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Cheyenne - Curt Gowdy State Park

1319 Happy Jack Road

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 bird watchers will be treated to a variety of non-native birds.


Mike Long

Sunday, May 6, 2018
The area is very nice. There is a lot of hiking that can be done here. It however does have the feel of a Colorado State Park, in Wyoming. There is also a lot of restrictions and limitations on what you can do and how you can do it. No playing in the water, no dogs in the water, stay on the trail when hiking etc. But people from Colorado and Laramie don't seem to mind, because the place is always packed with their Subarus

dale and lauri andrews/gardner

Thursday, April 5, 2018
We spent our time hiking. Really scenic area, nice trails, interesting rock formations. Saw some mule deer, hawks and smaller birds. Worth the visit.

Alex Boyer

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Beautiful park. Easy drive from Laramie, Cheyenne, and Fort Collins. The trail to the hidden falls was definitely worth the hike.

Sandy Girl

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Beautiful mountainous setting with nicely maintained campgrounds and fun mountain bike trails. I'm looking forward to going back when the weather is nicer and enjoying the lakes there too!

Frank Hatch

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Liked it a lot! But lousy weather and no running water. With that said would return.

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