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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.


Summer Outdoor Slam Celebrates its 10th Year


(Cheyenne, WY) For the tenth consecutive year, Curt Gowdy State Park will come alive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 2, 2018 with a variety of outdoor activities for kids of all ages during the Summer Outdoor Slam. Admission to Curt Gowdy and all the festivities are free and open to the public.

“This is a special year - we have been providing fun in the outdoors to families for ten years with the Summer Outdoor Slam. This event has been the catalyst to introducing many youth and families to recreational activities they can do in this great State,” Administrator, Domenic Bravo of the Division of State Parks and Outdoor Recreation Office said. “Bring your bike, fishing poles, and hiking shoes and a plan on having a great time with friends and family.”

A part of the Kids in Nature program and Wyoming’s Kids eXtreme initiative, sponsored by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails, the Summer Outdoor Slam provides exposure to outdoor events that many kids don’t often get to experience. The event is made possible by the Curt Gowdy State Park Family Fund and the Matthew and Virgie O. Dragicevich Wyoming Foundation. Included in the list of activities available during the Slam are biking, hiking, canoeing, archery, a kids play area, Arts and Fun, and vendor booths.slam2018

Additionally, “Wyoming Free Fishing Day,” will be an all-day activity. Please join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Summer Outdoor Slam with a full day of fun! Curt Gowdy State Park is located at milepost 23 1/2, Highway 210 (Happy Jack Road). The event will take place at the North Causeway campground.

Photo: Summer Outdoor Slam, Curt Gowdy State Park. Courtesy Wyoming State Parks. 


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