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Finding your perfect vacation spot has never been easier!

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.

If making a splash is more your style, we've got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs . Once you're done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park. 

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Buffalo Bill State Park celebrates Great Dam Day

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August 16, 2017

Contact: Leslie Slater Wilson, 307-527-6076

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            Buffalo Bill State Park and the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center and Wild West Paddle Club will host this year’s annual Great Dam Day August 19th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center located 6 miles west of Cody on HWY 14/16/20.

In addition to the events planned at the visitor center, there will be different interpretive learning stations located between the dam and Hayden Arch Bridge with kayak races in the river below.  The walk is two miles total from the visitor center to Hayden Arch bridge, but you don’t need to do all of that walking on your own!  Backroads Jeep Rental will be assisting folks in going up and down the steep grade.  Fat Racks BBQ and beverages will be available for purchase at the visitor center.  Also, the day use fee will be waived at Buffalo Bill State Park.

Buffalo Bill Dam was completed in 1910 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Buffalo Bill Dam was the tallest dam in the world upon completion. Construction began in 1904 and work was dangerous, difficult and tedious. The completed water storage supplies four irrigation districts encompassing over 93,000 acres of farmland. Youth and adults alike will find the views and history fascinating.

Staff and volunteers will be on-site to answer questions and provide assistance. The event is open and free to the public.

 For any questions, please contact the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center Manager, Leslie Slater Wilson at (307) 527-6076.

   
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

 

Glendo State Park hosts special Eclipse programming

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August 8, 2017

Contact: Brian Johnson, 307-735-4433

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            In addition to providing one of the best places to view the upcoming Great American Eclipse, Glendo State Park will provide a variety of astronomy, physics, mathematics and science based programming beginning August 18.

            Most of the programming will be held at the Bennett Hill Campground and Two Moon Group Shelter and provided by professors from Millikin University (Decatur, Ill.) Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, National Solar Observatory and NASA.

            In addition to the special programming, Glendo State Park will prove to be a prime viewing area of the Eclipse since it is located in the “Area of Totality.” Also, Glendo State Park is an area void of light pollution enhancing the viewing of the Eclipse.

Visitors to Glendo State Park are encouraged to come to the park early as the first-come, first-serve campgrounds will fill up quickly. Day Use areas will be available for Eclipse viewing.

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Sierra Trading Post is the title sponsor of the Wyoming State Parks special Eclipse programming and will be handing out free eclipse glasses at event locations.

On Saturday, the Town of Glendo will hold a street dance from 7 p.m. to midnight featuring Wyoming’s own Jalen Crossland, and a vendor’s marketplace. Additionally, the Wyoming State Fair in nearby Douglas concludes during Eclipse weekend.

For a list and information about the special Eclipse programming at Glendo and other Wyoming state parks, please visit http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/learn/solar-eclipse-event.

   
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

 

Boysen State Park hosts special Eclipse programming

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August 8, 2017

Contact: John Bass, 307-876-2796

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            A series of Star Gazing and Solar Viewing programs beginning August 18 are featured at Boysen State Park during the Great American Eclipse weekend.

            All of the programs will take place at the Tough Creek Campground and Lakeside Area.

            In addition to the special programming, Boysen State Park will prove to be a prime viewing area of the Eclipse since it is located in the “Area of Totality.” Also, Boysen State Park is an area void of light pollution enhancing the viewing of the Eclipse.

Visitors to Boysen State Park are encouraged to come to the park early as the first-come, first-serve campgrounds will fill up quickly. Day Use areas will be available for Eclipse viewing.

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Sierra Trading Post is the title sponsor of the Wyoming State Parks special Eclipse programming and will be handing out free eclipse glasses at event locations.

For a list and information about the special Eclipse programming at Boysen and other Wyoming state parks, please visit http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/learn/solar-eclipse-event.

   
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

 

Wyoming State Parks & Historic sites offer over 40 different Activities & Amenities. Including: fishing, camping, biking, boating...