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Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we've got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks.

If making a splash is more your style, we've got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs . Once you're done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park. 

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Motor Boat Gas Grants Available

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The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, is offering funding through its Motorboat Grant Program to Wyoming governmental entities for public boating facility improvements.  

Awards are based on a 50:50 cost share basis and can be used for construction, restoration, repair and other improvements of publicly owned boating facilities, including campgrounds, parking lots, shelters, picnic tables, and more. Applicants may apply for up to $25,000.00 worth of funding. The size of the grant award will be based on the number of applicants and the merits of the proposed projects.

The application deadline is September 15, 2018. For applications, guidelines, and specific conditions, please view the website at Wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/grants then proceed to Motorboat Gas Tax Grants or contact Tracy J. Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 307-777-8681.

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2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
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Connor Battlefield Historic Site is open!

Our site is open! Please view the hours in our website's site status to find a good time to visit.

Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching for Plein Air in the Parks

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The early bird deadline for artists to register for Plein Air in the Parks, a collaborative weekend event presented by Wyoming State Parks, the Wyoming Arts Council and the Lander Art Center, is Aug. 15.

The early bird rate is $35. Regular and walk up registration after Aug. 15 will be $50. A reduced rate for college students is available for $15 and a youth division rate for those under the age of 18 is available for $5. Applications for youth and adult categories are now open and available by contacting the Lander Art Center at (307) 332-5772 or vialanderartcenter.com/classschedule.

DSCN3873Taking place this September at Sinks Canyon State Park, this painting competition pairs talented artists with beautiful locations, and offers cash prizes to top participants.

Taking place Sept. 20 - 23, participants will first stamp their canvases at Lander Art Center (224 E. Main St.) or Sinks Canyon State Park Visitor Center (3079 Sinks Canyon Road). From there artists can look forward to a weekend of outdoor, on location, plein air painting in Sinks Canyon State Park. At least 75% of entered works must be produced outdoors and within the bounds of the park.

“For many years the Wyoming Arts Council worked with State Parks on various ‘arts in the parks’ programs,” says Rachel Clifton, Assistant Director of the Wyoming Arts Council. “Plein Air in the Parks is a return to form. Wyoming boasts some of the most beautiful places in the world, and countless talented artists. Putting them together just makes sense.”

The competition will be judged anonymously by a panel comprised those with an arts background, representatives from the community, and individuals familiar with Sinks Canyon State Park. The Best in Show Cash Award will be $1,000, while 2nd and 3rd place prizes go for $500 and $250 respectively.

The public is invited to attend a reception on Sunday, Sept. 23 and cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, a $250 cash award and purchase artwork produced during the event Prizes for youth categories include a cash award and gift cards to the Lander Art Center. Artists will also have the option of selling pieces produced at the event during the reception.

For full rules and regulations, visit the Arts Council website at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/wac-program/plein-air/.

For more information, contact Rachel Clifton, Wyoming Arts Council, at 307-777-5305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mabel Jones, Wyoming State Parks, at 307-777-6968 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Wyoming State Parks & Historic sites offer over 40 different Activities & Amenities. Including: fishing, camping, biking, boating...