Curt Gowdy State Park

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Curt Gowdy State Park


(307) 632-7946

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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. North Crow Reservoir is located 3-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. Tumbleweed 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 variety of non-native birds.

Map of Curt Gowdy (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.166660, -105.220148



  • Boating

    There is a boat launch here.

  • Camping

    There are three campgrounds.

  • Fishing

    Enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.

  • Historic Sites

    Visit Hynds Lodge, which is on the National Register.

  • Horseback Riding

    Contact park for horseback riding availability.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are undeveloped.

  • Water Sports

    There is room for water sports here. No swimming.


Most park grounds are open year round, weather permitting. Hynds Lodge, some restrooms and most drinking water systems are closed Oct. 1 - early May.



Located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 23 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. Take State Route 210 (Happy Jack Road) to County Road 106.

Phone Numbers


(307) 632-7946