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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.


Lynne Gilbert Page

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Very nice! Well maintained with fire pits, restrooms, picnic tables and paddle boats. A little store for fishing license and bait. Lot sites offer plenty of space with trees and lake. Alas, I didn't catch anything.

Cameron Hawkins

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
The setting is great and is located close to the I80 without any of the noise. No sewage or water connection for my camper, but I knew this. It loses a star for the gravel road. Its been a while since it was graded and the corrigation / ruts had the camper shaking violently. So make sure everything is securely locked down before driving down it.

KeviN Martyn

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Nice trails and views. You can hike from one lake to the other in about 1.5 hours. (Depending on trails taken). Most trail intersections were well labeled along with a good map. Most trails are shared with mountain bikers so it's best to be vigilant. Usually one can get to the side of the trail to let them pass easily.

Jason Eaton

Sunday, June 17, 2018
This is an enjoyable park with some wooded and open camping ⛺️ spots. The fishing 🎣 is decent and the bathrooms are clean. Areas of improvement- the Rangers and volunteers need to have a better idea of what is in/around the park as well as provide accurate information to guests. The maps need to be more clearer and the website could be more user friendly and reduce the number of PDFs one has to download.

nate newton

Thursday, July 5, 2018
One of my favorite parks in Wyoming. Excellent fishing. Lots of wild life and rarely crowded. I’ve got some amazing sunset photos here.

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