Glendo Reservoir

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Glendo Reservoir

Wyoming

(307) 735-4433

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Overview

Within sight of 10,272-foot Laramie Peak, Glendo Reservoir serves as an important resting and feeding place for numerous wetlands birds. It is also very attractive to migrant and nesting passerine species as they follow the North Platte River during migration. Glendo Dam and reservoir are features of the Pick Sloan Missouri Basin Project - Glendo Unit. Recreation is managed for the Bureau of Reclamation by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites. It is located on the North Platte River, 6-miles southeast of the town of Glendo, in Platte County. Glendo State Park has 7 campgrounds, 6 boat ramps, and a marina concession. Available species include walleye, yellow perch, and channel catfish. Channel catfish are stocked in the reservoir. Brown trout, rainbow trout, and channel catfish are stocked in the river above the reservoir. Below the dam, the river is stocked with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. There are plans to stock the river immediately below the dam with largemouth bass and channel catfish. Scenic overlooks and three interpretive nature trails offer the outdoor enthusiast with more options. The Glendo Dam Wetlands Trail, located along the river, just below the dam, features two fishing/observation piers. The Muddy Bay Wetlands Interpretive Nature Trail is located on the east side of Muddy Bay. Glendo Dam Overlook Trail is located north of Glendo Dam. Across from Glendo Powerplant below the dam there is a boat ramp giving access to the North Platte River.

Map of Glendo Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 42.492896, -104.989861

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Activities

  • Boating

    Please visit the Glendo State Park page for information on boating.

  • Camping

    Please visit the Glendo State Park page for information on camping.

  • Fishing

    Available species include walleye, yellow perch, and channel catfish. Below the dam, the river is stocked with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, as well as largemouth bass and channel catfish.

  • Hiking

    There are trails around the reservoir as well as in Glendo State Park.

  • Horseback Riding

    There are horseback riding trails around the reservoir.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed with a license.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking areas are available here.

  • RVing

    RV's can park in Glendo State Park.

  • Water Sports

    Fishing and observation piers.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

The easiest access to the reservoir is through the town of Glendo at Exit 111 on Interstate 25 between Douglas and Wheatland. From I-25 via County Road 17 (Glendo Park Road).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 735-4433

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