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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

Amenities/Activities

Amphitheater Archery Range
Bird Watching Boat Dock/Ramp
Boating Campsites*
Coin-op Showers Convenience Store
Drinking Water Dump Station
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.

Fees

Resident
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)
Non-resident
Daily Use
• parks - $6.00
• historic site - $4.00
• annual - $53.00
Overnight Camping
• night - $17.00 (includes daily use fee)
• annual - Not available

Planning a visit to Curt Gowdy State Park on Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd?

Trail Closed due to Archery Event - August 1st ALL DAY & August 2nd till 5pm.

All trails to Aspen Grove trail head are closed. Please do not cross this point as serious injury or death may occur. We appreciate your cooperation during this one time a year closure.

Questions? Please call 632-7946.

Visit Cheyenne Field Archers for more information about the Bow Hunter's Archery Event.

Stone Temple Mountain Bike Camp 2015

Click here for camp pictures & information.

The Summer Series

Begins on Friday, June 19th (and look out each week this summer!)

Free! View Flyer PDF Document

Training and Activities

  • Training and Activities
    - Building Better Fires & Picking A Perfect Campsite
  • S'mores!

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).

Upcoming Navigation Courses

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.

Course Dates:

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.

Course Dates:

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.

Curt Gowdy Non-Motorized Trails Map

Viewable Trails Map PDF Document
Printable Map Page 1 PDF Document
Printable Map Page 2 PDF Document
*New Crystal Reservoir Campsite Map PDF Document
*New Granite Reservoir Campsite Map PDF Document

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.

Recreational Use Report

Updates coming soon!

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.