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Curt Gowdy State Park

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Address: 1351 Hynds Lodge Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone Number: 307-632-7946
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Close enough to Cheyenne for weekends or short stays..fishing always fun and relaxing, even if not many caught. Afternoon showers in summer are refreshing, and the night views of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cheyenne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Close enough to Cheyenne for weekends or short stays..fishing always fun and relaxing, even if not many caught. Afternoon showers in summer are refreshing, and the night views of the lake in moonlight are worth the trip. Liked it better when it was a little more rustic for camping, and the park rangers a little more friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camp here every year, it's a family tradition! I'm at complete peace when I am there. So much beauty there. During the warmer months I drive up every chance I get to spend the day in the area!!

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Thank Rica R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you pick the weather correctly you can spend all day at this State Park. Take a picnic Basket and bring the kids. Lots to see and do. Great walking trails.

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Cheyenne, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Curt Gowdy State Park is a popular park for Cheyenne and Laramie residents as it's a short drive from both cities. This lake offers wonderful hiking trails, small motor boating, and kayaking is also popular. Although there is no swimming allowed, camping is allowed, and many locals spend the weekends here. It's also a wonderful place to take a drive... More 

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Thank Mel L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is winter, January, and cold. happy Jack Road is a sight and the state park is frozen over. But, it really is something to see and the ice fishermen are just crazy, don't they know its cold.

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Thank mrichardm
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is only 30 minutes from Cheyenne and is gorgeous. Although small in general, there are great campsites and better than average trout fishing during certain times. Just a note: there is no swimming or dogs allowed in the reservoirs.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Be sure to stop at the Visitor Center before you enter the park. Very informational. They even have coin-op showers for campers or anyone. I've never seen that anywhere else. A real classy improvement to an already excellent state park. Cheyenne native Curt Gowdy would be very proud.

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Thank Jim M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Curt Gowdy's signature was on my first ever professional paycheck, so I popped by here on a day trip to Cheyenne. I didn't know what to expect, but the ride is desolate and so beautiful. The park is gorgeous. The relatively new visitors' center has great hands-on exhibits explaining the legacy of Curt Gowdy and explaining the features of the... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We wanted to spend the night in WY and found the camp site in this state park driving out of Larami. We had no idea what to expect, there is quite a long road leading up into the park and up to the camp site and we missed the park's main office. The reservoir was completely unexpected. It was the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

An awesome place for a day trip or a camping outing. Beautiful scenery, lovely little places to stop with picnic tables and bathrooms in close proximity. There is a small fee, but worth every penny. The staff at the lodge were very helpful.

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