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Guernsey State Park

2187 Lakeshore Dr
307-836-2334


Guernsey State Park provides seven campgrounds. Five are around the lake. All campgrounds include comfort stations, picnic tables, fire grills and drinking water. We also have a trailer dump station located at the south entrance to Guernsey State Park. This park provides the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. Built by the CCC, the Guernsey Museum, the Castle and Brimmer Point are available to explore. The museum is perched on a high cliff, overlooking the water. The building itself is made of hand hewn timbers and hand forged iron. The roof is framed with the timbers and covered with split cedar shakes, and the floors were formed by pieces of smooth flagstone. The Castle, with its giant fireplace and winding steps, leads to an observation area for a spectacular view of the park.

An extensive network of trails was originally planned and partially built during the operation of the CCC camps. Ever since that time hiking and trail use has been a major feature at Guernsey State Park. Approximately ten miles of CCC trails have been restored on the park. Starting point for the trail system is at the Brimmer Point turnoff. The trail system consists of several loops which provide a variety of scenic views of the park, reservoir and the dam. Most of the trails are moderately physically demanding.

The Oregon Trail was one of the primary routes used by the immigrants' westward migration across the plains from 1841 to 1869. Today, in many parts of Wyoming, remnants of The Oregon Trail can still be seen. Some of the best examples are the "ruts"; located just 1/2 mile south of the town of Guernsey, off Highway 26.

Register Cliff located two miles southeast of Guernsey provided travelers with a "chalkboard" where they placed their names for those who followed. The landmark still remains much the way it looked to pioneers on wagon trains journeying West.



Reviews

Rachael Kenney

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Great park, we will be back. Surprisingly clean bathrooms. Friendly rangers. Downside was that trains ran by our campground all night. No firewood for purchase on site but was available right outside.

Nancy Lucci

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Black Canyon Point was a terrific campsite. Great views. Access to reservoir.

Steve Mumford

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
No map at entrance. Reservation only sign confusing at near north camp ground entrance. Beautiful park.

Andrielle Walsh

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
It's just so beautiful every time I go there! I don't really like the narrow ish roads but the lake is so beautiful.

Logan Whitney

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Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
This is a great place to camp. There is a beautiful lake and lots of places to pitch your tents. There are bathrooms at multiple locations and the sites have fire pits and picnic tables. There is a cool little museum at the top that is ADA accessible. While interesting, some of the language and facts are dated to say the least. There are a couple of occurrences of the term "Red Man", referring to Native Americans. I am a history teacher and the idea that Natives were grateful for the coming of Europeans is a perversion of U.S. history.

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