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Ft. Phil Kearny State Historic Site Hosts Annual Kids' Pheasant Hunt

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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site hosts the Fifth Annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on November 25-26. 

The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills, and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic Fort grounds. 

Hunters will launch at two times during each day: 8:30 a.m. in the morning and 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. All parties must include a minimum of one youth hunter and a maximum of one adult hunter. Additional adults are encouraged to accompany the party but will not be allowed to hunt. 

Hunters wishing to participate in the Kids’ Hunt are encouraged to call Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center at 307-684-7629 to sign up with a staff person or leave a message with desired hunt time and day.  Hunters may also call or text 307-620-0331 to register. Birds are released before the event and space is limited.

The event is an opportunity for adults to demonstrate good hunting practices while making the youth experience a priority.  “Wyoming Game and Fish has been an excellent partner in providing this opportunity for hunters,” says Misty Stoll, Fort Phil Kearny Superintendent.  “We love to keep this weekend open for kids to have the time and space they need to really get after a bird!”

Those wishing to register on the day of the hunt should arrive at 8 a.m. to register for the morning hunt and 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon hunt.  All hunters must have valid licenses and conservation stamps. 

Cost is $2 per adult for Wyoming Residents and $4 per adult for Out-Of-State Hunters.  Hunters ages 17 and under will hunt free.  The Annual Fort Phil Kearny Kids’ Hunt is made possible by a partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish Department. 

 

Fort Phil Kearny State History Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd in Banner, Wyoming.  For more information (307) 684-7629.

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site Hosts Holiday Light Show

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Come celebrate the holiday season with a synchronized light and music show at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, in Laramie.

Experience the “Magic of Lights”, a dazzling show of more than 10,000 lights, 20 displays synchronized to favorite holiday songs making it one of the largest light shows in the area.

Running from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. nightly, November 24 through December 31, it can be viewed from the comfort of your own car in the Territorial Prison’s spacious parking lot. Listeners tune in to 99.5 FM.

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“State Parks’ mission is to Impact Communities and Enrich Lives,” Site Supervisor Deborah Amend said. “With this gift from us to the community, we want to give joy, make memories for families, and become a holiday tradition for years to come.” 

A new piece is added each year to the display – come out and see for yourselves!

The display is made possible by our sponsors, the Wyoming Territorial Prison Park Historic Association and Fremont Electric.

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Historic Governors' Mansion Schedules Public Holiday Photo Sessions

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As part of this year’s Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion “Tinsel Through Time: A Night Before Christmas” celebration, the public can schedule to have their Holiday photos taken at the Mansion.

This is an opportunity for the public to take their family photos in front of the mansion’s wonderful holiday décor. The public is invited to schedule 25-minute photo sessions on November 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or November 12, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Cost is $95 and includes five digital images. Please call the mansion at 777-7878 to schedule.

This year’s Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion annual “Tinsel Through Time: The Night Before Christmas” event features collections related to the poem by Clement C. Moore and holiday décor through the ages.

This year’s festivities begin with an opening reception on November 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features entertainment and refreshments. The exhibit continues through December 23Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 24.

Also, visit the Historic Governors’ Mansion website at wyoparks.org to RSVP for a variety of holiday events including two new “Craft in a Flash” offerings and Children’s Holiday Teas. All event are free and open to the public.

Tinsel Through Time: The Night before Christmas is sponsored by Trader’s Shopper’s Guide, Wyoming State Parks and Visit Cheyenne.

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Guernsey State Park hosts Second Annual Moonlight Hayride, Nov. 4

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The Second Annual Guernsey State Park “Moonlight Hayride” is scheduled for Nov. 4. The only cost of the hayride is a State Parks daily use permit ($4 resident, $6 non-resident.)

The two-hour hayride begins at park headquarters at 7 p.m. (loading begins at 6:30 p.m.) and travels along Lakeside Drive to Long Canyon Campground on the north end of the park. Once at Long Canyon Campground, riders will unload briefly for refreshments before heading back to headquarters.

Due to the popularity of this event, interested parties are asked to call Guernsey State Parks headquarters at 307-836-2334. Please leave name, contact information and number of persons attending.

Riders are urged to dress for weather conditions.

 

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Plans for Historic Governors' Mansion "Tinsel Through Time" Event Underway

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Plans are currently underway for this year’s Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion annual “Tinsel Through Time: The Night Before Christmas” event featuring collections related to the poem by Clement C. Moore and holiday décor through the ages.

This year’s festivities begin with an opening reception on November 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features entertainment and refreshments. The exhibit continues through December 23Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to noonDec. 24.

Also, visit the Historic Governors’ Mansion website at wyoparks.org to RSVP for a variety of holiday events including two new “Craft in a Flash” offerings and Children’s Holiday Teas. All event are free and open to the public.

 Tinsel Through Time: The Night before Christmas is sponsored by Trader’s Shopper’s Guide, Wyoming State Parks and Visit Cheyenne.

