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About - Curt Gowdy State Park


Curt Gowdy is located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 24 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. Take State Route 210 (Happy Jack Road) to County Road 106 .


Curt Gowdy State Park has seven sections of richly varied landscape, flora and fauna decorate the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. The beautiful attractions within Curt Gowdy State Park are near the crossroads of two major interstates, I-80 and I-25. There are three reservoirs, Granite, Crystal and North Crow. Granite offers excellent rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing as well as space for water sports. Crystal, the smallest of the reservoirs, has shoreline fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.

Also, enjoy boating while at Crystal (15 horsepower limit). North Crow Reservoir is located 5 miles west of the Headquarters Building. This is an unimproved fishing area. There are no picnic tables, water supply, comfort stations, and is day-use only. All campsites are by reservation only. Aspen Grove campground is next to a free public horse corral for those visitors who would like to camp with horses.


Within the park is Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register, and an amphitheater available for concerts, theater productions, and many other cultural activities. The area is one of low-lying meadows, gently rolling hills and massive steep granite formations. Wildlife abounds and birdwatchers will be treated to a variety of non-native birds.


Coming this Summer! Curt Gowdy State Park opens Childrens' Little House


This Summer, Curt Gowdy State Park and the Gowdy Family provides a special place where children can experience and learn about love, kindness and inclusion.

On June 10, 2023, Curt Gowdy State Park proudly celebrates the opening of a new American venue, Little House on the Park, a center specifically to the park’s mission of kindness education.  


Curt Gowdy State Park takes great pride and strives toward excellence in the mission of compassion, caring and wellness for children and families from all walks of life. 


Little House on the Park will embrace, teach and inspire the importance and emotions of kindness on all levels of children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old. 


The programming involves arts, crafts and special programs that will be guided by a strong and loving staff to always enforce the true messages of kindness. 

Little House on the Park will offer children from all over the world and our communities an experience of important education and love. Our mission is to touch the soul, hearts and spirit of children so that they will understand and fall in love with kindness.


Little House on the Park is the first of its kind in an American park system and promises to be an educational, magical and important part of a child's life now and in the future. 


One of America's top destinations and a landmark of American legacy, Curt Gowdy State Park just west of Cheyenne, excels in outstanding recreational activities, such as mountain biking, camping, hiking and water sports for all

For questions or to get involved in the journey of kindness, call Christina Bird, District Manager, at 307-631-1110.



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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 19 - October 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Visitor Center: Oct 2nd - Oct 10th      

  • Open all week
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Visitor Center: Oct 11 - October 30

  • Thursday - Monday
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

 Visitor Center October 31 - April 15

  • Thursday - Sunday
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

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

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