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Wildlife Viewing - Curt Gowdy

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Wildlife Viewing - Curt Gowdy


Wildlife watching is never disappointing. Native ground squirrels, mule deer, elk, yellow-bellied marmots, and chipmunks abound in this area. The park has developed a reputation as a prime area for birdwatchers. Beginning in late April and early May, migrating birds spend several days in the park and bird-watchers are afforded the opportunity to see many non‑native birds. There are numerous bluebird houses throughout the park which attract a large population of summer dwellers.


  • All around the park
  • Please see Curt Gowdy Brochure & Map (above)



There are no additional fees.



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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.  




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.  


Phone Number







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

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