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Bear River State Park- Bear River State Park is located in the extreme southwestern portion of Wyoming, within the city limits of Evanston and just south of exit #6 on I-80, near the Bear River. Bear River State Park, established in 1991, provides visitors with many recreational opportunities.
Boysen State Park- Boysen State Park, located near the center of the state, 100 miles west of Casper. Most of the facilities are around the lake minus two campgrounds which are below the dam along the Wind River.
Buffalo Bill State Park- Mountains dominate the scenery at Buffalo Bill State Park. Shoshone Canyon, the location of the dam, is framed by Rattlesnake Mountain to the north and Cedar Mountain (also known as Spirit Mountain) to the south. Further west, along the north shoreline, lies Logan Mountain. The north and south forks of the Shoshone River are divided by Sheep Mountain while prominent on the southern skyline is Carter Mountain. All are part of the Rocky Mountain Absaroka (Ab-Sor'-ka)
Range. Elevations vary from approximately 5,400 feet in the state park to over 10,000 feet in the Absarokas. The northern sector of Wyoming is world famous for its outdoor recreation resources.

Curt Gowdy State Park- Curt Gowdy State Park, located 24 miles west of Cheyenne, has a richly varied landscape, flora and fauna decorate the foothills of the Laramie Mountains.
Edness K Wilkins State Park- Edness K. Wilkins State Park, located 6 miles east of Casper off Interstate 25 where families, offers a serene day-use park.
Glendo State Park- Glendo Reservoir is located on the North Platte River, 6 miles southeast of the town of Glendo, in Platte County. Access from I-25 via County Rd. 17 (Glendo Park Road). Glendo State Park is found in one of Wyoming's most historic areas. Spanish Diggings, suggesting a large area of aboriginal activity, lie just a few miles east of the reservoir.
Guernsey State Park- Guernsey State Park, located along the North Platte River, features one of the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. The park has long been
known as a haven for boating, camping, hiking and picnicking, but its real treasure may lie in the wonderful CCC work that can be seen throughout the park.

Hawk Springs State Park- This area includes prime boating, fishing, picnining and camping. Ther are blue heron and the many other birds that inhabit the area.
Hot Springs State Park- Hot Springs State Park, located in Thermopolis, features a bison heard, swinging bridge, state bath house, group picnic shelters, boat ramp facility, flowers and Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site.
Keyhole State Park- The Keyhole area centers on the reservoir, approximately 14,720 acres of water recreation opportunity.
Seminoe State Park- Seminoe State Park, located 34 miles north of Sinclair, on the northwest side of the reservoir, features camping, fishing and boating.
Sinks Canyon State Park- Sinks Canyon State Park, located south of Lander, features 30 campsites along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie. Wildlife is abundant in the canyon due to three seperate habitats.

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Description - Main attractions of the state parks include numerous large reservoirs, and portions of the North Platte and Popo Agie rivers. Some of the large reservoirs include Seminoe, Glendo, Boysen and Guernsey. Many of the parks offer campgrounds, hiking trails, boat docks and day use areas.

Recreation - The Wyoming mountains, basins and plains facilitate exciting adventures throughout the year. The most popular recreational activities include camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, wildlife viewing, bird watching, hiking and climbing.

Climate - The climate in Wyoming changes with the topography. Generally the western mountains and basins receive large amounts of precipitation and create a rain shadow for eastern Wyoming. Most of the precipitation occurs during the winter months and falls in the form of snow. Temperatures are cooler in this region than the eastern part of the state, because of the generally higher elevation.

The eastern and lower elevations of Wyoming have been known for the constant wind that blows from west to east. During the winter this may be a Chinook, which warms the region. Temperatures in eastern Wyoming can be extreme. Summer days may reach 100 degrees F cooling quickly after sunset. Winter temperature lows can reach below zero with the wind adding to the intensity.

Location - Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites are found throughout the state.


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Wyoming - Wyoming is within the top ten largest states in the country and the least populated. If you're seeking solitude in wilderness setting look into one of the many recreation opportunities in this state.

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