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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.


Curt Gowdy State Park to host series of guided hikes


If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to round out the summer, August is packed full of Guided Hikes at Curt Gowdy State Park! 


August 13 6:00 am

Greet the Dawn with Ranger Laura on Saturday August 13th from 6:00am - 7:00am. Join us for an unforgettable sunrise view along Granite Ridge Trail. The group will meet at the Parking Area directly north of the Causeway at 6:00 am.

August 21 10:00am

Enjoy the last weekend before heading back to school at Curt Gowdy State Park! Sunday August 21st from 10:00am - 11:00am, join Ranger Laura for an educational and fun hike through Finn’s Forest perfect to get the whole family outside on a beautiful summer morning. The group will meet at the Visitor Center Playground at 10:00am.

August 26 6:00pm

Celebrate National Dog Day with your four legged friends at Curt Gowdy! On Friday August 26, bring your pups for a group hike on Stone Temple Circuit from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet others who like to hike with their pets. The group will meet at the Aspen Grove Trailhead Parking Area at 6:00pm.


Our Guided Hikes are a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in a friendly, group environment. All ages & experience levels are welcome! Guided Hikes are free events & open to the public, but you have to pay day use or overnight fees to be in Curt Gowdy State Park. 

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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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