Wyoming State Parks closes camping facilities; remain open for day-use

by | Updated Mar 30, 2020 at 5:19PM

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In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, shower houses, some non-essential restrooms and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables.

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While we believe in the physical and mental health benefits our open spaces provide, we are seeing a growing influx of campers flocking to our state parks due to National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and surrounding state campground closures.

This leads to increased concerns regarding our ability to maintain a healthy environment for our consumers and staff.

It is hoped by keeping our state parks open for day-use activities we are able to balance the public’s desire for outdoor recreation with the health and safety needs of our constituents and staff.

Visitors can still enjoy Wyoming’s state parks while recreating alone or with family and maintaining the prescribed six feet social distances, gathering in groups less than 10 and following CDC recommended hygiene practices.

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