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History

Glendo State Park is found in one of Wyoming’s most historic areas. Tipi rings and a variety of cultural artifacts from the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Oglala, and Brule Sioux tribes can still be found at Glendo State Park and the surrounding area. Remember though, removing artifacts is unlawful. Glendo Dam construction began in 1954. The dam was completed in 1957 and the power plant in 1958. The dam is an earth filled structure 2,096 feet long and 190 feet high.

Location

Glendo, a recreational paradise for boaters, fishermen and water-sport enthusiasts, is located approximately 100 miles north of Cheyenne, just off of I-25, at Exit 111. The park is just a couple of miles from the town of Glendo.

Recreational Opportunities

Glendo is a recreational paradise that is composed of roughly 22,000 acres to satisfy your inner adventurer. Glendo is located on the eastern plains of Wyoming. To the west of the park is Laramie Peak, the tallest point in eastern Wyoming. The area of the park is split between 12,000 acres of water and 10,000 acres of land. Glendo State Park is best known for its excellent boating opportunities, with plenty of areas for water skiing and fishing. While it is best known for the water sports, there is plenty to do if you didn’t bring a boat.

Camping

Glendo is mostly known for its camping areas. Glendo offers 21 different campgrounds with 568 campsites. Glendo offers everything from a mountain feel to the ever popular beach setting. Picture yourself in a campsite among the pine trees as you look up through the trees looking at a clear star-filled sky. One of the popular areas is Sandy Beach. Sandy Beach offers a mile-long beach that is a great area for you to relax and enjoy the sun. Isn’t it about time that you experience a Wyoming sunset from Sandy Beach?

Fishing

Glendo is one of the state’s best walleye fisheries early in the season. The walleye fishing is the best during the late spring time frame. Glendo is one of the locations of some of the largest fishing tournaments in the State of Wyoming. While most of the notoriety for fishing revolves around walleye, don’t forget that there are a few other species that can be just as satisfying to catch. These species include perch, catfish, and crappie. Several species of fish caught at Glendo have held the past state records. Maybe you will catch the next “Big Lunker."

Glendo State Park is administered by the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

Glendo State Park Hosts Campfire, Outdoor Safety Program

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Contact: Carlo Migliaccio, 307-735-4433

Glendo State Park invites you to join us for a night around the campfire, and a program on outdoor safety on June 22, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Whiskey Gulch picnic shelter.

The event begins with a demonstration of safe and effective fire-building. Attendees will have the chance to help build the fire, and the roasting of s’mores later in the evening.

Later, Park staff will take guests through several brief, interactive exercises to learn the basics of outdoor survival. Next, the essentials of preparing for a trip outside, and what to do in the event that you become lost, or find yourself in a situation where you need to stay the night outside of an established camp.

No campfire would be complete without s’mores, so the program concludes with a chance for all attendees to roast marshmallows and build s’mores with supplies provided by Rooch’s Marina. This program is open to all members of the public, and is appropriate for all age groups.

Standard park fees will apply, though the event itself has no extra fee for attendance. For more information, please contact Glendo State Park at 307-735-4433.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
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Trails - Glendo State Park

A new non-motorized single track trail system was created at Glendo in the past few years. Trail construction began in 2010 and has continued until 2015. There are now over 45 miles of trails that are used for mountain biking and hiking. The trails offer an adventure for every person, it doesn’t matter what your skill level is we have something for you. There are three main trailheads and each one offers a different adventure. You could ride along the Glendo Wetlands area and possibly see some turtles or even a muskrat. The eastern and northern part of the trail system will give you the feel of the mountains as you ride through pine and cedar trees. Be on the lookout for Mule Deer and Turkeys as you travel the mountainous trails. The trails offer a view of the park that few people ever see.


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Site Status

 

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Hours

 

The park is open daily for day use from 6AM-10PM

Park Headquarters Hours:

  • Memorial Day-Labor Day: 7:30AM-5:00PM
  • Labor Day-Memorial Day: 7:30AM-4:00PM

 

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 Glendo State Park
 397 Glendo Park Rd
 Glendo, WY 82213

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