State Parks of Wyoming

State Parks of Wyoming
Wyoming is a sparsely populated state made up mostly of mountains and rangeland. Visitors will find a variety of state parks offering many amenities including fishing, camping and hiking. They are conveniently located near many of Wyoming's popular attractions including Yellowstone National Park and skiing at Jackson Hole.

Guernsey State Park

Guernsey State Park is located on the Guernsey Reservoir in western Wyoming. It features seven campgrounds with five of them located on the lake. All campsites are primitive, and each campground has a common area with drinking water, picnic tables and charcoal grills. The Oregon Trail that the Western settlers used runs through the park, and remnants of the trail are still intact. The park has an extensive network of hiking trails and includes several loops and scenic lookouts with views of the lake and rocky landscape. The trails total more than 10 miles in length and include portions that are physically demanding.

Guernsey State Park
P.O. Box 429
Guernsey, WY 82214
307-836-2334
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Keyhole State Park

Keyhole State Park is located in northwestern Wyoming on the Keyhole Reservoir. It offers nine campgrounds with varying amenities; all sites include a picnic table and fire ring. Most campsites have views or are within walking distance of the reservoir. The park is home to many migrating bird species as well as mule deer and wild turkeys, which are often encountered throughout the park. Visitors will find several miles of hiking trails with varying terrain and several routes that run along the shoreline of the reservoir. A marina and convenience store are located within the park; the store carries groceries and fishing supplies and has private showers that are available for a small fee.

Keyhole State Park
22 Marina Road
Moorcroft, WY 82721
307-756-3596
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Buffalo Bill State Park

Buffalo Bill State Park is located nine miles west of Cody, Wyoming, surrounding the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. The park is in the Absoraka Mountains and features a visitor center with interpretive exhibits of the area's history. There are two campgrounds in the park, which include sites with a picnic table and grill. Modern restrooms and water sources are located at each campground. A large day use area has a playground and picnic pavilion with tables and charcoal grills. A boat launch is available on the reservoir, where guests can catch bluegill and largemouth bass. The park has several hiking trails that run along the lakeshore and feature undulating terrain.

Buffalo Bill State Park
47 Lakeside Road
Cody, WY 82414
307-587-9227
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Article Written By Matthew Knight

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.