Every Kid in a Wyoming State Park

Parks offer children one-of-a-kind experiences. The kind that can’t be found in any app, video game or television show. They expand our understanding of nature and how we should interact with it. They encourage us to explore and exercise. To inquire and imagine. In short, every kid deserves time in a park. That’s why, during this year’s 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, the Wyoming Office of Tourism is partnering with State Parks Historic Sites and Trials (SPHST) and the Department of Education to offer 4th graders and their families and educators free admission to our incredible state parks and historic sites.

Through the federal Every Kid in a Park program, 4th graders and their families already receive free access to all National Parks. But Wyoming is filled with countless local treasures, beyond Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, and we want to give kids the chance to experience them all. So, through August of each year, holders of the national Every Kid in a Park pass can receive the same free admission to Wyoming’s state parks, historic sites and recreation areas.

Follow these simple steps to take advantage this special admission:

  1. Visit the Every Kid in a Park site to receive your pass.
  2. Acquire an official “Wyoming State Parks” hologram sticker to affix to the national pass. Stickers are available to many Wyoming 4th grade students through their schools and are also available at all SPHST visitor centers and fee booths, as well through the SPHST Headquarters at 2301 Central Ave., 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002.
  3. Visit a park or historic site and simply show the pass (with sticker) to staff at a fee booth or visitor center. At unmanned sites, just display the pass (with sticker) in the driver’s side dashboard.

For additional details, visit the WYO State Parks website.

Ready to plan your visit? Check out Wyoming’s state parks and historic sites to pick your favorite. Be sure to share your adventure with the hashtag #ThatsWY.