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Guernsey State Park

 

Park News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Guernsey State Park's Lake Shore Drive construction begins
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Guernsey Silt Run delayed
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Guernsey's Anything That Floats race Saturday

Camping at Guernsey State Park

Reservable: 120 *
Non-reservable: 96 *
Tent: 24 *
Total: 240 *
Hookups (electrical/water): 16 *
* Does not indicate availability

Campground Maps
Cottonwood Cove Fish Canyon Cove
Gurnsey Yurts Campground Long Canyon
Overview Sandy Beach
Sandy Cove Sandy Point

Amenities/Activities

Beach Bird Watching
Boat Dock/Ramp Boating
Campsites* Coin-op Showers
Drinking Water Dump Station
Fishing Group Picnic Shelter
Hiking Hookups (Elec/Water)
Museum Picnic Area
Playground Restrooms
Swimming Trails
Visitor Center Volksmarch
Yurts

* 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


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Updated: May 5th, 2016

As you can see, the Bureau of Reclamation has begun letting water out. Going down by the power plant allows some great photos of the spillway and water as it flows downstream. If you are close enough, you can feel the spray coming across and the roar of the water can be heard from a long ways off. Parking in the large parking lot for the dam will give you access to the stone steps leading to Red Cliff Trail. Follow this trail a short distance get a great view of the back of the spillway. You can also see the old portion of the power plant as well. Fishermen have been taking Walleye out of this area over the past week.

You can launch your boat from any of the ramps, and have the lake almost to yourself. It may still be chilly on the water, so bring along a jacket. Now is the perfect time to be out on the water.

Phil Martindale
Park Ranger

Announcement - Guernsey Reservoir Silt Run, Updated

View News Release - Reclamation Managing Water in the WestPDF Document

A silt run may take place in July...

Brief history of Guernsey Reservoir

Click here to see a brief history of Guernsey and historic photo albums.

History of Guernsey Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has constructed a number of dams on the North Platte River, including the historic Guernsey Dam, completed in July 1927. Click here to learn more.

About Guernsey State Park

Guernsey State Park provides seven campgrounds. Five are around the lake. All campgrounds include comfort stations, picnic tables, fire grills and drinking water. We also have a trailer dump station located at the south entrance to Guernsey State Park. This park provides the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. Built by the CCC, the Guernsey Museum, the Castle and Brimmer Point are available to explore. The museum is perched on a high cliff, overlooking the water. The building itself is made of hand hewn timbers and hand forged iron. The roof is framed with the timbers and covered with split cedar shakes, and the floors were formed by pieces of smooth flagstone. The Castle, with its giant fireplace and winding steps, leads to an observation area for a spectacular view of the park.

An extensive network of trails was originally planned and partially built during the operation of the CCC camps. Ever since that time hiking and trail use has been a major feature at Guernsey State Park. Approximately ten miles of CCC trails have been restored on the park. Starting point for the trail system is at the Brimmer Point turnoff. The trail system consists of several loops which provide a variety of scenic views of the park, reservoir and the dam. Most of the trails are moderately physically demanding.

The Oregon Trail was one of the primary routes used by the immigrants' westward migration across the plains from 1841 to 1869. Today, in many parts of Wyoming, remnants of The Oregon Trail can still be seen. Some of the best examples are the "ruts"; located just 1/2 mile south of the town of Guernsey, off Highway 26.

Register Cliff located two miles southeast of Guernsey provided travelers with a "chalkboard" where they placed their names for those who followed. The landmark still remains much the way it looked to pioneers on wagon trains journeying West.