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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 hosts ice fishing tournament


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


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.


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