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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 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.

Winter Recreational Opportunities

We would like to thank all the park visitors who visited Glendo State Park during the month of November. According to Ranger Clark the vast majority of people who came to the park to mountain bike, fish, bird watch, and hunt pheasants paid their park fees and played by the rules. Thank you so much!

The mountain bike trails are in great condition and with the warmer weather we have seen an increase in traffic compared to last year. Keep in mind that the trails are open year around; however, we do ask you to avoid riding on them if they are wet. Generally speaking, when we get snow at Glendo it melt within quickly and the trails are dried out within just a few days.

If you have questions about trail conditions or to reserve one of our three yurts in Two Moon Campground call 307-735-4433. 

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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

 

 

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 are no longer under a fire ban as of October 18th; however, please be very careful with your fires since the dry vegetation could easily ignite. 

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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