State Parks

Wyoming is the home to 12 state parks that span over 100,000 acres of the state’s wide-open landscape. From granite outcroppings to pristine lakes to mineral hot springs, Wyoming’s state parks offer a variety of beautiful scenery for you to enjoy as you hike, boat or mountain bike your way through. Pitch a tent or park your RV and watch the stars reflect off the reservoir and Glendo State Park. Experience some of the best mountain biking in Wyoming along 30 miles of diverse trails at Curt Gowdy State Park. Find a local bison herd and geothermal features away from the crowds of Yellowstone at Hot Springs State Park. Whether it is trekking or snowshoeing miles of trails, fishing some of the best waters in the region or finding unique camping in the form of a yurt or treehouse, Wyoming’s state parks are some of the best places to unplug from everyday life.

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Bear River State Park

Hike, fish and enjoy winter sports like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in this state park near Evanston. While you’re here, keep an eye out for bison, elk and other area wildlife.

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Boysen State Park

Located between Shoshoni and Thermopolis, this state park offers a variety of water sports along the Boysen Reservoir. Spend the night in your tent or RV, or book a cabin or yurt stay within the park. And don’t forget your fishing gear. Boysen State Park is known for its fishing and ice fishing, with walleye, trout, catfish and more all up for grabs.

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Buffalo Bill State Park

Experience the stunning scenery of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in this state park located near Cody. Set up your camper or tent to make this park your home base as you explore the nearby Yellowstone National Park. While here, don’t miss out on fishing, boating, wildlife-viewing and other fun activities within the state park.

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Curt Gowdy State Park

Known for its world-class mountain biking trails, this state park located between Cheyenne and Laramie offers plenty to do for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. Fish or paddle along the park’s three reservoirs or find a new favorite hiking trail. You can spend a night (or several) camping or staying at one of the yurts or cabins located inside the park.

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Edness K. Wilkins State Park

This state park located near Casper is the perfect place to have a picnic and take in your surroundings. Cottonwood trees shade over 40 picnic tables within the park, offering ample space for you to spread out with your loved ones. Don’t forget your binoculars; 100 species of birds can be spotted within different parts of the year. You can also plan to fish and boat on the reservoir.

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Glendo State Park

Enjoy diverse landscapes, from sandy beaches to alpine forests in this state park located near Glendo. The Glendo Reservoir offers fishing and boating opportunities, while the surrounding area features spots to camp, hike and mountain bike. Book a stay in a park yurt for a unique lodging experience.

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Guernsey State Park

Located near Guernsey and Fort Laramie, this state park offers plenty of history within park boundaries and in the surrounding area. Visit the Guernsey Museum and other beautiful historic structures completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. You can also boat along the Guernsey Reservoir, hike or mountain bike surrounding trails and camp or stay in a yurt within the park.

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Hawk Springs State Recreation Area

Take in views of bluffs along Wyoming’s eastern plains as you explore this state park near La Grange and Torrington. Fish, swim or boat along the Hawk Springs Reservoir, stay at one of the park’s walk-up primitive campsites or pack a picnic if you just plan to spend the day. Be sure to cast a line, as your chances of catching walleye and crappie are high.

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Hot Springs State Park

Otherworldly formations created by the area’s mineral waters are the focal point of this state park in Thermopolis, offering a more intimate experience to Yellowstone’s thermal features. Hike along the boardwalks and paths showcasing these unique geological creations or enjoy a mineral water soak in the free State Bath House. Keep an eye out for the local bison herd that roams the area.

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Keyhole State Park

The Keyhole Reservoir offers a chance to swim, boat and fish at this state park located near Sundance and Moorcroft. You can also find a place to camp and explore local hiking trails. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to sleep in a treehouse offering all the amenities. Be sure to book early to ensure your stay.

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Seminoe State Park

See sand dunes and unique rock formations within this state park located between Rawlins and Alcova. Boating and swimming are popular activities along the Seminoe Reservoir. This area also offers fishing access along Wyoming’s Miracle Mile, one of the most popular fly fishing destinations. Book a campsite to spend a few days at this beautiful state park.

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Sinks Canyon State Park

World-class rock climbing is one of the main draws of this state park near Lander. Another can’t-miss feature? The Popo Agie River, which disappears and reappears through the geological wonders of the Sinks and Rise within the park. Hiking, camping and mountain biking are other popular activities. Take a few days to discover this state park by reserving a yurt or campsite.

Know before you go

Before you set out on your epic adventure, explore what you need to know so your Wyoming vacation goes off without a hitch.

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