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Hot Springs State Park Recruiting Legend Rock Volunteers

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Hot Springs State Park is recruiting volunteers to work at Legend Rock State Archaeology Site this summer. 

The site is open every day from May 1 to September 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The site is set up for a camp host with water, sewer and electricity. Volunteers can use their own RV/camper or use a State Parks provided 25 ft. trailer.

Volunteers can commit to one week, one month or two months. Site hosts will work five days a week and open and close the site and visitor center. They will also be responsible for cleaning the restroom and the grounds.

An orientation will be given to the volunteers so they are familiar with the history and the rock art that is associated with this very unique area.  The visitor center is air conditioned.

Day volunteers are also needed to fill in for the camp host when they have their days off.  If interested, please call Kevin Skates at 307-921-2057 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

   
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

 

Curt Gowdy State Park hosts ice fishing tournament

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Contact: Curt Gowdy State Park, 307-632-7946

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Curt Gowdy State Park in partnership with Wyofishtourney.com is hosting an ice fishing tournament at Curt Gowdy State Park, February 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The tournament is scheduled at all three Curt Gowdy State Park reservoirs and features $2,500 in guaranteed cash prizes.

Cost of the tournament is $45 for adults and $25 for youth. Anglers must register to compete for prizes. Grand prize for adults is a $1,500 check and a $100 Sportsman’s Warehouse gift card for a youth.

Game fish and the corresponding reservoir is as follows:

  • Granite: Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, Brook, Perch                                               
  • Crystal: Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, Brook, Perch                                               
  • North Crow: Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown, Brook, Grayling, Splake, Tiger Muskie

More information, as well as the rules, are available at wyofishtourney.com. There is a contact us form on the website or contact Curt Gowdy State Park at 307-632-7946.

 

   
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

 

Keyhole State Park Holds Family Fishing Day

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A Family Fishing Day to benefit “Jason’s Friends”, a non-profit organization, is scheduled at Keyhole State Park beginning at 7 a.m.February 3.

A meeting at 7 a.m. at the Coulter Bay Boat Ramp kicks off the event with fishing lasting until noon. A BBQ lunch will be provided at noon with raffles and prizes starting at 2 p.m.

All Game and Fish and State Park rules will be in effect. Also, an ice fishing demonstration will be provided.

Please contact Keyhole State Park at 307-756-3596 with questions.

 

   
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 Pioneer Memorial Museum Begins Lighting Improvement Project

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The Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum (WPMM) will close select, individual galleries for lighting renovation from January 29 through March 2, and we will be completely closed from February 5-19.

This two-week total closure will only happen when we are working on the few areas that will effectively block off the rest of the building.

The WPMM will be replacing all of our fluorescent and incandescent lights with LED fixtures and installing motion sensors in all of the galleries.

Both measures will save on electricity bills, but more importantly help to protect the museum’s wonderful artifacts.

Museums measure how much visible light hits an item in what are called lux. The higher the number, the greater the intensity. In one gallery we measured 850 lux when it should be no higher than 50.

New safer, cost efficient lighting is critically needed for preserving our artifacts for generations to come, hopefully for the next “500 years”.

Please bear with us while we undergo this important change. We know that it will be inconvenient to some but will pay dividends in the conservation of our irreplaceable collections.

For any questions, please contact Superintendent Mel Glover at 307-359-8721 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

   
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

 

Two Moon Campground Changes

The campsite numbers in Two Moon Campground have been changed for 2018. The following table contains the old campsite number and the corresponding new number for you to reference when making a camping reservation on www.reserveamerica.com or over the phone at 877-996-7275. A new campground map has also been added to the reservation system for your convenience. If you have park specific questions for Glendo State Park call 307-735-4433.

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Boysen State Park Wild West Winter Carnival on the Horizon

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             Fishermen of all ages are encouraged to get ready for the Boysen State Park Wild West Winter Carnival, January 19-21.

            Compete for cash prizes by catching the largest Trout, Walleye, Ling, Perch or Crappie. Registration is $10 per person. Anglers must have a derby registration at weigh-in.

