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Cheyenne, Wyoming

Curt Gowdy State Park

Cheyenne, Wyoming



Cheyenne, Wyoming
Phone: (307) 632-7946

Sites: 145
Recent Rate: $21 8/2016

Latitude: 41.193694
Longitude: -105.255106

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is huge, measured in miles, developed around the Granite Reservoir and the Crystal Reservoir. The area is on the Plains with few trees. The lakes, reservoirs, are lovely. There are bike paths, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, boat ramps, fishing, and horse trails. The scenery is spectacular if you like deserts. It is used mainly by locals for weekend outings, but there is a lot of room for transients. The roads are gravel - a bit dusty - and the sites spacious.

There are a few sites that provide electricity and water for an extra charge, (sites 1-8). These sites are available by reservation only, and that brings you right up against the bureaucracy of a government run RV park. (The site that we were refused, was empty the entire time we were here.) I will not go into that here other than to say reservations are handled by an offsite third party, and there is little coordination between them and the onsite people. This is a good thing as what coordination there is, is wrong. There is no dump station on site. And, of course, you will never see a state employee in the park. The work is handled by 'camp hosts'.

The area is beautiful with abundant wildlife: lots of Groundhogs. Cheyenne and Laramie are both about a 25-mile drive. My wife and I would not hesitate to visit this park again prepared to dry camp. Oh, I should mention that they may or may not charge full camping price for each vehicle that you bring.

The Wyoming State Museum provides a good overview of what's happened in the state and well worth a visit. The museum covers the coal industry in Wyoming that makes them all Republicans. The Air Force Missile Museum gives one a thin, but worthwhile overview of our deterrent missile system. However, you have to be able to pass through security and willing to be escorted on and off of the base. I had to wonder if too many security checks affect your security clearance like too many credit checks affects your credit rating.

No Dump Station! Take it with you when you leave. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
T23
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Equidistant to Cheyenne and Laramie.

The missile museum in Cheyenne is a little sparse but, you get a chance to meet the wonderful young people in our armed service (Air Force). And, you'll find out if the Government is looking for you.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on a Saturday in July without a reservation. The ranger said that we would be able to find a space because there was a fire ban. We stayed in our 25 foot motorhome and dry camped. We found a nice site overlooking the lake. The roads are gravel but our site was fairly flat. It was just a few steps down to the lake. The lake was full of boats, paddle boards and kayakers. You can rent a canoe for $20. The archery range is amazing and one of the best we have ever seen, but it is not excessively challenging. Even the beginner has a chance on this range as the targets are large and the distance to the targets well marked. However, need to do some hiking and bring some water. The sunsets over the lake are amazing. This park is best for the active RVer. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
dry camping
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Curt Gowdy State Park is about halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie and is a decent alternative to commercial campgrounds for visiting either place. The drive to either city is gorgeous, but about 25 minutes each way. The park is mainly a water sports and mountain biking destination. There are nearly 40 miles of excellent mountain bike trails. There are many very large waterfront sites in both the dry camping and electric/water areas. A lot of the sites are set up for multiple RVs so an extended family could have a great group camping experience here. The prevalence of mountain bikes makes the trails less pleasant for hiking and there is no swimming in the lakes. Overall, though, a very scenic and pleasant campground. We had surprisingly decent Verizon 4G and cell reception. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Pull through but not level site. On dirt, our jack sank, so if it rains, put down a pad. Concrete pad with table and fire ring. Electric and Water only. 4G. 10 channel on antenna. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 164
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This park's lake and scenery are absolutely beautiful but it is difficult for full time RVers to see a value here. The office personnel were absolutely clueless about where we should park. All of the sites with water and electric are reservation only. We were told on the phone that we could go into the park and select a site. When we showed up, we were told that we could not go into the hookup area without reservations and reservations had to be made two days in advance, so dry camping was our only option. We did find one of the very few dry camping sites level enough and large enough for our motorhome and toad. The whole place needs to be graded to remove the many huge bumps and muddy areas everywhere. Gravel needs to be spread throughout the park. There is no dump station in the park. I doubt that we would stay here again. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Dry Camping
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

You must make reservations if you want a site with hookups. There is no dump station here!!

