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Fishing - Curt Gowdy

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Fishing - Curt Gowdy


There are three reservoirs: Granite, Crystal and North Crow. Granite offers excellent rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing. Crystal, the smallest of the reservoirs, has shoreline fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. North Crow Reservoir is located 5 miles west of the Visitor Center. This reservoir is the only one in the area in which one can catch a splake, rainbow trout, brown trout, and grayling — all in the same day. This is an unimproved day use only area. There are no picnic tables, water supply or comfort stations. Stream fishing opportunities in the park include a walk-in area between Granite and Crystal reservoirs, as well as stream fishing in the inlet to Granite Reservoir and the Upper North Crow Reservoir outlet.




Please see Curt Gowdy Brochure & Map (above)

  • All year-round - Ice fishing is an extremely popular winter sport on all of the reservoirs.
  • Granite and Crystal are often the first to ice up and have nice sized perch if the trout aren’t biting.
  • Upper North Crow has rainbow and brown trout, splake and grayling.  
  • There is typically an ice fishing derby in Feb.

Day Use fee and a valid Wyoming Fishing License are required, please purchase license prior to arrival.

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Site Status




 Please call ahead for details before hunting in the park.  But as a reminder, the park is only open to BOW HUNTING.


Reminder, starting October 1st, all sites go to first come, first serve.  Also, water is shut off in the campgrounds on this date.  We still have showers year-round located at our visitor center.


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.  




Park is open 365 days, 24 hours

Visitor Center: May 1st - Oct 1st     

  • Monday - Thursday
    • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (September 18th - September 30, 9 a.m. - 5 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 (Closed for the season) 


Phone Number







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

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