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Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we've got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks.

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State Parks Hosts Series of Public Meetings Regarding Proposed Fee Increases

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 A series of public meeting are scheduled at various locations in Wyoming to take public comment on a proposed Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails fee increase.

            Public meetings are scheduled for:

            July 17 – Wyoming State Museum; 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-777-6323

            July 18 – Sheridan County Library; 335 W. Alger St., Sheridan6:30-8:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-674-4589

            July 19 – Campbell County Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette6:30–8 p.m.; for more information, 307-674-4589

            July 23 – Buffalo Bill State Park, Shreve Lodge, 4192 N. Fork Highway, Cody6:30-8 p.m.; for more information, 307-469-2234

            July 25 – Wheatland, First State Bank Conference Center, 1405 16th St., 7 p.m.; for more information, 307-836-2334

            July 25 – Casper, Wyoming Game and Fish Office, Pronghorn Room, 3030 Energy Lane, 6-7:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-320-3013

Other meetings are currently in the planning stages and will be announced later.

New legislation in 2017 required Wyo Parks to set its fees in rules and allowed for fee increases within maximum amounts set by law.  In 2017, Wyo Parks established rules to set fees but did not raise entrance and camping fees.

Last year, Wyo Parks conducted a series of visitor surveys to gather opinions regarding existing fees, the possibility of an increase and how much of an increase was supported.

More than 1,800 responses were tabulated. Of those, 80 percent of respondents were in support of a system-wide increase of daily use fees, 77 percent supported a system-wide increase of daily camping fees, 73 percent were in support of system-wide increase of annual daily use permit fees and 70 percent supported a system-wide increase of annual camping permit fees.

Wyo Parks also looked at similar state park systems in the region and found that Wyoming’s fees are among the lowest in the region.

Some of the proposed fee changes include:

The fees for “off season” (October 1 through April 30) will not change from existing fee amounts, however, fees during “peak season” (May 1 through September 30) will increase as follows:

Residents will see a $2 a day use fee increase and a $3 camping fee increase.  They will also see a $7 increase for the purchase of an annual day use permit and a $10 increase for an annual camping permit.  Additional annual day use and camping permits will increase by $5 and $8 respectively.

Non-residents will see a $3 day use fee increase and a $5 camping fee increase.  They will also see a $17 increase for the purchase of an annual day use permit.  Non-residents will continue to be ineligible for annual camping permits.  Additional annual day use permits will increase by $14. 

The daily fee for use of a site with electricity will increase by $5.

Historic site fees will increase by $1 per adult and the amount charged for tour buses will increase by $2 per adult.  Children will continue to enjoy free entrance.

People wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed rules can do so by contacting State Parks Headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue, Barrett Building, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002, attn.: Christie Christensen; by calling 307-777-7496; via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.

 

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Friday Nights by the Fire: Sinks Canyon State Park Program Focuses on South Pass City

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 Sinks Canyon State Park hosts a historical, educational and entertaining evening titled “A Blast from South Pass(t),” July 27 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Sawmill Campground/

Jon Lane, from South Pass City State Historic Site will discuss the once bustling gold mining town.

The evening will also feature games, campfires, s’mores and more. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Visit the Sinks Canyon State Park Facebook page or call 307-332-6333 for more details.

 

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Trail End hosts Relaxing 'Summer Evening at the Mansion'

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Enjoy a relaxing evening sitting in the shade listening to music, enjoying a picnic dinner or playing an exciting game of badminton in the thick, cool grass during the Summer Evening at the Mansion event on Wednesday, July 25 from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Trail End State Historic Site.

 

The evening’s activities feature badminton and croquet on the lawn, plus cookies and lemonade provided by the Trail End Guilds. The public is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy this family-friendly event.

 

Free admission to the Kendrick Mansion will also be available during those hours with staff and volunteers on hand to answer your questions.

 

For more information, contact Trail End at 307-674-4589. The Kendrick Mansion is located on the grounds of the Trail End State Historic Site, 400 Clarendon Avenue in Sheridan.

 

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

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