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the most beautiful State Parks we have ever stayed in. Spaces are far apart overlooking lake. Very quiet and peaceful. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
full hookup
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park and many upgrades have been recently completed. There is a beautiful new visitor center with historical displays on the main floor and new coin operated showers on the lower floor. The Tumbleweed RV loop with hookups has beautiful, level waterfront and lake view sites. There are composting toilets throughout the park, and they now accept credit cards. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. The parks folks are helpful. Most sites are first come and they will let you go find a spot before you pay. Since I work from the road I needed Verizon service. The only area that had coverage was on the northwest side as you come into the park and the water/electric sites. 2 bars Verizon LTE but I needed my Wilson booster to get that level of coverage. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park with a great visitors center with Curt Gowdy memorabilia. Sites are very well spaced, the only problem being that the site we were assigned was very unlevel. Only hydraulic jacks would have worked. After a couple of phone calls (extremely nice people) we took a different site and really enjoyed the stay. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice spread out camp area. Some tent sites, some no hook ups, some with water and electric. They are scattered around the lake. We had an electric/water site in Tumbleweeds. None of the sites were right up on another. Looks like the main activity is water sports. Lots of jet skis, ski boat, water tubes. No swimming, that seemed odd. We enjoyed the stay. Some might be put off by the watercraft noises and this would not be a good choice for those. They were pretty much all done by dusk. No highways or trains noises at night. Would pick this park again if in the area. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park located midway between Cheyenne and Laramie. Plenty of well spaced out sites with many directly on the water. We stayed in Tumbleweeds #27. It was a pull through site that was pretty level and just a few steps away from the lake. There is plenty of great hiking in the park and very pet friendly - we have a small dog. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is in a very scenic setting, but the sites are not level and there are not many that have h2o and electric. Only 1 dump station, and not easily accessible for big rigs. Would not stay here again. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice State Park with great views. We stayed in the electric loop (Tumbleweeds Campground). Water and 50 amp available at each site in this loop. No showers or restrooms. Dump station has easy access. Sites not very level so bring leveling boards. Each site in this loop has concrete pad with picnic table and metal fire ring. Ice, firewood, and some snacks are available from campground vendor. We would stay here again. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a new state park on a small lake that was designed for today's larger RV's. We stayed in the Tumbleweeds area which is all large pull throughs. Several sites are on the water, and all have a view of the lake. Our site was fairly level. I've never stayed at a campground where the sites were so spread out; most sites are at least 40-50 yards from nearest neighbor. The visitor center is still being build, and their is no bath house. We came in from the Laramie side and went out towards Cheyenne, and the road is excellent. This park is a gem, and we would stay here again. Only negative was low water pressure. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here with our two young boys for the max 14 nights and loved every second! Now, when we first got there it had been raining so our spot had a little standing water. Leveling was interesting, but we got it done, in the rain and all. We found our site was wonderful. Level with one set of legos and water and electric were good to go. There was some work being done to a few sites when not being used, but nothing annoying or in the way. You can not swim, but you can wade, be in the water. Our kids splashed around and had a great time! The little store with snacks and some necessities was great, I am glad they were there. The playgrounds were also fun. There was wonderful hiking, bike riding and just a ton to see and do in Cheyenne and Laramie. The main negative I have about the park, and this is just there rule and I get that, but my mom flew in from Austin TX to stay with us for three nights and take the kids to the Cheyenne Frontier Days. She rented a car at the Denver airport, drove to the park and was going to sleep in our fifth wheel. Well, I was happy to pay a fee for her to be there, but I wasn't expecting to have to pay a full nights camping fee per night of her being there. She didn't have her own spot, only a car which was parked in our spot and not in the way of anyone else parking. I found that a little ridiculous, but whatever, of course we paid it. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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