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SPECIAL NOTE: Curt Gowdy State Park does NOT have a trailer dump station.  There are two local dump stations, each roughly 24 miles from the park.  To the east, in Cheyenne, there is a dump station at the South East Wyoming Welcome Center, 5611 High Plains Road Cheyenne, WY 82007, open 24hrs, free of charge.  The second is located west of the park at the Wyoming Territorial Prison 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY. Exit 311 off I-80. Located at the South end of the parking lot, cost is $10, open May 1 until October.  

Curt Gowdy is located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 24 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. Take State Route 210 (Happy Jack Road) to County Road 106.

Curt Gowdy State Park has seven sections of richly varied landscape, flora and fauna decorate the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. The beautiful attractions within Curt Gowdy State Park are near the crossroads of two major interstates, I-80 and I-25. There are three reservoirs, Granite, Crystal and North Crow. Granite offers excellent rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing as well as space for water sports. Crystal, the smallest of the reservoirs, has shoreline fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Also, enjoy boating while at Crystal (15 horsepower limit). North Crow Reservoir is located 5 miles west of the Headquarters Building. This is an unimproved fishing area. There are no picnic tables, water supply, comfort stations, and is day- use only-very natural. There are a limited number of reservable campsites at the Tumbleweed and Camp Russell campgrounds. Aspen Grove campground is next to a free public horse corral for those visitors who would like to camp with horses.

Within the park is Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register, and an amphitheater available for concerts, theater productions, and many other cultural activities. The area is one of low-lying meadows, gently rolling hills and massive steep granite formations. Wildlife abounds and bird watchers will be treated to a variety of non-native birds.


History:

Named after the well-known sportscaster Curt Gowdy, the park was established in 1971 through a lease agreement with the City of Cheyenne and the Boy Scouts.

 
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Site Status

 

NEW FOR 2025 HYNDS LODGE AND AMPHITHEATER RENTALS:  You can begin booking your 2025 Hynds Lodge and Amphitheater rentals one year in advance.  Ex. If you want to book Hynds Lodge for June 1, 2025, you can begin booking June 1, 2024.  For reservations, please go HERE

 

Please call ahead for details before hunting in the park.  Currently Curt Gowdy is only open to deer hunting, with archery equipment, ONLY during the rifle season.  The amount of area that is huntable is very small and for most, may not be worrth it. 

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Curt Gowdy State Park does NOT have a trailer dump station.  There are two local dump stations, each roughly 24 miles from the park.  To the east, in Cheyenne, there is a dump station at the South East Wyoming Welcome Center, 5611 High Plains Road Cheyenne, WY 82007, open 24hrs, free of charge.  The second is located west of the park at the Wyoming Territorial Prison 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY. Exit 311 off I-80. Located at the South end of the parking lot, cost is $10, open May 1 until October.  

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Hours

 

Park is open 365 days, 24 hours

Visitor Center: May 1st 

  • Monday - Thursday
    • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. -  7 p.m.

Visitor Center: Oct 1 - Oct 13th      

  • Open all week
    • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visitor Center: Oct 14 - December 22

  • Wednesday - Sunday
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

 Visitor Center December 23 - April 19

  • Wednesday - Sunday
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Little House Kid's Activity House

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jack and Gypsies Camp Store (nonmotorized boat rentals, food and camping supplies). 

Wood and Ice avilaible 24/7, with the honor system through payment apps.  

Closed Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Holiday Weekends 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

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Phone Number

 

307-632-7946

 

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Location

 

Curt Gowdy State Park
1264 Granite Springs Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

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