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Welcome to Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails

Finding your perfect vacation spot has never been easier!

Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we've got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks.

If making a splash is more your style, we've got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs . Once you're done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park. 

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Wyoming has 12 state parks.
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Wyoming has 28 state historic sites.
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Wyoming has over 640 miles of ORV trails and 2,585 snowmobile trails managed by a variety of agencies.
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State Parks Prepares for Electric Bicycle Trail Allowance

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With the growing popularity of electric bicycles nationwide there soon became a quandary regarding whether or not E-bikes should be allowed on trails designated as non-motorized.

 

With the help of some impassioned bicycle shop owners, like Patrick Collins for the Bicycle Station, and the bill sponsor State Senator Tara Nethercott, The Wyoming State Legislature passed  SF81, allowing for the use of correctly labeled E-bikes on state trails and roadways. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon, goes into effect July 1.

 

With the Passage of the E-bike legislation Wyoming State Parks wanted to take the lead and is currently working on rules that will allow the Type-1 E-bikes on our non-motorized trails.  We are also piloting an experiment to look at the effects of Type 2 on our trails and hope that if there are no effects we will be able to allow Type 2s as well. During this upcoming season while we work on official  rules our parks will allow the Type 1 E-bike usage on our non-motorized trails.

 

In research from the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office, E-bike sales and manufacturing have been climbing exponentially over the last few years.  “E-bikes allow people who may not normally be able to enjoy trails for whatever physical reason the chance to get into our beautiful parks,” said Domenic Bravo Administrator for Wyoming State Parks and Outdoor Recreation Office “we look forward to seeing you on the trail”

 

According to the legislation, electric bicycles may be operated where “bicycles are permitted to travel…” with the following exceptions:

Class 1 or Class 2 electric bicycles may be operated on bicycle or multi-use paths where bicycles are allowed unless otherwise stated by the local authority or state agency with jurisdiction over the specific path or trail.

Class 3 electric bicycles shall not be operated on a bicycle or multi-use path unless it is adjacent to a highway or roadway or a local authority or state agency allows that operation.

Persons interested in purchasing an electric bicycle should discuss how and where they intend to use the E-bike with their dealer, who can either provide insight into where the particular bike can and can’t be used or who to contact to get a clarification.

 

Electric Bicycle definitions

Class 1 – electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 miles an hour.

Class 2 – electric bicycle equipped with a motor that may be used to propel the bicycle without pedaling and is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 miles an hour.

Class 3 – electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of 28 miles an hour.

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Wyo Parks, Game and Fish Partner for "Free Fishing Day"

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Contact: Wyoming State Park, 307-777-6323

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s  "Free Fishing Day", on June 1, daily use fees are waived at all parks/recreation areas that provide angling.  

Wyo Parks locations offering free entrance are Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt Gowdy, Edness K. Wilkins, Fort Phil Kearny, Glendo, Guernsey, Keyhole, Seminoe and Hawk Springs.  Camping fees are not waived. 

Free-Fishing-Day-2019Fishing opportunities also exist at the following sites, which offer free entrance year-round; Bear River, Hot Springs, Medicine Lodge, and Sinks Canyon. 

Free Fishing Day is offered annually by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and involves lakes and reservoirs throughout the state.

 

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Wyoming BioBlitz Scheduled June 7-9

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WYOMING BIOBLITZ 2019

Registration is now open for this unique Wyoming event.

Evanston, Wyo. – Discover a hidden Wyoming gem, survey wildlife, and have a blast! The Wyoming BioBlitz is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for families, students, and all nature-lovers. This year held June 7-9 at Bear River State Park located near Evanston. The event is free and open to the public and registration will close on May 25th.

A BioBlitz is a 24 hour period in which the public team ups with biologists to search for and document as many plants, animals and insects as they can find within a certain location. In addition to contributing to science, the BioBlitz provides a hands-on opportunity to learn from experts. Participants will meet local scientists and learn how they study their subjects. Teachers will also receive two Professional Standards Teaching Board (PTSB) credits for participating. Participants need no experience to participate in surveys, which will include birds, amphibians, plants, and more.

In addition to searching for and tracking organisms, the BioBlitz offers a strong educational component. People of all ages learn how local scientists conduct their research and gain understanding of their subjects. Biologists leading the activity (such as bird mist-netting or amphibian catching) describe the natural history, life cycle, identification and other fun facts about plants and animals they find. The event is highly hands-on with a diversity of activities and topics.

Participants of all ages and interests are welcome.  Registration for the 2019 BioBlitz is required. The event is free, though space is limited.  Learn more at http://rockies.audubon.org/bioblitz

The event is organized by the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute, Audubon Rockies, Wyoming State Parks, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

About Audubon Rockies

Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon Rockies is the regional office of the National Audubon Society serving Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah with science, education, and policy. Learn more at www.rockies.audubon.org.

About the University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute

The UW Biodiversity Institute fosters conservation of biodiversity through scientific discovery, creative dissemination, education and public engagement. In this setting, scientists and citizens, students and educators, come together to share a wealth of perspectives on the study and appreciation of biodiversity – from microbes to poetry and ecosystems to economics.  Learn more at www.wyomingbiodiversity.org.

About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. In Wyoming, we are conserving lands, waters, wildlife and the Wyoming way of life. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visitwww.nature.org/wyoming.

About Wyoming State Parks

Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails protect and enhance the natural and cultural environment by providing enjoyable, educational and inspiring experiences for present and future generations.

About the Bear River State Park

Bear River State Park is a day use only park comprised of 324 acres. It is home to small herds of bison and elk and boasts several miles of both paved and packed gravel trails. The Bear River State Park Visitor Center is home to numerous wildlife displays that showcase Wyoming’s impressive array of wildlife. It also provides visitors with State of Wyoming tourism information.

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Jacelyn Downey
Project Coordinator
Audubon Rockies
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307-756-3941

 

Bebe Crouse

The Nature Conservancy

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406-579-8559

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