Attendance Numbers Up for Keyhole State Park

(Moorcroft, Wyo.) 2015 was a record setting year for Wyoming State Parks. Across the state, attendance was up 8%, and the parks generated a 10% increase in revenue. This is the third straight year the parks service have seen attendance up. At Keyhole State Park, there was a 12% growth in visitors between 2014 and 2015. Over 211,000 people came to Keyhole in 2015 to take advantage of the camping, fishing, boating and birding. That's up from 187,000 people the year before. [image: 1912189_771973139513300_2679855349913291670_n.jpg] *Bird banding during Audubon Kids Days at the park.* There was also a 16% increase in permit sales at Keyhole in 2015. Even in areas outside of the park, like Paradise Foods in Pine Haven, and Rocky Mountain Discount Sports in Gillette, saw permit sales increases last year. “The amazing people in the state of Wyoming are the secret to our success” said Domenic Bravo, State Parks Historic Sites and Trails administrator. “The staff, our visitors, our partners, Governor Mead and the Wyoming State Legislature are a major reason we are recognized as one of the top state park systems in the country.” Keyhole is open year-round and provides hundreds of campsites, most of them equipped for R.V.'s and trailers. #county17 #news *Photos provided by the Keyhole State Park Facebook page.* -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook