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Glendo Yurt Auction

Come stay in a yurt for the Great American Eclipse at one of Wyoming's premier State Parks. Sponsored by Rooch's Marina to help support Wyoming State Parks and the Glendo Rural Fire Department, this package includes a four-night stay in a yurt at Glendo State Park and has the possibility of complimentary meals, catered dinners, boat rentals and paddle board rentals. For more information visit  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yurt-Rental-for-Eclipse-Glendo-Wyoming-/132263301894?hash=item1ecb81d306 

The yurt is donated for this auction by the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails

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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 fill 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 over 550 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 special Eclipse programming

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August 8, 2017

Contact: Brian Johnson, 307-735-4433

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            In addition to providing one of the best places to view the upcoming Great American Eclipse, Glendo State Park will provide a variety of astronomy, physics, mathematics and science based programming beginning August 18.

            Most of the programming will be held at the Bennett Hill Campground and Two Moon Group Shelter and provided by professors from Millikin University (Decatur, Ill.) Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, National Solar Observatory and NASA.

            In addition to the special programming, Glendo State Park will prove to be a prime viewing area of the Eclipse since it is located in the “Area of Totality.” Also, Glendo State Park is an area void of light pollution enhancing the viewing of the Eclipse.

Visitors to Glendo State Park are encouraged to come to the park early as the first-come, first-serve campgrounds will fill up quickly. Day Use areas will be available for Eclipse viewing.

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Sierra Trading Post is the title sponsor of the Wyoming State Parks special Eclipse programming and will be handing out free eclipse glasses at event locations.

On Saturday, the Town of Glendo will hold a street dance from 7 p.m. to midnight featuring Wyoming’s own Jalen Crossland, and a vendor’s marketplace. Additionally, the Wyoming State Fair in nearby Douglas concludes during Eclipse weekend.

For a list and information about the special Eclipse programming at Glendo and other Wyoming state parks, please visit http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/learn/solar-eclipse-event.

   
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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Reclamation Announces End of Season Operation of Guernsey Reservoir

9/8/17:

  • Reclamation announces end of season operations of Glendo and Guernsey Reservoirs.
  • Glendo Reservoir levels are expected to continue to gradually decline and reach a water surface elevation of 4581.00 feet around Sept 18th.
  • Glendo Reservoir levels will then stabilize and slowly increase throughout the winter.

Glendo and Guernsey state parks have banned open fires until further notice. Click here to find out more!

Only propane cooking appliances can be used. 

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Hours

 

The park is open daily for day use from 6A-10P

Park Headquarters Hours:

  • Memorial Day-Labor Day: 7:30A-5:00P
  • Labor Day-Memorial Day: 7:30A-5:00P

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