Curt Gowdy State Park

1319 Hynds Lodge Road
Cheyenne, WY 82009

(307) 632-7946

http://wyoparks.state.wy.us

Description

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 Headquarter's 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.

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Directions:    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.

Additional Info:    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 variety of non-native birds.

Hynds Lodge
The lodge is open from early May - Oct 1 each year. The building is open to large and small groups on a reservation-only basis. A covered porch, large kitchen, dining area, recreational and sleeping accommodations are all part of the lodge. We take reservations for Hynds Lodge and Amphitheater on the first working day of October for the next year, and the lodge is open from May 1 - Oct 1 each year. Please contact the park at (307) 632-7946 for information and reservations.

Amenities

Onsite

  • Pull Thru Available
  • Conven Store
  • Pets Welcome
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Diner/Snack Bar
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Available
  • Forest Areas
  • Group Area
  • ADA Accessible
  • Horse Facility
  • Lake
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Tent Sites Available

Recreation

Onsite

  • ATV/OHV/Mtcy
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Playground
  • Backpacking
  • Sailing/Windsurfing
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

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The place is great you will catch fish the views are nice the small store is great for some needs.You can get your fishing licences and supplies there to the only peve I have is the wardens are always watching you and may hassel you.Just follow the rules
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Danny&Wife
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Tumbleweeds camp ground
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My husband and I went to Tumbleweeds camp ground as we have always loved this camp ground. But when we got there most of the camp sites were torn up as if they were upgrading. Which is fantastic but when we found a site that was good for camping, we got pulled in and set camp when we go to hook up to the water, there was none.. now we have camped here earlier than May 10th and have always had water... Could some one please explain why there is nothing posted anywhere about any kind of construction work going on at this campground.. we have reservations through out the summer and if it isn't better by then then I will DEMAND a full refund of my annual permit to camp at State parks in Wyoming..
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craykclan
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Reviewed 05/10/2013
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Wardens may ruin it
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The mountain biking is good! The Mountain biking map is spot on! Some campsites are great...some are horrible - par for the course at any park. HOWEVER, the wardens are among the worst I've experienced anywhere in the country. We pulled into a large campsite at 4:30PM - two families with two pop-up campers. Unpacked, set up, started to enjoy ourselves and then at 7:00 PM, two wardens came by and made one us pack up and move. Seriously, here we are with one 6-month old baby, one 3-month old, and two under 3. It totally ruined everyone’s mood. - Thus, defeating the purpose of camping. At about 10pm our 20-something neighbors showed up w/ a caravan of drinkers. They seemingly had a blast into the wee hours. Are you kidding me?!? Wardens ought to consider revaluating who they harass.
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a good guest
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Reviewed 01/20/2013
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We stayed there for 3 nights, with other family members in RVs (total of 2) Started out poorly. We had called ahead to make sure we could get fishing licenses there and were told we could. When we got there, the concession selling fishing licenses was closed for the season. So the person at the gate told us we would have to go all the way to Laramie to get our licenses. We happened to run into to concessionaire when he was packing up his trailer, and he told us a much closer place to go. But the gate attendant did not know this? Our spot was HUGE, and had more than enough room for both of our RV's and more. Warden came and made one of us move, some bogus rule about only one Hardsided camper being allowed. Apparently if one of us had been in a tent we could have stayed in the same spot? We did move, and saw many campers coming later, not being able to find a spot, while we could have freed up one for one of them. On the other hand, the wardens ignored the boaters on the Lake, not obeying any rules, purposely cutting so close by the shores, harassing several canooers (we feared they would actually capsize one of them). Fishing with a bobber cast out, a jet ski came so close actually freed the bobber from the fishing line, not even 10 feet from thje bank.
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Disappointed
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Reviewed 09/10/2012