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About Our Site - Hawk Springs State Recreation Area


Hawk Springs State Recreation Area  is a small recreation site administered by the Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Division. The site consists of 24 primitive campsites, picnic tables and fire rings, boat launching ramp, boat dock, restrooms and playground. There are seasonally operated potable water hydrants. Water based (boating, fishing, swimming) recreation opportunities are the primary activities that bring users to the site. It is a very popular camping destination and has been long been known as place to go fishing along the southeastern border of Wyoming. State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails regulates and manages the land based recreation opportunities at the site while the Wyoming Game and Fish regulates the recreational activities on the water.


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Fees Schedule

The following fee schedule is enforced at HSSRA:

  • Resident daily fee: $4
  • Non-resident daily fee: $6
  • Resident camping fee: $10
  • Non-resident camping fee: $17

**Camping fees include the daily fee

Important Rules & Regulations


  • Obey all signs and traffic barriers.
  • Motorized vehicles shall be operated only on established roads.
  • Use of firearms and fireworks is prohibited.
  • Camping is permitted only in established designated campsites. One camping unit (tent, travel trailer, or motorized vehicle designed for camping) per designated campsite.
  • Camping is permitted for 14 days in a 30 day period. Valid SPHS&T permits are required.
  • Quiet hours shall be maintained in all camping areas from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m..
  • All pets must be kept on a leash.
  • Fires are permitted only in established metal fire rings and must be extinguished before leaving.
  • Glass containers must be used in vehicles or camping structures.
  • Fishing and boating are permitted subject to the regulations of the Wyoming game and Fish Commission.
  • No fishing within 20 yards of any boat ramp/dock or designated beach area.
  • Trash must be disposed in provided trash receptacles.
  • A complete list of rules and regulations is available by calling 307-836-2334 or 307-777-6363.



Site Status


COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 



  • With the appropriate fees and permits, Hawk Springs State Recreation Area is open 24 hours per day year-around.
  • Site potable water hydrants are useable from May 1 - September 30.





 Hawk Springs State Recreation Area
 13 miles north of Meriden,US-85, Road 22

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