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  • State Parks schedules additional public meetings to discuss proposed fee increase

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    July 19, 2018

    Contact: Domenic Bravo, 307-777-6324

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                Several new meeting dates and locations have been added to take public comment on a proposed Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails fee increase.

                Public meetings are scheduled for:

                July 19 – Campbell County Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette6:30–8 p.m.; for more information, 307-674-4589

                July 23 – Buffalo Bill State Park, Shreve Lodge, 4192 N. Fork Highway, Cody6:30-8 p.m.; for more information, 307-469-2234

                July 24 – Fort Bridger State Park, Museum, I-80, Exit 34, 6:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-782-3842

                July 25 – Wheatland, First State Bank Conference Center, 1405 16th St., 7 p.m.; for more information, 307-836-2334

                July 25 – Casper, Wyoming Game and Fish Office, Pronghorn Room, 3030 Energy Lane, 6-7:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-320-3013

                July 26 – Shoshoni Recreation District Building, 97 S. Maple St., Shoshoni; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; for more information, 307-469-2234

    New legislation in 2017 required Wyo Parks to set its fees in rules and allowed for fee increases within maximum amounts set by law.  In 2017, Wyo Parks established rules to set fees but did not raise entrance and camping fees.

    Last year, Wyo Parks conducted a series of visitor surveys to gather opinions regarding existing fees, the possibility of an increase and how much of an increase was supported.

    More than 1,800 responses were tabulated. Of those, 80 percent of respondents were in support of a system-wide increase of daily use fees, 77 percent supported a system-wide increase of daily camping fees, 73 percent were in support of system-wide increase of annual daily use permit fees and 70 percent supported a system-wide increase of annual camping permit fees.

    Wyo Parks also looked at similar state park systems in the region and found that Wyoming’s fees are among the lowest in the region.

    Some of the proposed fee changes include:

    The fees for “off season” (October 1 through April 30) will not change from existing fee amounts, however, fees during “peak season” (May 1 through September 30) will increase as follows:

    Residents will see a $2 a day use fee increase and a $3 camping fee increase.  They will also see a $7 increase for the purchase of an annual day use permit and a $10 increase for an annual camping permit.  Additional annual day use and camping permits will increase by $5 and $8 respectively.

    Non-residents will see a $3 day use fee increase and a $5 camping fee increase.  They will also see a $17 increase for the purchase of an annual day use permit.  Non-residents will continue to be ineligible for annual camping permits.  Additional annual day use permits will increase by $14. 

    The daily fee for use of a site with electricity will increase by $5.

    Historic site fees will increase by $1 per adult and the amount charged for tour buses will increase by $2 per adult.  Children will continue to enjoy free entrance.

    People wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed rules can do so by contacting State Parks Headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue, Barrett Building, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002, attn.: Christie Christensen; by calling 307-777-7496; via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.

     

       
    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

     
  • Propane, charcoal grills still ok at Glendo, Guernsey

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    July 18, 2018

    Despite recent fire restrictions instituted by the Platte County Commission, an enjoyable camping experience is still possible at Glendo and Guernsey state parks.

    Propane grills and stoves and charcoal grills can still be used to prepare popular camping dishes and provide adequate warmth. These grills must have covers/lids and be within an arm’s length when lit.

    However, as always park patrons are reminded that possession of all fireworks is
    prohibited.

    These are no restrictions at Seminoe State Park.

     

       
    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

     
  • Sinks Canyon State Park Pavement Improvement Project Begins

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                Visitors to Sinks Canyon State Park can expect detours and short delays in various campground areas through mid-July due to pavement maintenance.

                Work crews will undergo pavement maintenance and seal coat operations at the park through approximately July 13.

                71 Construction of Riverton is the general contractor on this project. Funding for the project is from Wyoming State Park road maintenance funds.

     

       
    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

     
  • Status - Connor Battlefield Historic Site

    Connor Battlefield is closed due to flooding until further notice.

  • Status - Guernsey State Park

    Despite recent fire restrictions instituted by the Platte County Commission, an enjoyable camping experience is still possible at Glendo and Guernsey state parks.

    Propane grills and stoves can still be used to prepare popular camping dishes and provide adequate warmth.

    However, as always, park patrons are reminded that possession of all fireworks is prohibited.

  • Status - Edness K. Wilkins State Park

    Winter trails may be icy.

     

  • Glendo, Guernsey State Park Fire Restrictions Announced

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    July 19, 2017

    Contact: Glendo State Park, 307-735-4433; Guernsey State Park, 307-836-2334

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

        In accordance with a similar restriction instituted by the Platte County Commission, Glendo and Guernsey state parks have banned open fires until further notice.

        As part of this restriction, all campfires and charcoal fires are not allowed in both Glendo and Guernsey state parks. Propane fueled grills and propane stoves are still allowed.

        In addition, park patrons are reminded that possession of all fireworks is prohibited.

        These are the only state parks with fire restrictions at this time.

     

       
    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

     
  • Guernsey State Park Silt Run scheduled to begin the evening of July 4

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    June 27, 2017

    Contact: Wyo State Parks, 307-777-6323

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                According to information provided by the Bureau of Reclamation, the annual Guernsey Reservoir silt run will begin the evening of July 4 and the boat ramps are expected to no longer be usable by July 8.

                Due to low water levels at Guernsey State Park during the time period, water recreation opportunities will not be available through July 30 when the reservoir is expected to return to normal.

    The Park will remain open as always during the silt run and visitors can expect much less traffic and neighboring campers.

    Those looking to pursue water sports are encouraged to visit Glendo State Park. Guernsey State Park also offers alternative activities, such as hiking, visiting the local CCO built "Castle" and the Oregon Trail Ruts/Register Cliff. 

    Guests are welcome to change/cancel reservations by calling 877-996-7275. Cancellation/changes rates apply, but refunds are given for Day Use, Camping and Electricity fees.

    The silt run is a yearly operation that provides silt-laden water to Goshen, Gering-Fort Laramie, and Pathfinder irrigation districts under contract with the BOR. These typically occur after July 4, but can vary on exact date and frequency year to year depending on water levels and needs for irrigation.

    The Wyo State Parks apologizes for the inconvenience of the silt run to recreationists. Persons with questions/concerns, are asked to please call Cheyenne HQ at 307-777-6323.

       
    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

     
  • Status - Glendo State Park

    Despite recent fire restrictions instituted by the Platte County Commission, an enjoyable camping experience is still possible at Glendo and Guernsey state parks.

    Propane grills and stoves can still be used to prepare popular camping dishes and provide adequate warmth.

    However, as always, park patrons are reminded that possession of all fireworks is prohibited.

  • Status - Sinks Canyon State Park

    Visitors to Sinks Canyon State Park can expect detours and short delays in various campground areas through mid-July due to pavement maintenance.

    Work crews will undergo pavement maintenance and seal coat operations at the park through approximately July 13.

    71 Construction of Riverton is the general contractor on this project. Funding for the project is from Wyoming State Park road maintenance funds.

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