Get to Know Wyoming's State Parks

 In Wyoming, we know our magnificent landscape is something to be treasured. That’s why we’ve designated 12 distinct state parks, preserving and protecting Wyoming’s pristine scenery for future generations to enjoy. Hike, fish, camp and find your next big adventure at one of these Wyoming state parks:

Get to Know Wyoming's State Parks

Boysen State Park: Hugged by the Wind River Indian Reservation, Boysen is known for its trophy fishing waters and 76 miles of shoreline. Visit the east shore swimming beach and spot bighorn sheep around the many campground and picnic areas.

Sinks Canyon State Park: Take in enormous sandstone cliffs and witness thegeological marvel of the Popo Agie River disappearing into a cavern and reappearing half a mile down-canyon as a trout-filled pool. Phenomenal hiking and rock climbing await.

Hot Springs State Park: A remarkable scene, this park is situated around the world’s largest single mineral hot spring. Soak in the rich waters that fill indoor and outdoor pools while buffalo meander the red hills nearby.

Buffalo Bill State Park: Explore Wyoming’s premier wind surfing reservoir and take advantage of top-notch camping, picnicking and trout fishing, all flanked by postcard-worthy vistas of the Absaroka Mountains.

Bear River State Park: A key stretching point for I-80 travelers, this petite park offers roadside adventurers nearly three miles of hiking and bicycling trails, a helpful Tourist Information Center, picnic areas and plenty of bison and elk-viewing spots.

Keyhole State Park: Nudging the Black Hills and graced by a fisherman’s paradise, this state park is great for bird and wildlife watching. Keep an eye out for antelope, whitetail deer and wild turkeys too, all while enjoying the distant view of Devils Tower.

Edness K. Wilkins State Park: Sit under the generous shade of graceful cottonwoods or enjoy mellow canoeing and rafting on the North Platte River. This family favorite day-use area comes complete with picnic tables, grills, group shelters and playgrounds.

Glendo State Park: Water-lovers flock to this southern Wyoming boating park for its sandy beaches and clear blue waters. The area is cloaked in fascinating history, including aboriginal activity and Native American artifacts that still surface every now and then.

Guernsey State Park: Boating, fishing, hiking, bird-watching, picnicking and lakeside camping – it’s all here and crowned with high mountain bluffs. Don’t miss the collection of historic 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps buildings.

Curt Gowdy State Park: Named after a popular Wyoming sportscaster, Curt Gowdy State Park draws in mountain bikers, capers and trail runners from all over with its exciting Laramie Mountains trails. Granite towers, forested slopes and three reservoirs comprise the rugged, naturally beautiful backdrop.

Seminoe State Park: An impressive 180 miles of shoreline trace one of Wyoming’s largest man-made reservoirs. Thousands of pronghorn antelope and sage grouse live among the enormous white sand dunes and sagebrush.