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Curt Gowdy State Park Cheyenne

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Curt Gowdy State Park
1301 - 1323 Curt Gowdy Drive
Cheyenne
WY
82009
Tel: 307 632-7946

Where are we going today?

There are some state parks which are all about recreation - picnic areas, landscaped gardens, bandstands...not Curt Gowdy State Park! This very nature based state park really takes you back into nature, right in the foothills of the Laramie Mountains.

There are beautiful attractions in the park, with seven sections of rich landscapes, with unique fauna and flora. Three reservoirs adorn the park - North Crow, Crystal and Granite - and there are some great fishing spots to spend a few hours relaxing with the family.

Granite reservoir offers great rainbow trout and kokanee salmon, and this reservoir too also offers a great amount of space for water sports.

The smallest of the three, Crystal, has a great shoreline for fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon. You can also enjoy some boating (with a 15 horsepower limit) whilst at Crystal. The North Crow reservoir has an unimproved fishing area, and doesn't have any picnic tables, comfort stations or even a water supply, so your day to day use here is very natural.

Hiking is a popular activity to do with the family at Curt Gowdy State Park - so don't forget your comfortable walking shoes! If you feel like you want to extend your day out to a bit longer, then there are a limited number of reservable campsite, as well as a campground next to a free public horse corral for those who want to camp with their horses!

For something a little different, Hynds Lodge is an area where there is plenty of wildlife and birds, so those who love some bird or wildlife spotting, this is your area! 

Spending the day with the family out in nature is a great choice for your family day out - and Curt Gowdy State Park is a fun Wyoming option! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$4 day use. $2 historic sites
  • ChildrenSame as adult
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Open 24 hours. Entrance open 7am - 11pm.

Most park grounds open all year round.

I'm Hungry!

Pack a lunch and enjoy it out in nature! The wildlife will make great company! .

Healthy Eating!

It's always best if you're going for a hike to pack bottled water, and healthy snacks so you can keep that energy up! .

Any Top Tips?

There is no swimming in the reservoirs, so make sure your kids follow the regulations there..

Doing our bit

The park do their best to keep the area clean for the environment, so try and help out and pick up after your visit! .

Need a little extra help?

If you do have disabilities, just give them a call before hand to see what accessibility there is for wheelchairs. .

More information

Whilst the park grounds are open all year round, Hynds Lodge, some restrooms as well as most of the drinking water systems are closed October to early May. .

What people are saying?

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    Wife & I volunteered @ Curt Gowdy from May to Sept of 2013. This was our first experience at volunteering in State Parks. We live in Florida, so were looking for a nice place to spend the summer away from the heat and humidity in Fl. Curt Gowdy SP met and exceeded all our expectations. We were trying to decide; was it the weather, the rock formations, the hiking and biking trail, beautiful lakes or the wonderful staff and campers we met that made our summer so enjoyable. We decided it was all of the above. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are...Read More

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    Great Place to Live, Fishing, Hiking, Climbing, Camping, and for those that didn't come for any of those you could relax!!!

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    Tent camped in the North Causeway section on a Monday night in July. Still quite busy for a weeknight and most of the shaded sites were taken, but this one overlooked the lake with a few small trees. We were just passing through on our way further west, but were pleasantly surprised by the lake and nice trails (hiked Crow Creek to Mo Rocka to Shoreline the next morning). Pit toilets keep the less serious campers away and RV spots not right next to tents. Conveniently right in between Laramie and Cheyenne, but be warned that it is a half hour drive...Read More

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    Awesome- Loved it.

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    A beautiful day was spent hiking today, thank you!

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by Richard Hughes

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Wife & I volunteered @ Curt Gowdy from May to Sept of 2013. This was our first experience at volunteering in State Parks. We live in Florida, so were looking for a nice place to spend the summer away from the heat and humidity in Fl. Curt Gowdy SP met and exceeded all our expectations. We were trying to decide; was it the weather, the rock formations, the hiking and biking trail, beautiful lakes or the wonderful staff and campers we met that made our summer so enjoyable. We decided it was all of the above. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are planning on returning again this year May 2014.

Rick & Jan Hughes
"No Hurries! No Worries!

by Bridget Collins

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Tent camped in the North Causeway section on a Monday night in July. Still quite busy for a weeknight and most of the shaded sites were taken, but this one overlooked the lake with a few small trees. We were just passing through on our way further west, but were pleasantly surprised by the lake and nice trails (hiked Crow Creek to Mo Rocka to Shoreline the next morning). Pit toilets keep the less serious campers away and RV spots not right next to tents. Conveniently right in between Laramie and Cheyenne, but be warned that it is a half hour drive either way and restaurants close early.

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 38° F / 4° C
Humidity: 73 %
Wind: East - 3 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 29° F / -2° C
Humidity: 57 %
Wind: W - 29 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 38° F / 3° C
Humidity: 61 %
Wind: WSW - 21 MPH

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