WY Responsibly.

Pledge to Adventure Responsibly.

We’re all longing for space to be wild and free. Wyoming offers that safe haven for visitors. But it comes with a responsibility. We encourage all who visit to join us in caring for the health of our natural spaces, the wildness of the outdoors and the well-being of ourselves and our neighbors.

Enjoy Natural Spaces Responsibly

Wyoming’s wide-open spaces make for epic camping and hiking. But before you set out, here are a few things to know.

Love Our Public Lands.

Venturing into Wyoming’s great outdoors? Help preserve our wild spaces for years to come, while being safe on your visit.

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Co-Exist Responsibly

Wyoming’s wildlife is plentiful and powerful. Please consider these tips so we can all peacefully co-exist.

Staying safe: For the safety of wildlife and visitors, please keep a safe distance from all wildlife, not just the animals that seem scary to you. It’s recommended to stay at least 25 yards away from elk or bison and 100 yards away from bears and wolves. Find more information here on wildlife safety and best watching spots. 

Respecting wildlife: Wyoming is filled with some of the largest and longest migrations in the world. To keep it that way, we ask visitors to respect habitats by not altering campsites, trails or developed recreation sites.

Fishing: If you plan to enjoy Wyoming’s incredible fishing, be sure to visit here for licenses and boat inspection information.

Capturing Wildlife with Joe Riis.

Wyoming is home to thousands of species of wildlife. Joe Riis explains his passion for capturing epic wildlife migrations in Wyoming’s epic landscapes.

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Be Part of a Responsible Community

The spirit of the West is wild and welcoming. But it’s not reckless. Together, we follow these key guidelines.

Be healthy: Please respect posted signs and announcements for health and safety guidelines and requirements so we can continue to enjoy our community spaces.

Be flexible: Many government agencies and visitor centers are operating with reduced staff and resources due to COVID-19. Planning ahead – especially for those new to the outdoors – and being flexible can help reduce the demands on these smaller crews and enhance your travel experience in Wyoming.

Be an early bird: Early birds avoid the crowds. Visit the parks during nonpeak hours (before 9 am and after 3 pm) and seasons (April and May, September and October) for a more intimate experience.

Be prepared: Wyoming’s open roads and beautiful scenery were built for road trips. But there are a few things to be aware of. Keep an eye out for wildlife unexpectedly crossing the road. Bring a map (especially in areas where cell service is inconsistent). And make reservations – for camping or a hotel stay – ahead of time so you don’t have to scramble at the last minute. This is currently a requirement for all Wyoming State Park campsites.

Working Together to Keep Wyoming Safe

The helpful tips featured on this page come to you from Wyoming State Parks, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Wyoming Game & Fish, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Learn more about recreating safely in Wyoming here.

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