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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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COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 









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

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