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Curt Gowdy State Park

Address: 1351 Hynds Lodge Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone Number: 307-632-7946
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Cheyenne
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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117 reviews 117 reviews
18 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Curt Gowdy primarilly offers hiking, activity on the lake, and vegging out while camping. The facilities are pretty basic: fire pits, outhouses and the like. Still, if you want to do any of the above on a holiday weekend, you'd better go early since the locals from Cheyenne and Laramie will definitely be there the next morning.,

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Casper, Wyoming
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I wanted to stop here before the snow flew. There is a new, excellent visitor's center staffed with people who are very helpful. Lots of camping spots for the summer and hiking and biking trails for any time of the year. It's a gorgeous area and easy to find. Just take the Happy Jack exit in Cheyenne and head west.

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366 reviews 366 reviews
142 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the solution to all of those rocks and hillsides along Happy Jack Road you want to hike up to but they are on private property. This park has great vistas, lakes, and plenty of big rocks on each side of the road.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The State park is a great local spot for hiking and camping. The hiking trails are nicely maintained and the park staff are always very friendly. Great spot for fishing, horseback riding and camping. Worth a trip in any season, it's always very pretty.

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Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
150 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

just of the "happy jack road" take the time to stop here , even in the winter it was worth it for the views

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York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped here on a trip from Laramie to Cheyenne Really enjoyed this park . Went for a trail run for 6 miles. Quiet, clean , the air felt so fresh. would definitely come back, and explore some other trails, especially around the lake

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Chicago, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took a hike down the Canyon Creek trail to the hidden waterfall. Beautiful fall scenery and a moderate walk. The waterfall is a peaceful little area. I'm sure we'll be back when we drive through Laramie again.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you want some great scenic views then this is the place to go. It is just a nice green area, peaceful and nice lakes and great walks. Had a great time. I would definitely go back. Husband went water skiing and he loved it.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Called into the Visitors centre and the staff were very helpful, and explained if you are just driving through and not stopping for fishing, hiking etc than it is free. As we were out for just a drive this was nice to know. There is a pathway which leads from the centre to a look out/viewing point which overlooks a... More 

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Encampment, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I seldom stay in campgrounds, but stayed in the campground this time to visit friends and enjoy talking about old times around a campfire. We also were there for the convenience of being able to camp right next to the reservoir, which allowed us to park the boat at our campsite. We enjoyed tubing and water skiing. There are also... More 

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