Guernsey State Park

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Guernsey State Park
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Guernsey State Park provides seven campgrounds. Five are around the lake. All campgrounds include comfort stations, picnic tables, fire grills and drinking water. We also have a trailer dump station located at the south entrance to Guernsey State Park. This park provides the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. Built by the CCC, the Guernsey Museum, the Castle and Brimmer Point are available to explore. The museum is perched on a high cliff, overlooking the water. The building itself is made of hand hewn timbers and hand forged iron. The roof is framed with the timbers and covered with split cedar shakes, and the floors were formed by pieces of smooth flagstone. The Castle, with its giant fireplace and winding steps, leads to an observation area for a spectacular view of the park.An extensive network of trails was originally planned and partially built during the operation of the CCC camps. Ever since that time hiking and trail use has been a major feature at Guernsey State Park. Approximately ten miles of CCC trails have been restored on the park. Starting point for the trail system is at the Brimmer Point turnoff. The trail system consists of several loops which provide a variety of scenic views of the park, reservoir and the dam. Most of the trails are moderately physically demanding.The Oregon Trail was one of the primary routes used by the immigrants' westward migration across the plains from 1841 to 1869. Today, in many parts of Wyoming, remnants of The Oregon Trail can still be seen. Some of the best examples are the "ruts"; located just 1/2 mile south of the town of Guernsey, off Highway 26.Register Cliff located two miles southeast of Guernsey provided travelers with a "chalkboard" where they placed their names for those who followed. The landmark still remains much the way it looked to pioneers on wagon trains journeying West.
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,573 contributions
CCC structures at their finest
Jul 2021
Wonderful, beautiful location with excellent museum in historic CCC stone building Guernsey Museum 9- 5. Junior Ranger program rewards workbook completion with a very special coin.
Explored road near the park entrance leading to the amazing CCC project of The Castle picnic grounds. Such a beautiful and handsomely made, solid, complex picnic structure facing a stunning view. Nearby is the Million Dollar Biffy bathroom structures also constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Written July 28, 2021
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Shis123
16 contributions
Scenic State Park
Aug 2020
Guernsey State Park is in a very scenic area in Southeast Wyoming. We drove around to see the sights and were not disappointed. We drove to the top of a mountain (the road was a little rough) and wow what a view. We saw the two classic buildings (the Castle and the outhouse) and they were really neat. The whole area is very scenic and grand. This is worth seeing.
Written August 22, 2020
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pasherry
United States901 contributions
Great CCC historical sites
Jul 2020 • Friends
We drove through this state park to see the historical sites. There is a daily fee per vehicle. We visited the castle, Brimmers Point, the dam and the CCC museum. All were well worth the drive. Just be aware that some of the roads are gravel, but passable. For instance the road to Brimmers point is narrow and steep in some areas and to the CCC museum it is a bit winding. The views of the lake are spectacular and the rock structures built by the CCC are impressive. Take plenty of water and a camera. We saw lots of nice campgrounds and yurts. Not sure how crowded it gets but the day we went (weekday) it was empty. Definitely worth a visit.
Written July 11, 2020
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lvic2ry
Guernsey, WY3 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2019
There is so much to see here. It is a beautiful lake and an excellent spot for camping, boating, and playing in the water. However, there is so much more to see than the lake! There are caves, bungalows, stone creations, and museums. One could easily spend an entire day site-seeing and weeks of fun!
Written March 5, 2020
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Amy B
Johnstown, CO753 contributions
Fun quick stop
Aug 2019 • Family
This park and lake are really beautiful!! Who knew this massive park was even here! We did the junior ranger project in conjunction with Fort Laramie. Head to the castle for great views then to the museum so you can see that and the dam and power plant!
Written August 16, 2019
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lorrie s
Rogers, AR63 contributions
Don't miss the Museum!
Jul 2019 • Family
We came here after picking up the Jr Ranger book at Fort Laramie and realizing they had combined their Program with this state park. If you do both parks and also visit the Oregon Trail Ruts and Register Cliff you can earn a coin. Even if you aren't participating in the Ranger Program- this building is a must see! It is beautiful with heavy timber construction, stonework and wood paneling. Laura was fantastic and friendly!!
Written July 24, 2019
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suzieFortCollins
Fort Collins871 contributions
Best kept secret in Wyoming
Jul 2019 • Couples
Absolutely incredible vistas of cliffs, reservoir and more. The camping is some of the best spots anywhere. The yurts are especially nice to get away from it all. The trails are full of history and great views and the sunsets and sunrises amazing. This is the best place to kayak and swim.

BEWARE -They drain the reservoir twice a year and takes about 3 weeks for it to come back up. So no boating access at these times. Usually happens after the 4th of July , so you can still camp BUT there wont be any water in the res.
Written July 8, 2019
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L. Dailey
25 contributions
Outstanding Location!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Guernsey State Park is a very scenic reservoir north and west of Guernsey, WY. The scenery is absolutely great and the campgrounds are well maintained. There is a great museum for the history-buffs and a “castle” on the hill which offers a wonderful vantage point to view the scenic beauty of the area. One of the best state parks I have ever been to!
Written July 4, 2019
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TwoGalsGo
Red Bluff, CA38 contributions
This is a “go and do” park!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Sites are along the river, in shade, in full sun... varied like crazy. The lake is a huge attraction, literally HUGE. Fishing is good downstream from the spillway. Platte river fishing is overall great. State Park is a busy one, reserve well ahead from May to Sept. Infrastructure is sound, not ten thousand years old. Water tastes great. CCC built structures in the park are marvelous. Train tracks are on the hill above the camp so acoustically you get a deep thrumming murmur when they roll past. No clattering, squealing or banging metal on metal. We kind of liked it, it’s like background music. Be prepared to turn off your internet dependency - no WiFi in park. Guernsey public library, the visitors center and the park all have great internet and places to sit.
I highly recommend thoroughly exploring the park, driving over to a Fort Laramie and Register Cliff. They’re all pieces of our US history. This was a good stop on our way to Alaska.
Written June 7, 2019
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Motivator535
Kaysville, UT884 contributions
Long roads and great views
Apr 2019 • Family
Guernsey state park is filled with long roads and pleasant views of the Wyoming outdoors.

We enjoyed short little hikes and skipping rocks on the lake.

Enjoy
Written May 2, 2019
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