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18 June 2021

Keyhole State Park fire restriction currently in place

 

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Despite recent fire restrictions instituted by the Campbell County Commission, an enjoyable camping experience is still possible at Keyhole State Park.

To help protect the natural resources in the parks, open fires are currently restricted.

Propane grills can still be used to prepare popular camping dishes and provide adequate warmth. These grills must have covers/lids that are not transparent 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.

Open flames and wood fires, including campfires in rings and tiki torches, as well as charcoal grills and gas fireplaces and firepits, are currently prohibited.

However, as always park patrons are reminded that possession of all fireworks is prohibited in all Wyoming State Parks.

16 June 2021

Glendo, Guernsey state parks under fire restrictions

 

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Despite recent fire restrictions instituted by the Platte County Commission, an enjoyable camping experience is still possible at Glendo and Guernsey state parks.

To help protect the natural resources in the parks, open fires are restricted at Glendo and Guernsey state parks.

Propane grills and 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.

Open flames and wood fires, including campfires in rings and tiki torches, are currently prohibited.

However, as always park patrons are reminded that possession of all fireworks is prohibited in all Wyoming State Parks.

16 June 2021

Glendo, Guernsey state parks under fire restrictions

 

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Despite recent fire restrictions instituted by the Platte County Commission, an enjoyable camping experience is still possible at Glendo and Guernsey state parks.

To help protect the natural resources in the parks, open fires are restricted at Glendo and Guernsey state parks.

Propane grills and 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.

Open flames and wood fires, including campfires in rings and tiki torches, are currently prohibited.

However, as always park patrons are reminded that possession of all fireworks is prohibited in all Wyoming State Parks.

14 June 2021

Fort Phil Kearny host educational walking tour June 24

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Fort Phil Kearny hosts a guided walking tour providing a glimpse of life at the fort more than 155 years ago.

The tour, sponsored by the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, is June 24 beginning at 6 p.m. Led by local historian Bob Wilson, former curator, interpreter, and superintendent at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, participants get an opportunity tolearn the history of Fort Phil Kearny, related sites, and what life was like for soldiers, civilians and Native Americans. 

Wilson’s tours and in-depth knowledge of the fort and associated events are unparalleled. No reservations are needed. Tour will last about 1.5 hours. State fees apply ($4.00 Wyoming residents, and $8 non-residents; children under 18 free)

Fort Phil Kearny is located at 528 Wagon Box Road, in Banner, Wyo., just off I-90 at Exit 44.

01 June 2021

Buffalo Bill State Park to host Game and Fish biologist fisheries talk

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Jason Burckhardt, a Game and Fish Department biologist, presents a program on the management of the Status of Buffalo Bill Reservoir and North Fork Shoshone River fisheries, June 16, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The presentation will take place at the Buffalo Bill State Park Shreve Lodge.

Burckhardt will talk about management of these two high profile fisheries (trout and walleye) and discuss the recent research the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been conducting in collaboration with other researchers.

He's been a fisheries biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Cody for the past 19 years and these two fisheries have been some of his primary management responsibilities.

Burckhardt has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Truman State University (Missouri) and a Master’s Degree in Zoology and Physiology with an emphasis in Fisheries from the University of Wyoming.

Daily use fee will apply to attend this program.  Thank you for your support.

Contact Buffalo Bill State Park at 307-587-9227 for additional information.

26 May 2021

Recreational Trails Program grant process underway

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The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails Program, through the Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program (RTP), is offering funding for trail-related projects throughout the State of Wyoming.

Local, state, or federal agencies and qualifying private organizations that meet the requirements outlined in the program guidelines may apply.

For applications, guidelines, and deadlines, please visit https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/rtp-grant-information-trails or contact Louisa Lopez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 307-777-6491.

26 May 2021

Historic Governors' Mansion begins summer hours June 1

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The Historic Governors’ Mansion will begin summer hours beginning June 1.

Hours for the duration of the summer 2021 season will be Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mansion will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Additionally, the Mansion’s Carriage House is available for rentals for meetings, small parties, and other small gatherings.

The Historic Governors’ Mansion is located at 300 E. 21st Street in Cheyenne. For more information or to book a reservation, please call 307-777-7878.

 

26 May 2021

Wyoming State Parks offers new Passport Porgram

Passport Booklets now available at all State Parks and Historic Sites

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Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails now offers the Wyoming State Parks Passport program. 

This program is made possible through a partnership with Apex Club Reserve America.  Passport booklets are available for free at all of Wyoming’s state parks, museums and headquarters buildings.

The booklet includes information about all of the State Parks and Historic Sites by region, including history, current amenities and a place for a stamp.  Once you visit a state park or site, take your passport to the main office to receive a stamp. 

Once a region is completed, you will receive a WYO Parks sticker.  Collect stamps from all of the parks and sites and qualify for an Annual Day-Use Pass for the next calendar year. 

“The Wyoming State Parks Passport program is a free and fun way to plan and track your outdoor recreation and historic site experiences in Wyoming,” says Deputy Director Nick Neylon. 

Booklets can be found at all of Wyoming’s State Parks and Historic Sites starting Memorial Day weekend. 

24 May 2021

Seminoe State Park celebrates Free Fishing Day

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Seminoe State Park celebrates Free Fishing Day, June 5, with a series of events lasting from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Camping and reservation fees still apply.

The day begins with a fishing demonstration and clinic from 9:30 a.m. until noon, and fishing and educational booths from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Partnering with Wyoming State Parks in putting on the event is North Platte Walleyes Unlimited of Casper, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

For more information, please call Kyle Bernis at 307-275-0022.

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