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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 .

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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.

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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 multi-sport accessibility event

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Curt Gowdy State Park joined by Adaptive Adventures and the Cheyenne Veterans Administration presents a multi-sport day showcasing adaptive equipment for individuals with accessibility needs in the outdoors.

This exciting event, scheduled for August 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will help guests with accessibility needs discover a community that can help them recreate outside.

“Adaptive Adventures is excited to partner with Curt Gowdy State Park and the Cheyenne VA Medical Center to bring this inclusive and accessible multi-sport experience to individuals with physical disabilities and their families,” Adaptive Adventures Executive Director Chelsea Elder said. “Adaptive recreation provides individuals the opportunity to gain greater independence, to improve their overall physical and mental health and to experience camaraderie in an inclusive community. Adaptive Adventures provides cutting edge equipment, highly skilled staff and innovative adaptations to make the perceived impossible... possible regardless of an individual's disability or perceived physical limitations." 

If you or a family member have accessibility needs, feel free to join us and discover the possibilities created by adaptive recreation.

Events will be hosted at the Curt Gowdy Visitor Center and the Granite Springs Boat Ramp. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Adaptive Adventures will have adaptive bikes, a mobile climbing wall, and kayaks available for visitors to try.

An introduction to dragon boat racing will occur at 1 p.m., and then again at 3 p.m. - please register to reserve a space!

Informational tables will feature more outdoor opportunities and ways to engage with a community of people focused on making the outdoors more accessible. 

Park fees are waived for participants and Adaptive Adventures will be providing food through Gypsy Jacks concession. 

To register and for more information on this event, please visit the Adaptive Adventures webpage at adaptiveadventures.org or Wyoming State Parks at wyoparks.wyo.gov

 

 

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Attention:

Fire Restriction Lifted

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.  

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Hours

 

Park is open 365 days, 24 hours

Visitor Center: May 1st 

  • Monday - Thursday
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. -  4 p.m. (September 18th - September 30, 9 a.m. - 5 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 (Closed for the season) 

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307-632-7946

 

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

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