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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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Curt Gowdy State Park Rev3Adventure Races

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Curt Gowdy State Park will provide the backdrop of three Rev3Adventure Races, including the beginning and ending of the world class Cowboy Tough 24 Hour Adventure Race, August 11-12.

The Cowboy Tough 24 Hour Adventure Race begins at Curt Gowdy’s Camp Russell Shelter at 12 p.m., August 11. The race is a 70-110 mile journey where competitors run, bike, paddle, and navigate their way around in an awesome Wyoming state park and more areas of Southeast Wyoming. The race ends at 12 p.m., August 12.

The two other races are the Curt Gowdy Sprint Adventure Race beginning at 10 a.m., August 12 at a distance of 6-20 miles and ending at 1:30 p.m. The ½ Day Adventure Race begins at 10 a.m. August 11 and ending at 6 p.m.

Race categories are soloist (male and female), two-person and three-person (male, female and co-ed).

Race, registration and volunteer information is available at www.cowboytoughwy.com.

 

   
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

 

State Parks schedules additional public meetings to discuss proposed fee increase

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July 19, 2018

Contact: Domenic Bravo, 307-777-6324

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            Several new meeting dates and locations have been added to take public comment on a proposed Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails fee increase.

            Public meetings are scheduled for:

            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 24 – Fort Bridger State Park, Museum, I-80, Exit 34, 6:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-782-3842

            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

            July 26 – Shoshoni Recreation District Building, 97 S. Maple St., Shoshoni; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-469-2234

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

 

Sinks Canyon State Park hosts guided cave adventure, Aug. 7-12

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July 19, 2018

Contact: Jamie Simonson, 307-332-6333

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            See the Popo Agie River flow underground while living the life of a spelunker during Kids Caving Extreme, a guided cave adventure exploring Sink’s Canyon State Parks's Boulder Choke Cave, Aug. 7-12.

            Tours times each day are 10 – 11:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. with a limit of 10 participants per time slot. Helmets and lights are provided, however participants are encouraged to bring light gloves, old clothes and sturdy shoes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

            Tours will leave on time and a caving liability form for each participant must be filled out at the Visitor Center and signed by a parent or guardian.

            The cave is visitor friendly and while there are some areas where participant will need to be on their knees, most of the cave is accessible on foot.

            The cave tours are free; however participants must be registered in advance.

            For more information, please call Sinks Canyon State Park at 307-332-6333.

 

 

   
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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