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Curt Gowdy State Park

Cheyenne, Wyoming


1264 Granite Springs Rd
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
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Sites: 145
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.19369
Longitude: -105.25511

Elevation: 7559' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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33 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The reason I gave it a 7 was the very rough gravel road we had to drive on for 4 miles before we got to the Twin Lakes area of the park where we camped. It was also very dusty. Next time I would ask them to get me closer to the paved area. Our site was beautiful, right on the lake. We did have electric but no cell service at all where we were. We did a really nice 2 1/2 mile hike on the Kingdom trail which was easy to moderate. Saw a few deer. Beautiful view from the top. We let our dog off leash and she loved it. We only passed 2 bikers. The address is Cheyenne, but its 25 miles into town. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Twin Lakes area C170
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park half way between Cheyenne and Laramie. Water and 50 amp at some sites with picnic table and fire ring. Great hiking all around. Peaceful, quiet Wyoming camping at it's best. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Hike Hidden Falls. Tumbleweed area has water and electrical with great views of the water.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This park is large. Take note of where you site is and how you enter and leave the park. We ended up on 8 miles of washboard gravel roads which was not fun. If you get a spot by the entrance way better. Its a cool park located in a cool area but if returning I would be sure to be as close to the entrance as possible. Its also a bit of a trek to the entrance of the park . We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really great little park with some beautiful hiking and MTB trails. Sites are fairly level, and easy to manoeuvre. We paid $22 which is the out of state rate. Electric only. Showers are a drive to the visitor centre. Staff not particularly bubbly... We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The hike to Hidden Falls is a great, easy hike. Take your MTB!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful state park located on small lake. Worth the extra drive. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking fishing wildlife in area.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in Curt Gowdy State Park for two nights on a trip up to Yellowstone. Reservations were made on line and we were able to pick out our campsite at that time. Park staff was very friendly and everything was just fine. Our site had easy lake access and there are a number of nice hiking and biking trails around the two lakes in the Park. Site had electric and water and was pretty level. AT&T Cell service was adequate and there were a few OTA channels from Cheyenne. We stayed in site 25 in the Tumbleweeds campground. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Tumbleweeds 25
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

We just stopped in on a whim driving a 30 foot MH pulling a toad. The drive up is a WOW. We were advised to check out vacancies in the Hecla Point area. This area has no hook-ups. Fantastic view of lake and mountains at 7400 elevation. high desert. Other areas require a reservation 48 hours in advance. Some of them had concrete pads and electric or/and water. We were completely happy with our site H-15 and after a drive around the park decided it was one of the better ones. Plenty of walking/biking trails and mountain bike type trails. Dogs not allowed in water at Granite Reservoir as it is part of the Cheyenne Municipal Water Supply. Good cell coverage on Verizon. Very quiet and peaceful CG. I remember Curt Gowdy from Wide World of Sports and the Olympics coverage, he is from Cheyenne. We would definitely return as a destination it is that beautiful. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
H15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Took a drive to Crystal Reservoir which is about 4 miles. We drove our small toad and glad that we did as roads are tighter over there. Our site was more of parallel parking than a pull-through.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Convenient stop (12 miles off I80) as we traveled through region. My wife & I tented in the "North Causeway" adjacent to outhouse on top of hill. Arrived @ 8:30P, pitched tent by 9:00P & got in tent. At 10:00P, a large animal sniffed around our tent for 30 minutes. After that, it was uneventful except for the occasional vehicle coming and going until midnight. The "sniffing" is par for the course when in the west. It did frighten my wife, but we settled down without incident until our departure at 5:30A. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
North Causeway
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Better than a motel. Take bear spray as a precaution.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Located in a very scenic area halfway between Laramie and Cheyenne. We camped in the first loop where it seemed all lots are pull through and very spacious. The driveway was gravel and adjacent to a large patio with fire pit and concrete picnic table. Grass surrounded all. We were site #21 which was a little uneven but we adjusted. We appreciated the view and the privacy of our campsite. We would have preferred flush toilets and showers. We arrived just after 5 so there wasn't any direction, maps, or clues to what there was to do and where to go. The signs weren't a big help so I wish I had printed out a map of the park before our trip. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There was a little camp "store" which was just a trailer on a campsite. Campgrounds along I-80 in WY are sometimes sketchy because they allow full time residents so getting off the road to a state park appealed to us. Maybe added 30-45 minutes to our trip.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 24

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: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 88
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 35

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.

Value
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: 107
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 179
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 17

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: 3

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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