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Fall is a great time to visit Glendo

The leaves are changing colors, massive flocks of migratory birds are stopping over on the reservoir on their way south, and the other wildlife species have come out of hiding now that park visitation has slowed down. If you don't have a set of binoculars please stop by the park office during business hours and check-out a free birding packpack. 

The walleye fishing has been really good for the past few weeks with a few anglers reporting walleye being caught over 27 inches long. Note that the boat ramps at Reno Cove and Whiskey Gulch are the only open ramps as of October 6th. The water level in the reservoir is rising a few inches per day. 

The mountain bike trails are in great condition. Please use your best judgement during rainy weather.

Reservations are not required for camping until May and there are electrical hook-ups in Two Moon, Reno Cove, and at Sandy Beach campground. Also, if you have not taken the opportunity to stay in one of the new yurts in Two Moon Campground you may want make a reservation and come spend the night (they have heaters installed). 

Most of the water systems have been winterized, so you will need to bring  your own water or fill your tanks at the dump station. 

Take advantage of these great outdoor recreational opportunities before winter sets in at the park. 

If you have any questions call 307-735-4433. 

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Wyoming Territorial Prison hosts Kids' Pumpkin Walk

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September 29, 2017

 

Contact:  Deborah Amend, 307.745.3733, Cell:  307.760.4914, E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kids’ Pumpkin Walk

Autumn means colder temperatures, leaves turning color and time for family fun at the 8thannual Kids’ Pumpkin Walk on October 7 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. 

Admission is Free but please bring a can food item that will be donated to the local food bank.

Gather your family and friends and come enjoy an afternoon filled with outdoor fun. Although costumes are optional, your pint-sized Spiderman or Cinderella will enjoy exploring and learning.  

Parents have commented, “My family had a wonderful time and were frankly amazed at all the different activities available…Wonderful community event!” 

“We love sharing this event with the community and watching people of all ages just having fun! Pumpkin Walk encourages families and children to laugh together and experience our site in a fun and unique way.” Says Site Superintendent, Deborah Amend. 

This year’s Pumpkin Walk is filled with activities for children, ages 12 years and younger, including a straw maze for the kids to twist and turn their way through; picking the perfect pumpkin from the patch to decorate with sticker fun; hay wagon rides and Balloon Artists!

There will be games, prizes, treats, and food vendors on site.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Special thanks to our sponsors Bertha Ward Family, Laramie GM Auto Center and Wyoming Territorial Park Historic Association for making this event possible. 

Event will be held regardless of weather.  For more information contact Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site 307-745-3733, follow us on Facebook or visit www.wyomingterritorialprison.com  979 Snowy Range Rd., Laramie, WY.

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Wyoming State Parks celebrates 'Bike Your Park Day'

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September 25, 2017

Contact: Nick Neylon, 307-431-4866

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            Experience Wyoming’s State Parks on two wheels during “Bike Your Park Day,” September 30, a national event that encourages people to discover parks by bicycle.

            This is a Wyoming State Parks Kids eXtreme event. Free admission is granted to

kids, their parents and other adults who participate in Bike Your Park Day.

            Paarticipants are invited to ride at any Wyoming State Park in celebration of Bike Your Park Day, however two venues, Medicine Lodge and Fort Bridger, have scheduled special rides.

            Last year, more than 11,000 people in all 50 states and 10 countries participated in the inaugural Bike Your Park Day. Adventure Cycling Association, a nonprofit bicycling organization, coordinates the event nationally and expects an increased turnout compared to last year’s event.

            Riders, especially minors are encouraged to wear bike helmets.

            Details for special Bike Your Park Day events at various Wyoming State Parks will be made available in the near future. Information about these rides will be available on the Wyoming State Parks website www.wyoparks.org.

Several Wyoming State Parks, Curt Gowdy, Glendo and Guernsey, offer many miles of trails suitable for mountain and fat bike riding year round and are popular destinations throughout the year.

The two Wyoming State Parks hosted rides are:

Fort Bridger – “Tour De Fort,” 10 a.m., Two Mile Ride through History at Fort Bridger, children 12 and younger who complete the closed course receives a prize, refreshments provided at the end of the course, course closes at noon, free admission.

 

Medicine Lodge  -- Rock Art Ride, all ages welcome, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., meet at park headquarters (Red Barn), 1 mile loop through campground ending with guided rock art tour, free stickers for all participants, loaners will be available at park headquarters for those without a bike.

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

Firewood available at Sandy Beach

 
Do you need firewood for the winter? There is a large pile of cottonwood logs available near Sandy Beach Campground at Glendo State Park that was removed in the spring of 2017 during a tree trimming project. Most of the wood is cut into  8 to 10 foot logs. If you are needing firewood for personal use, come on out to the park and help yourself to as much wood as you need. 
 
The firewood is free, however you are more than welcome to leave a donation. A donation canister has been placed by the wood pile and all donations will stay at Glendo State Park.
 

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