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About - Curt Gowdy State Park


Curt Gowdy is located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 24 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. Take State Route 210 (Happy Jack Road) to County Road 106 .


Curt Gowdy State Park has seven sections of richly varied landscape, flora and fauna decorate the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. The beautiful attractions within Curt Gowdy State Park are near the crossroads of two major interstates, I-80 and I-25. There are three reservoirs, Granite, Crystal and North Crow. Granite offers excellent rainbow trout and kokanee salmon fishing as well as space for water sports. Crystal, the smallest of the reservoirs, has shoreline fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.

Also, enjoy boating while at Crystal (15 horsepower limit). North Crow Reservoir is located 5 miles west of the Headquarters Building. This is an unimproved fishing area. There are no picnic tables, water supply, comfort stations, and is day- use only-very natural. There are a limited number of reservable campsites at the Tumbleweed and Camp Russell campgrounds. Aspen Grove campground is next to a free public horse corral for those visitors who would like to camp with horses.


Within the park is Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register, and an amphitheater available for concerts, theater productions, and many other cultural activities. The area is one of low-lying meadows, gently rolling hills and massive steep granite formations. Wildlife abounds and birdwatchers will be treated to a variety of non-native birds.


Curt Gowdy State Park Rev3Adventure Races


Curt Gowdy State Park will provide the backdrop of three Rev3Adventure Races, including the beginning and ending of the world class Cowboy Tough 24 Hour Adventure Race, August 11-12.

The Cowboy Tough 24 Hour Adventure Race begins at Curt Gowdy’s Camp Russell Shelter at 12 p.m., August 11. The race is a 70-110 mile journey where competitors run, bike, paddle, and navigate their way around in an awesome Wyoming state park and more areas of Southeast Wyoming. The race ends at 12 p.m., August 12.

The two other races are the Curt Gowdy Sprint Adventure Race beginning at 10 a.m., August 12 at a distance of 6-20 miles and ending at 1:30 p.m. The ½ Day Adventure Race begins at 10 a.m. August 11 and ending at 6 p.m.

Race categories are soloist (male and female), two-person and three-person (male, female and co-ed).

Race, registration and volunteer information is available at www.cowboytoughwy.com.


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