Glendo State Park
Monday, June 27, 2016
Water levels begin to decline at Glendo, plenty of camp sites available
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Rising waters not adversely affecting Glendo recreation
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Favorable conditions expected at Glendo State Park over Memorial Day weekend
Thursday, May 19, 2016
High water not adversely affecting Glendo State Park
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Glendo State Park Road project to cause delays
Friday, May 29, 2015
Glendo State Park closes lower campsites, Indian Point Road due to high water
Friday, May 29, 2015
Water Levels increasing at Glendo
Monday, April 13, 2015
Most Glendo Reservoir ramps and docks currently useable
Friday, March 27, 2015
Glendo State Park Two Moon Campground improved
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Improvements underway at south end of Glendo State Park
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Motorized vehicle restrictions lessened at Glendo State Park
Friday, May 24, 2013
Visitors could experience delays across Glendo Dam
* Please call the individual site for questions regarding RV length limits.
Group Picnic Shelter
• parks - $4.00
• historic sites - $2.00
• annual - $33.00
• night - $10.00 (includes daily use fee)
• annual - $40.00 (does not include daily use fee)
• parks - $6.00
• historic site - $4.00
• annual - $53.00
• night - $17.00 (includes daily use fee)
• annual - Not available
Glendo, Guernsey state parks to observe fire bans
Due to the recent warm and dry weather Platte County has implemented a county-wide fire ban.
In accordance with the county’s ban, Glendo and Guernsey State Parks have implemented fire bans.
All fires including those in approved park provided rings are prohibited. Gas and charcoal grills are allowed as long as they have a lid. These types of grills must be attended during their use. Smoking is prohibited unless in a closed vehicle.
This fire ban is expected to remain in effect for the remainder of the season. Visitors are also reminded that possession of fireworks is prohibited on a permanent basis in all of Wyoming State Parks.
Glendo and Guernsey are still experiencing excellent water levels and park officials are still encouraging the public to visit the parks and enjoy the many recreational opportunities that exist.
Glendo Daily Updates
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View latest "Glendo Daily Update" Report (7/13/2016)
➤Park Campground Closures
Park Campground Closures:
- Indian Point Campground
- Broken Arrow Campground
- Burnt Wagon Campground
- Muddy Bay Campsites
- Elk Horn
- Gravel Point
➤Water System Closures
Water System Closures:
- Water system at Cottonwood/Sandy Beach is not operational without power.
- All shelters available for use
➤Day Use Area Closures
Day Use Area Closures:
- Nine day use only sites at Sandy Beach have been affected by high water levels. The tables from these day use sites were used to create new temporary campsites.
- Indian point boat ramp.
- Elk Horn Boat Ramp
➤ Boaters urged to watch for debris at State Parks
Watercraft users are reminded to be vigilant in looking for driftwood, logs, trees and hazards that may be hidden under the water’s surface. Rapid runoff during this time of year can result in a variety of objects flowing into the state’s reservoirs; objects that can cause damage to a watercraft or motor.
There are still opportunities for great boating and fishing at Wyoming’s State Parks, but by watching out for debris in the water, watercraft users can ensure that the trip to the lake or reservoir isn’t a costly one.
Ranger Recreational Use Report
For the week of:
July 17th, 2016 thru July 23rd, 2016
We lake level is slowly going down however, we will not see a tremendous change in available sites for some time due to the ground saturation. Be sure to check the list on the fee booths to see what sites are closed at this time as they are unsafe because of the instability of the trees. The weather is calling for mainly sunny skies this week so bring your sunscreen. Fishing is still hit and miss..
The mountain biking trails are tremendous and the camping is awesome as the park is very pretty this time of year. We will be having a campfire talk this Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Two Moons Shelter. This will be put on by a local rancher and will discuss the history surrounding his ranch.
The camping areas in Indian Point, Broken Arrow, Burnt Wagon and Muddy Bay are still closed as is the road so there is no camping in those areas. Please do not pass the road closed signs as we are strictly enforcing the closures so the roads do not get severely damaged. Thank you for your cooperation. Glendo State Park has a FIRE BAN in Effect so there can be no open fires in the Park and no smoking outside and enclosed vehicle.
