Which Wyoming State Park Doesn’t Get The Love It Deserves?
Wyoming is home to 12 State Parks, multiple State Historic sites, 7 National Parks/ Monuments and multiple National Forests for you to explore.
Emily Pennington is a freelance writer that has visited of the U.S. National Parks, all 63, and State Parks all over the country. She's written a book titled: Feral: Losing Myself and Finding My Way in America's National Parks.
Since she's toured around and given parks all over the country a chance, she's seen quite a few parks and wrote an article highlighting the parks that may not get the love they deserve.
When you live in a state like Wyoming, we're pretty lucky to have incredible options when it comes to parks. Even though we have many options, there's a good chance you have your favorite parks.
For instance, if you're a Walleye fisherman, you probably enjoy Glendo State Park the best. If you love seeing bison and soaking in hot springs, you may choose Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis. You may overlook some of the other places and haven't explored them.
Emily recently wrote an article that highlights one park in each state that may not get the love that it should. For Wyoming, she chose, Curt Gowdy State Park between Cheyenne and Laramie.
Once known as Granite State Park, it was re-named after National Sportscaster and Outdoorsman Curt Gowdy in 1972, the park is know for it's multiple reservoirs, great fishing, camping, hiking and mountain biking.
If you're a mountain biker, or love to hike, this could be your new favorite. The International Mountain Bicycling Association classifies Curt Gowdy State Park 'Epic', meaning it's the type of mountain biking that mountain bikers live for and put on their bucket list of places to go.
Rugged terrain, hundreds of campsites and family fun can be found at Curt Gowdy State Park.
If you're looking for a new place to explore, Emily thinks you are missing out on CGSP. If you already have your annual state park pass, it won't cost you any more to check it out. A resident day pass is only $7/resident or $12/non-resident.