Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne, WY


Visitors to Curt Gowdy State Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming can find out information by contacting 1319 Hynds Lodge Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009 or phone 307-635-7946. The park is open twenty four hours a day, but the entrance station is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Most of the grounds at the park remain open throughout the year if the weather permits. The Hynds Lodge and some of the restrooms are closed from October through May and the drinking fountains are as well. The park is staffed for the convenience of visitors.

There is a daily use permit that is required to enter the park. The fees for residents daily use is $4.00. When the campground is open an overnight camping permit is $10.00 per night. An annual daily use permit is $33.00 and an annual overnight camping permit is $40.00. Non-resident fees are $6.00 for a daily use permit, the historic site daily use fee is $4.00, and an overnight camping permit is $17.00. There is an annual daily use permit available for $53.00 and a second vehicle annual permit fee of $7.00. Guided bus tours are charged $3.00 per person.

Things to do or use within the park consist of an archery range, boat ramp and dock, amphitheater, campsites, corrals, dam, fishing pier, picnic shelter, historic structures, Hynds Lodge, playground, telephones, RV sanitary dump station, hiking trails and viewing areas.

Visitors will find Curt Gowdy State Park twenty four miles from Cheyenne and twenty four miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. People interested in visiting the park can take State Road 210 or Happy Jack Road to County Road 106.

There are seven different areas within Curt Gowdy State Park. The landscape is varied with plenty of flora and fauna near the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. There are two major highways near the park: Interstate 80 and Interstate 25.

Three reservoirs inhabit the state park. They are the North Crow, Granite and Crystal. Visitors to Granite reservoir will find great rainbow trout fishing and kokanee salmon. It is also a place for visitors to enjoy water sports. Crystal is the smallest of the three reservoirs, but it has great shore fishing for brown trout as well as the aforementioned fish. There is a fifteen horsepower boat limit at the Crystal reservoir. North Crow reservoir is five miles to the west of the Headquarters Building. Guests looking for a natural experience can find it at the unimproved North Crow reservoir. There are no comfort stations, picnic tables, or drinking water.

Visitors can reserve a campsite at the Tumbleweed or Camp Russell campgrounds. If campers have brought their horses there is a campground near the free horse corral called the Aspen Grove campground. Hynds Lodge is on the National Historic Register and is open from May to October every year. The building can be reserved by large and small groups. The lodge has a large kitchen, covered porch, dining area, recreational area and sleeping quarters. Visitors to Curt Gowdy State Park need to bring food with them as there are no concessions in the park.

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CE McCall
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Dec 5, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
What is the current ice condition on Crystal reservoir?

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