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Top Wyoming State Parks

Bear River State Park

This state park features a herd of bison and a herd of elk. In addition visitors to this park will find hiking and biking trails. Visitors to this park can enjoy wildlife watching, boating, bird watching, fishing and much more. Bear River State Park also hosts the annual Bear River Rendezvous, which is a great spot to learn about and experience the trapping heritage of the region.

Buffalo Bill State Park

Buffalo Bill State Park is located in the shadow of the Absaroka Mountains. Within the park visitors can enjoy all types of recreation. The park’s reservoir is wonderful for fishing, and is one of the best spots in the state to enjoy wind surfing. Visitors can also enjoy plenty of camping options  and much more. Another feature of the park is the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center which has exhibits and presentations about the region.

Curt Gowdy State Park

Curt Gowdy State Park, in the foothills of the Laramie Mountains, is a wonderful Wyoming camping and recreation destination. Within the park there are three reservoirs for visitors to enjoy, which provide lots of fishing opportunities as well as water sports. The foothills of the Laramie Mountains offer amazing mountain biking and hiking, and the park has a fantastic trail system to use.

Fort Bridger State Historic Site

Fort Bridger State Historic Site preserves the site of a historic trading post and fort. The site was first a trading post along the Oregon Trail, it was later property of the Mormons and later became a military outpost. Visitors to these park can see some restored historic buildings from the time the site was a military outpost, a reconstructed trading post and even an archeological site from the Mormon time period. the park also has a museum onsite with artifacts and information about the site’s history.

Glendo State Park

Glendo State Park is a wonderful boating destination. Visitors to this park can enjoy fishing, water skiing, boating and much more. In addition the park’s sandy beaches and sand dunes are also a fun destination. The park is also filled with historic significance, including plenty of archeological sites. Visitors to this park will enjoy all of the wonderful recreation, including camping and much more within this park.

Guernsey State Park

This park has one of the nicest reservoirs in the state within its boundaries. This park is fantastic for boating an many other types of water recreation. In addition Guernsey State Park has many hiking trails, as well as fantastic camping accommodations. While spending time at the park visitors can enjoy viewing the work of the Civilian Conservation Core, including the Guernsey Museum and more.

Hot Springs State Park

Hot Springs State Park protects the world’s largest mineral hot spring, Big Spring. Big Spring is located just at the edge of the city of Thermopolis and pours out millions of gallons of water every day. When the water comes out of the ground it is 135 degrees. Visitors to this park can see the fountain of the hot spring. In addition, some of the water goes into pools where it is cooled for visitors to enjoy. Beyond the hot spring, visitors can enjoy plenty more recreation, including the herd of buffalo that live in the park.

Keyhole State Park

Keyhole State Park is named for the Keyhole Reservoir, which is an excellent spot for fishing. In addition the park is within sight of Devils Tower. Within this park visitors can enjoy many options for recreational activity. It has some of the best snowmobiling in the state, as well as trails for hiking and more. Keyhole State Park is also a fantastic destination for birders. Migrating birds call the region home, which makes this park a wonderful option for bird watching.

Sinks Canyon State Park

Sinks Canyon State Park has some fantastic features for visitors to explore. The main attraction of the park is the Sinks. The Popo Agie River flows into a cavern called the Sinks and disappeared, then farther down the river resurfaces in a pool, called the Rise. While visiting the park travelers can explore the hiking trails, as well as enjoy rock climbing, fishing and more. The park also has interpretive signs about the park, as well as exhibits at the visitor center.

Trails End State Historic Site

This historic site preserves a Flemish Revival style home. The Flemish Revival Historic House Museum was originally built in 1913. It was home to a Wyoming Governor and Senator. Visitors to this park will see the original furnishings of the home. In addition the grounds of the house are fantastic, with a variety of native and non-native species. This is a wonderful park to learn about some of the history of the state.

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