            Weigh-in begins at 8 a.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday. The weigh-in station is B & K Shoreline Stop. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday also at the B & K Shoreline Stop.

            Anglers are reminded to obey Wyoming Game and Fish Department rules and regulations and to adhere to safe ice fishing practices.

            Sponsors of the event are: Nick’s Welding; B & K Shoreline Stop; Ameri-Gas; Central Bank and Trust; Pepsi; Riverton Rocky Mountain Discount Sports; Canyon Fish Taxidermy; Boysen Lake Marina; Inberg Miller; Lucky Five Lounge; Liquor Shed; JCC Enterprises LLC; Jim Miller, Cheyenne; Industrial Linings; Sportsman’s Warehouse; Fast Lane; North Platte Walleye Unlimited; and Boysen State Park.

            For more information, please call Kathy Blair at 307-259-7486.

 

   
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

 

State Trails Advisory Council to Meet Jan. 19 in Dubois

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A meeting of the Wyoming Trails Advisory Council will be held, January 19, at 9 a.m. at the Headwaters Art and Conference Center in Dubois, WY.

Agenda items include discussion of land use planning, approval of Recreational Trails Program and the Trails OHV Partnership grants.  

The Wyoming State Trails Advisory Council is a ten-member recreational trail advisory committee appointed by the Governor to advise the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources regarding trail policies, functions and priorities.

            Persons with questions concerning the meeting are asked to call 777-6491.

 

   
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

 

State Parks' First Day Hikes Events See Record Numbers

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Despite bitter cold temperatures through much of the state, nearly 700 people participated in this year’s Wyoming State Parks sponsored First Day Hikes event.

Sixteen New Year’s Day guided hikes and walks were held at state park and historic site venues statewide in conjunction with similar hikes held in all 50 states; a part of the America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative.

The seventh consecutive year Wyoming has offered free First Day Hikes, this year’s numbers saw 200 more participants this year than last, resulting in nearly 1,700 combined miles hiked.

Sites participating in this year’s event and the number of hikers were: Bear River, 25; Boysen, 21; Buffalo Bill, 20; Curt Gowdy, 240; Edness Kimball Wilkins, 22; Fort Bridger, 150; Fort Fetterman, 6; Fort Phil Kearny, 17; Fort Steele, 19; Guernsey, 30; Hot Springs, 12; Keyhole, 15; Medicine Lodge, 25; Sinks Canyon, 40; South Pass City, 58; and Trail End, 22.

 

   
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

 

Gov. Mead Announces Second Annual Magpul Governors Match Shooting Competition

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is pleased to announce the second annual Magpul Governors Match, August 4-5th in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation along with match director Strategic Match Designs (SMD) will bring a fun, festival atmosphere to the Governors Match - a nationally recognized “multi-gun” competition and spectator event. At the event, top athletes will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and recognition as the best.

“We have a strong firearms tradition in this country,” said Governor Mead. “In Wyoming we celebrate firearms, hunting and shooting sports culture. This event allows us to highlight that heritage and watch elite level competition.”

The 2018 match will feature United Multi-Gun rules - allowing shooters to compete in traditional “3-gun”, “2-gun” or pistol caliber carbine divisions.  The format allows new enthusiasts to be competitive while rubbing shoulders with the top shooters in the world.

“We listened to competitors and talked with Governor Mead to develop our plans,” said Charles Sole of Strategic Match Designs. “We’re excited to be working with this team, the firearms industry and the competitive shooting community to build a fair and exciting event. Shooters want a fast paced, fun and friendly competition. We’re going to give them that and more,” added Strategic Match Designs’ Rob Romero.

“This event will be great for shooters, spectators and their families,” said Domenic Bravo, Director of the Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation. “We are going to make sure this is a fun, festival atmosphere for everyone involved”.

The Governors Match will take place on August 4th-5th, 2018, at Otto Road Shooting Range in Cheyenne, Wyoming. For more information, go to:

https://strategicmatchdesign.com/wyoming-governors-match

 

   
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

 

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