Begins on Friday, June 19th (and look out each week this summer!)
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Training and Activities
- Training and Activities- Building Better Fires & Picking A Perfect Campsite
All ages welcome to please join us from 4 to 6 p.m. at Aspen Grove (please visit the visitor center, and ask for directions).
Basic GPS Course
The Basic GPS Course is designed to give students an introduction to basic GPS functions so the student can recreate with greater confidence.
Basic Map & Compass Course
The Basic Map and Compass Course is designed to give students the basic skills needed to use a map and compass to get around in the back country.
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.
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.