A friendly reminder of some park rules that are violated quite consistently:
Glendo Park Law Enforcement will be strictly enforcing these rules this summer so please let your friends and family know. We want your use of the park to be enjoyable and with everyone adhering to the rules then everyone is able to have a good time.
Please no glass containers outside of your vehicle or camper while on the park.
All pets must be on a leash at all times while in the park.
All campers must occupy the site nightly.
Saving of sites is not allowed.
- Quiet hours from 10pm to 6am. No generators or electronics running outside of the camper during this time.
Please stop at either the main fee booth or at the fee canisters and purchase your permits if you do not have an annual permit. There are several fee canisters that you can use if you don’t enter the park at the main site so you can stop and pay fees if you don’t have annual permits. Permits are being strictly enforced as well so please insure you have your permit. Please be sure to place your receipt in the window of your vehicle on the driver’s side so it can be easily seen. Also be sure to remove your past year annual permits and just use the current year and place it in the lower left portion of your windshield. Thank you for the assistance with that.
Wishing you all a wonderful time while recreating at Glendo State Park.
Lt. David Graves
About Glendo State Park
Glendo State Park is one of southern Wyoming’s most popular boating parks. It offers visitors water-skiing, fishing and other water- based activities. Fishing is so good that Glendo has several fish records. Day-use and overnight facilities feature improved campsites, comfort stations, tables and grills. A commercial concession at the reservoir provides visitors with complete marina services, motel units and fishing equipment.
Glendo State Park is quickly becoming a trails destination. Since 2010, Glendo State Park has established over 40 miles of diverse non-motorized trails stretching from the Marina to Sandy Beach. This year we plan to create another 5 miles of trail in the southern end of the park.
Glendo Non-Motorized Trails Maps
*New - GEO PDF*** Glendo Trails Map - North
*New - GEO PDF*** Glendo Trails Map - South
Viewable Trails Map
Printable Map Page 1
Printable Map Page 2
History of Glendo Dam
Few issues in the arid West are as contentious or complicated as water rights. Wyoming and Nebraska tangled over rights to the North Platte River as early as the 1880s, leading to disputes that on occasion ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court. Click here to learn more.
Red Hills and Waters Point: Camping areas have some shade trees and close access to the lake with a rock and gravel shoreline. There is a protected bay for tying boats. Grounds are not very level, and sites are exposed to the wind. Approximately 45 sites.
Reno Cove: Boat launching area has limited camping area and a few shade trees. Close access to lake with a rock and mud shoreline. There is a protected bay for tying boats. Grounds are not level, and sites are exposed to wind. Approximately 30 sites.
Custer Cove, Soldier Rock and Colter Bay: Camping areas have shade trees and close access to lake with a mud and rock shoreline. The bay is protected for tying boats. Some level sites offer fair protection from the wind. Approximately 40 sites.
Whiskey Gulch and Sagebrush: Large camping areas along the south side of a large bay with good access to the shoreline of mud and gravel. There are shade trees and lots of grass. Level sites with good wind protection and some protected areas for tying boats. Approximately 100 sites.
Two Moon: Our largest and best camping area has many pine trees for shade and wind protection. It’s located on a bluff overlooking the lake with no access to the shoreline by foot. Most sites are level with paved roads through the area. Approximately 200 sites.
Sandy Beach:This area is large with many trees above the high waterline. There are approximately two miles of sandy beach for swimming, waterskiing, etc. However, all vehicles, including campers, are no longer allowed on the beach. There are a limited number of reservable campsites. New camping areas were recently built away from the shoreline. No protection for tying boats. Room enough here for hundreds, sometimes crowds in the thousands. This campground was completely renovated between 2005-2007.
Elk Horn: The boat launching area has limited camping spaces with some shade trees. Close access to lake with a mud shoreline. The boat ramp is a short season ramp normally unusable in early July due to receding water levels. Approximately 20 sites.