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great camping

Curt Gowdy State park is a wonderful place to camp. They also have many hiking and biking trails... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nancy D
Hiking & enjoying nature

Curt Gowdy State Park has a lot to offer. There is boating, fishing, camping, hiking, mtn. Iking... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Wade E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Curt Gowdy State park is a wonderful place to camp. They also have many hiking and biking trails. Want some water fun....rent one of their kayaks or sup boards. They do have some unreserved sites, but mostly it would be best to reserve your place....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy D
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Curt Gowdy State Park has a lot to offer. There is boating, fishing, camping, hiking, mtn. Iking, horseback trails, archery shooting area, & even a couple of play ground areas. The camp sites offer great views with convenient hookups. The trails are marked, but most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wade E
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Visitor Center had taxidermized mounts of animals. They were well done. Outside there was a huge playground. We decided to take the trail of the rocks. We met a lot of interesting rocky cliffs and boulders. Whenever we continued, we saw more of them....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Hiked w my 19 yo daughter. Beautiful peaceful trails - even on a sunny Saturday. Falls are not at their best at this time of year - most impressive in May/June I am told - but still gorgeous. Trails are manageable in decent sneakers, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KBN1966
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This park is closer to Laramie than Cheyenne, but not far from either. A fairly new park (visitor LEED-certified center completed in 2014), this is a gem. Over 35 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding on the reservoirs and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

About half way between Cheyenne and Laramie, Curt Gowdy State park is great weekend escape. Granite reservoir allows boating and fishing. There is camping around the reservoir, but most of the camping areas are exposed, no wind protection. Crystal reservoir allows fishing, but not power...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Anna4720
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Good hiking trails, easy to moderate, scenic. The south part around Crystal Lake is best. The north part around the other lake is too crowded.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Beautiful area, but laid out for RVers. No tent pads. Toilets and water often far away from the sites. Once there you will find that the good amenities are in the Visitor Center which is open 24/7 - water, flush toilets, showers and WiFi. But...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ronpupton
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Hiked the Crow Creek Trail!! Perfect hike for casual hikers! Great views and lots of places to take pics!! The hidden falls at the end of the trail are truly hidden but the water is great!

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank gretchenm3
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Whether you are a biker or hiker, this place rocks. The trails are so well built and maintained and the scenery is just breathtaking. Make sure to ride or bike Granite Ridge. The views were spectacular. For bikers, trail is an IMBA epic. Go shred....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Apriele N
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Lochness A | Reviewed this property |
No you can't. Because of the overpopulation of guests now, you cannot stoke a fire whatsoever unless you have reserved one of the 28 calling spots with designated fire pits
July 16, 2017|
Response from b0ndsfamily | Reviewed this property |
From the Wyoming State Parks, Curt Gowdy State Park website: "There are a total of 169 campsites; 90 reservation only sites and 69 first-come, first-serve campsites. Many of the first-come, first-serve sites are suitable... More
Dennis K
April 13, 2017|
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Response from b0ndsfamily | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Fred W.'s advice to check in with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. I recommend that you stop in at the Game and Fish headquarters just off of I-25 at the Central Avenue Interchange, on the NW corner and... More