Wyoming State Parks 75th Anniversary

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State Parks Logo
  • State Parks Logo
    State Parks Logo
    State Parks Logo
    State Parks Logo
  • Glendo
    Glendo
    Glendo
    Glendo
  • Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
  • Yurt
    Yurt
    Yurt
    Yurt
  • Panning for Gold, South Pass City
    Panning for Gold, South Pass City
    Panning for Gold, South Pass City
    Panning for Gold, South Pass City
  • Wyoming Territorial Prison
    Wyoming Territorial Prison
    Wyoming Territorial Prison
    Wyoming Territorial Prison

Wyoming’s State parks and historic sites are marking 75 years as a system in 2012 with new and improved offerings at many of the 36 locations spread across the state. Four new yurts open for overnight camping ($40 a night) by mid-summer in Guernsey State Park.

There is also a new bike trail and multi-use system at Glendo State Park with eleven new miles finished and 15 more to be added this year. The trails benefit everyone from beginner to advanced. And Curt Gowdy State Park will for the first time be host to an Xterra Off-Road Triathlon Series scheduled June 24. Both eastern Wyoming locations have long-established water recreation and RV camping options.

Some of the other popular activities include panning for gold at South Pass City State Historic Site and tours of the only location that ever held infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy behind bars – Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie. Media contact is Gary Schoene. Email: gary.schoene@wyo.gov