping experience is still possible. Propane grills/stoves and charcoal grills can still be used to prepare popular camping dishes and provide adequate warmth. These grills must have covers/lids and be within an arm’s length when lit. A variety of other imaginative ideas can help preserve the camping experience such as solar lights in the firepit.

However, as always, the possession of fireworks is prohibited in all Wyoming State Parks.




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