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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
National Association Of State Park Directors
Wyoming State Parks
Historic Sites & Trails
Barrett Building, 4th floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323

Kids eXtreme

Every Kid in a Park

In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100 year anniversary, the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails is participating in the “Every Kid in a Park” campaign, a program that provides every fourth-grade student nationwide and their family free admission to more than 2,000 National Parks, as well as state parks and historic sites in the Cowboy State.

The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails in partnership with the Wyoming Office of Tourism, Wyoming Department of Education and other state and federal partners have produced and distributed coloring books to Wyoming fourth graders. The Wyoming State Park passes are available at SPHST visitor centers, fee booths and headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne, WY. The National Park passes are available at For more information check out the press release and Program Guidelines.

2015-16 “Every Kid in a Park” Program Guidelines

View Press Release

Coloring Book PDF Document


Think you know Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails?
Test Your State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Knowledge

Seminoe Activities Guide
Fort Fred Activities Guide
Currious about what to do at State Parks and Historic Sites?
Here is a few fun ideas that you can do at any of our parks or sites!
Print Activity List
State Parks
1. eXamine a stream side rock and look for aquatic insects.
2. eXert on a hike (to a waterfall).
3. eXcellerate down a hill on your bike or on a sled in the snow.
4. eXpel a rock over water
5. eXpress your creativity-draw a picture in the sand-add rocks to make a pattern
6. eXplore the dam or for tracks in the mud (or snow)
7. eXperience your echo or pine needle tea
8. eXpend energy chasing your shadow
9. eXhale next to a campfire or eXtinguish a campfire
10. eXplode with enthusiasm!
Historic Sites
1. eXperience a picnic in the grass.
2. eXpress your creativity- create a dandelion or clover chain
3. eXpend energy following a butterfly or bee
4. eXpand your brain- learn the names of 5 people important to the site/area/era
5. eXamine an artifact- what was it used for, who owned it, what do we use today for the same purpose
6. eXperience, through your imagination, being on a wagon train or hiding in a wagon box or fighting in a battle or cooking on the open prairie
7. eXperiment with a mud pie
8. eXpel a myth about Wyoming’s history
9. eXplain to a friend something new you learned
10. eXplode with enthusiasm

Upcoming Events for Kids Calendar
Curt Gowdy - Ice FIshing Tournament
Location: Granite Reservoir, Curt Gowdy State Park

Ice Fishing Tournament 2016

Location: Granite Reservoir, Curt Gowdy State Park
Date: February 6th, 2016
Time: 7am – 3pm

First 150 participants to check in at the event will be given a free lure provided by sponsors:
PK lures
Acme Tackle Company

NOTE: Entry Fee the day of the derby is $45.00 Adult and $25.00 Youth (under 18). To be eligible for prizes you must check in when you arrive for the derby. Fee's paid the day of the tournament will be received on a CASH ONLY basis.

Kids eXtreme Ice Festival
Location:  2301 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82002

Bring your family to see ice sculptures and to partake in some fun winter themed activities! Come bundled up in warm winter cloths as it can get pretty cold.

It is a free event put on by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails who have partnered with Visit Cheyenne.

***Weather permitting.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Spring Exploration
Location: Wyoming Territorial Prison 975 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070

TIme: Noon - 4 p.m.
• FREE event
• Come observe, explore and learn about plants, animals, birds, Kids’ in National Parks & more! National Environmental Education Week.

Dark Cells: Haunt or Hoax
Location: Wyoming Territorial Prison 975 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070

• Admission fees apply and reservations required 16 max.
• Night tour of Prison. Learn the science behind paranormal ghost hunts.
Ages 18 and older.

Time: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.


Current Programs

Jumior Rangers and
Jumior Historian Programs

Learn how you can become one.
Trees for Wyoming
A program for youth to respond to
the beatle devastation happening
in Wyoming. Get Involved
Youth Ambassador Program
See how you can share our passion for the outdoors to inspire others to get outside and enjoy the state parks.
Wyoming ORV Youth
Outreach Program
Learn how to become a safe
and responsible rider.