Guernsey

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Brochure of Guernsey State Park (SP) at Guernsey Reservoir on the North Platte River in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks.

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WYOPARKS.STATE.WY.US WYOPARKS.STATE.WY.US PARK FEES & PERMITS The daily use fee is $6 per Wyoming resident vehicle, or $9 per non-resident vehicle, and is required to enter and use park areas and facilities. An annual daily use permit is available. The camping fee is $15 per Wyoming resident vehicle or $25 per non-resident vehicle (includes daily use fee). An annual camping permit is also available for Wyoming residents. THINGS TO DO AND SEE PARK RULES • • • • • • • Park dumpsters are for park use only. Litter must be disposed of in provided containers. Keep motorized vehicles on designated roads. A valid driver’s license is required. All pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Firearms and fireworks are not allowed. Obey posted signs, traffic barriers and speed limits. No glass containers Camping in designated camping sites is restricted to one camping unit (tent, travel trailer or motor vehicle designed for camping) plus two licensed vehicles (car, boat or RV trailer) plus a maximum of 10 people (immediate family members, kids, grandparents, etc. of permit holder). There’s more to Guernsey State Park than meets the eye. It provides a unique blend of cultural/historic opportunities as well as all of the outdoor activities associated with a major reservoir park. For a complete listing of park rules, visit park headquarters. Guernsey State Park is administered by the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails; Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. 3/16 Camping Guernsey provides primitive and utility campsites at 13 campgrounds. All campsites are designated with parking area, picnic tables, fire grills. All major campgrounds have comfort stations and drinking water. In addition to campsite facilities the park has four reservable yurts available for an even more unique outdoor experience. A trailer dump station is also located at the south entrance to Guernsey State Park. CCC Structures This park provides some of the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. The Guernsey Museum, the Castle and Brimmer Point are grand examples of the work done by the CCC crews and are available to explore. The museum was constructed so as to overlook the lake and Laramie Peak. The building itself is made of hand hewn timbers and hand forged iron. The Castle, with its giant fireplace and winding steps, leads to an observation area for a spectacular view of the park. Mountain Biking & Hiking An extensive network of trails was originally planned and partially built during the operation of the CCC camps. Ever since that time hiking and trail use has been a major feature at Guernsey State Park. Approximately 12 miles of CCC trails have been restored on the park. Start your trail hiking adventure at the trail kiosk located at the Brimmer Point turnoff. Oregon Trail & Register Cliff The Oregon Trail was one of the primary routes used by the immigrants’ westward migration across the plains from 1841 to 1869. Today, in many parts of Wyoming, remnants of The Oregon Trail can still be seen. Some of the best examples are the “ruts”; located just 1/2 mile south of the town of Guernsey, off Highway 26. Register Cliff located two miles southeast of Guernsey provided travelers with a “chalkboard” where they placed their names for those who followed. The landmark still remains much the way it looked to pioneers on wagon trains journeying west. NOTE Fishing at the park is limited to the spillway area. An annual silt run drains the reservoir for a few weeks shortly after July 4th. LOCATION Guernsey State Park is located near the town of Guernsey which is reached by exiting I- 25 at Exit 92 and traveling east on Hwy 26 for 15 miles. 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Memorial ............. 322-3636 201 14th, Wheatland Community Hospital ............ 532-4181 2000 Campbell Dr., Torrington Red Cloud Davis Bay Drive Trailer Sanitary Station Black Canyon Cove Drive Picnic Area North Bluff Castle The Castle Phone Lakeshore Drive Park Headquarters Showers Black Canyon Point an Group Picnic Shelter Fee canister South Entrance 317 Fee booth & camping permits A 15 ppro via mil xima US es t tel 26 o I-2 y 5 Spillway Area

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