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Welcome to Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails

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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Fort Bridger to Host Treaty of 1868 Commemoration on July 3

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Contact: Chris Floyd, 307-782-3842

Fort Bridger State Historic Site is partnering with members of the Eastern Shoshone and Shoshone-Bannock tribal nations to host a commemoration of the Treaty of 1868 on its 151st anniversary.  The public is invited to attend this free event.

Activities will begin at sunrise on July 3, with a traditional Native prayer ceremony and singing, followed by a reading of the treaty in three languages: Shoshone, Bannock, and English.

"It is important that we recognize the anniversary of the Treaty of 1868 each year, because it continues to influence events in Wyoming and Idaho today," said Chris Floyd, District Manager for Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails.  “For example, the treaty made the news recently as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision involving tribal hunting rights on federal lands.”

As the construction of the transcontinental railroad moved farther west in 1868, the federal government sought to remove any Native claims to lands in its path.

On July 3 of that year, leaders of the Shoshones and the Bannocks met at Fort Bridger and agreed to the terms of the treaty, which among other things would soon establish the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho.  

The new reservations were significantly smaller than the 44 million acres that had been agreed upon in a treaty only five years earlier. 

The 1868 treaty was one of the last to be ratified by the U.S. Senate and it still provides a legal foundation under the federal constitution for the two tribal nations today. 

Among the signers of the treaty at the fort were Chief Washakie of the Eastern Shoshones, Chief Tagee of the Bannocks, and peace commissioner Major General C.C. Augur.

"We welcome the Shoshones and Bannocks as they return to Fort Bridger again this year to mark the treaty anniversary," Floyd said.

The event is sponsored by the Fort Bridger Historical Association and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ Language and Culture Department.

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Diane Corsick Featured at Sinks Canyon State Park Speaker Series

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Contact: Amanda Atkinson, 307-332-6333

A presentation by Diane Corsick is featured during the Sinks Canyon State Park Speaker Series, June 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sawmill Shelter.

Corsick is a four-season, almost daily hiker to Sinks Canyon State Park! She is a motivational speaker, performing and recording artist and published songwriter.

As a lifelong learner, she integrates her practice and experience with the natural world as a photographer, poet, conservationist, dancer and seeker of wonder and beauty.

She is excited to share "I AM THAT TOO: A Model for Deep Listening through the Arts and Humanities", based on her Master's thesis, which may serve as a channel of peace for you and our greater interconnected community.

Sinks Canyon State Park is located at six miles southwest of Lander on Hwy. 131.

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Wyoming State Parks Benefits from Various Partnerships

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Contact: Nick Neylon, 307-431-4866

Wyoming State Parks is proud of the many partnerships we offer as part of our mission to improve communities and enrich lives. Throughout the state, our parks and historic sites partner with multiple Girl and Boy Scout troops, 4H chapters, military and veterans organizations, religious organizations, and a multitude of non-profit groups. Through the Every Kid in a Park program, we offer an opportunity for every Wyoming fourth-grade student to experience part of their cultural and natural heritage.

We reach our citizens who have specific interests by offering programs focused on topics like camping, hunting, fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking, and many others. Our historic sites offer hundreds of programs and tours throughout the year in an effort to ensure that the story of our proud history is preserved and shared. Recently we offered a learn-to-camp program for a population that would not otherwise have the resources or expertise to do so. With the help of our generous private and corporate sponsors, these families were able to keep the camping gear they used and learned with.  

Our latest partnership with the National Outdoor Leadership School and Wyoming Equality will provide an outdoor adventure opportunity for LGBTQ students from around the state. The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Camp is an opportunity for Wyoming GSA students to backpack seven days in the Wind River Wilderness and then spend four days completing service projects in Sinks Canyon State Park. The GSA Camp will run from August 4-14, and there is no cost for students to attend.

Inspired by the work of programs like OUT There Adventures and the Venture Out Program, GSA Camp is a continuation of our commitment to ensure that LGBTQ youth and allies are welcomed into our parks and leave with skills and competencies that will enrich their lives.

The health benefits of being outdoors are becoming more mainstream. A recent university study has shown that participating in outdoor recreation reduced PTSD symptoms by 29%.  We are currently partnering with ParkRX to work with doctors so they can prescribe visiting a state park.

“There are dozens of studies that confirm the mental health benefits of being outside and connecting with nature,” said Nick Neylon, Deputy Administrator for WYOPARKS, “and that experience is even more critical for this part of our constituency.”

The suicide rate among Wyoming teens is twice the national average, and according to the Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming High School students who self-identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are three times more likely to consider or attempt suicide than heterosexual students.

Wyoming State Park's participation in this program is supported by generous donations from people and foundations who support our youth programming and education efforts.

For more information about the GSA camp, please contact Ammon Medina of Wyoming Equality at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are interested in partnership opportunities with Wyoming State Parks, please contact us at wyoparks.org.

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