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Glendo State Park

 

Camping at Glendo State Park

Reservable: 87 *
Non-reservable: 332 *
Tent: 16 *
Total: 435 *
Hookups (electrical/water): 0 *
* Does not indicate availability

Campground Maps
Sandy Beach Dune Sandy Beach Dune with Legend
Sandy Beach Willow Two Moon East
Two Moon West

Amenities/Activities

Beach Boat Dock/Ramp
Boating Campsites*
Convenience Store Drinking Water
Dump Station Fishing
Group Picnic Shelter Hunting
Marina Mountain Biking
Picnic Area Playground
Restrooms Swimming
Trails

* 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

Ranger Recreational Use Report

For the week of:
August 14th, 2016 thru August 20th, 2016

The lake level will be dropping this week as they will be refilling Guernsey from August 15th-18th. This will cause the lake to drop fairly quickly so be sure if you moor your boat in the water that you keep it out far enough so it doesn’t get grounded. Cleanup operations are underway and we have opened a few more sites in the Sandy Beach area. Maintenance is still in the process of cleaning up additional sites so please check the list at the fee booth to make sure the site you are in is not a closed site. Fishing is starting to pick up some. The mountain biking trails are tremendous and the camping is very good in spite of the Fire Ban.

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:

  • 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.

Glendo Park Law Enforcement will be strictly enforcing these rules this summer so please let your friends and family know. We are still seeing several dogs off leash and glass container violations and will be upgrading the enforcement of those violations. Please be aware of and follow the rules. We want your use of the park to be enjoyable and with everyone adhering to the rules then everyone will be able to have a good 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.

Please enjoy your time while recreating at Glendo State Park.

Happy Trails,
Lt. David Graves

Glendo Daily Updates - Campsite & Other Park Statuses

Glendo Daily Update -- August 11th, 2016 PDF Document

Glendo, Guernsey state parks to observe fire bans

Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016
Contact: Brian Johnson

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.

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 PDF Document
*New - GEO PDF*** Glendo Trails Map - South PDF Document
Viewable Trails Map PDF Document
Printable Map Page 1 PDF Document
Printable Map Page 2 PDF Document

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.

Camping

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.