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July 30, 2021

 

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The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is currently accepting public comment through August 28th on amendments to rules regarding camping at state parks and historic sites. 

 

The amendments are to the following sets of rules:

 

Chapter 1, Rules and Regulations (State Parks & Historic Sites Program) 

 

Chapter 1, Permits to Use State Parks, Recreation Areas, Archaeological Sites, and Historic Sites

 

The proposed amendments would mirror and replace emergency rules currently in effect.  The changes would enable the Department to allow camping at parks and historic sites that currently do not offer camping.  

 

These parks and sites include: Bear River State Park, Edness K. Wilkins State Park, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, Fort Fetterman State Historic Site, Fort Kearny State Historic Site, South Pass City State Historic Site, and Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.

 

Thanks to the Governor’s ‘Survive, Drive, & Thrive’ campaign, the Department will be adding approximately 500 new campsites to the state park system to reduce overcrowding.  The need to increase campsite capacity is directly related to record-levels of visitation seen since the onset of the COVID pandemic.

 

Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained on the Wyoming Administrative Rules System: https://rules.wyo.gov by using the advanced search for proposed rules, or by contacting the State Parks Headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue, Barrett Building, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY  82002, attention Stephanie Dillmon, 307-777-5734, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

Public comments regarding the rules may be submitted by email via the Rules System at http://rules.wyo.gov by using advanced search for proposed rules and to provide public comment link, or by contacting State Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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