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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

Curt Gowdy State Park


Camping at Curt Gowdy State Park

Reservable: 35 *
Non-reservable: 104 *
Tent: 6 *
Total: 145 *
Hookups (electrical/water): 15 *
* Does not indicate availability

Campground Maps
Aspen Grove Camp Russell
Crystal East Crystal West
Curt Gowdy Overview Federal Bay
Happy Jack North Causeway
Sherman Hills South Causeway
Tumbleweeds Twin Bays
Twin Lakes Creek


Amphitheater Archery Range
Bird Watching Boat Dock/Ramp
Boating Campsites*
Coin-op Showers Convenience Store
Drinking Water Enclosed Lodge
Fishing Fishing Pier ADA
Group Picnic Shelter Hiking
Historical Features Hookups (Elec/Water)
Horse Facility Horseback Riding
Hunting Mountain Biking
Picnic Area Playground
Restrooms Shower Facility
Trails Trails ADA
Visitor Center Wildlife Viewing

* Please call the individual site for questions regarding RV length limits.


Daily Use
• parks - $4.00
• historic sites - $2.00
• annual - $33.00
Overnight Camping
• night - $10.00 (includes daily use fee)
• annual - $40.00 (does not include daily use fee)
Daily Use
• parks - $6.00
• historic site - $4.00
• annual - $53.00
Overnight Camping
• night - $17.00 (includes daily use fee)
• annual - Not available

Recreational Use Report

For the week of:
January 1st, 2017

Welcome to 2017 at Curt Gowdy State Park! We kicked it off in style on New Year’s Day with a huge get-together of almost 200 people at our Visitor’s Center. We enjoyed having old friends and new folks over for hot chocolate and snacks by the fireplace and then a two-mile hike in the spectacular winter sun. Others braved the ice to go fishing.

From talking to fishermen, the ice is still anywhere from 5”- 8” thick but we have some open holes from melt off. Entering the ice is at-your-own-risk. I had three fishermen at Crystal Reservoir tell me the fish did not want to play.

Due to what we offer, we’ve experienced a huge rise in visitors over the last few years. The Park’s campsites are routinely full by Friday afternoon come late May and we constantly have to turn people away that come up late expecting to find a campsite. We don’t like doing that but have no choice. Now is the time to make reservations for the summer especially if you are planning a group event. We have designated group sites and reservation sites next to each other for your convenience. In addition, so that you don’t drive up for nothing, feel free to call the Visitor’s Center who is constantly updated on availability.

As a reminder, it is winter and Road 101 to North Crow Reservoir tends to drift heavily, is not typically plowed and cell phone service is even more sparse. I have rescued numerous vehicles that had no business driving in during those conditions. In addition, any land off the road leading to the Park entrance there is private property which means you are not allowed to drive, hike or camp on it. Please be respectful of our neighbors.

Ranger Ara Maljian
Curt Gowdy State Park

Ranger Recreational Use Report

For the week of:
November 27th, 2016

After a long and fair-weathered Fall, Winter is finally sneaking in with intermittent snow but fishing is still available and Powerbait seems to be popular. The water along the Granite causeway is starting to freeze over and after this week’s frigid forecast I would expect more ice.

The water in the campsites has been turned off for the winter and I would remind everyone that there is a year-round 14-day limit on camping which means you are allowed to camp at a given State Park only 14 days within a 30 day period and the site is required to be occupied each night.

The trails have intermittent snow so be prepared especially along the north face. This year there are no official fat bike trails.

For the winter, our Visitor’s Center is now closed on Sunday and Monday but the lower bathrooms and showers are still open day and night.

Ara Maljian
Park Ranger
Curt Gowdy State Park

Stone Temple 8 Race Results!

Stone Temple 8 - Overall Details - Results By Journeyman Adventure Enterprises Excel File
Stone Temple Junior Race Results Excel File

Curt Gowdy Non-Motorized Trails Maps

*New - GEO PDF*** Curt Gowdy Trails Map - East PDF Document
*New - GEO PDF*** Curt Gowdy Trails Map - West PDF Document
Viewable Trails Map PDF Document
Printable Map West PDF Document
Printable Map East PDF Document
*New - GEO PDF*** Crystal Reservoir Campsite Map PDF Document
Crystal Reservoir Campsite Map PDF Document
*New - GEO PDF*** Granite Reservoir Campsite Map PDF Document
Granite Reservoir Campsite Map PDF Document

Stone Temple Mountain Bike Camp 2016

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About Curt Gowdy State Park

Curt Gowdy is located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 24 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. Take State Route 210 (Happy Jack Road) to County Road 106 .

Curt Gowdy State Park has seven sections of richly varied landscape, flora and fauna decorate the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. The beautiful attractions within Curt Gowdy State Park are near the crossroads of two major interstates, I-80 and I-25. There are three reservoirs, Granite, Crystal and North Crow. Granite offers excellent rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing as well as space for water sports. Crystal, the smallest of the reservoirs, has shoreline fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Also, enjoy boating while at Crystal (15 horsepower limit). North Crow Reservoir is located 5 miles west of the Headquarters Building. This is an unimproved fishing area. There are no picnic tables, water supply, comfort stations, and is day- use only-very natural. There are a limited number of reservable campsites at the Tumbleweed and Camp Russell campgrounds. Aspen Grove campground is next to a free public horse corral for those visitors who would like to camp with horses.

Within the park is Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register, and an amphitheater available for concerts, theater productions, and many other cultural activities. The area is one of low-lying meadows, gently rolling hills and massive steep granite formations. Wildlife abounds and bird watchers will be treated to a variety of non-native birds.

Granite Reservoir RV dump station closed

The RV Sanitary Dump Station at Granite Reservoir in Curt Gowdy State Park will be closed indefinitely.

With the success of internationally recognized trails and a new state of the art visitor center, visitation at Curt Gowdy State Park has been increasing over the years. This increase has impacted infrastructure like the RV dump station. The existing sanitary facility is no longer useable due to the systems leach field and holding tanks failing.

State staff is investigating alternative locations, future use, and design options with an emphasis on preserving water quality at Granite Reservoir.

Curt Gowdy State Park visitors are urged to plan on using nearby RV sanitary dump facilities located in Cheyenne at the Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center on High Plains Road, or in Laramie at the Wyoming Territorial Prison on Snowy Range Road.

Curt Gowdy State Park Visitor Center

Curt Gowdy Center

Hynds Lodge

The lodge is open from early May – Oct 1 each year. The building is open to large and small groups on a reservation-only basis. A covered porch, large kitchen, dining area, recreational and sleeping accommodations are all part of the lodge. We take required reservations for Hynds Lodge on the first working day of October for the next year by phone, starting at 7 a.m., please allow 45 days prior to your date for necessary paperwork. The costs are $150.00 Use fee per day, and $150.00 damage deposit.

Camping with Your Horse

Map, guidelines and riding area. To print map set your printer to letter landscape orientation.