Keyhole

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Brochure of Keyhole State Park (SP) 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 and trails. A valid driver’s license is required. • All pets must be kept on a leash at all times. • 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) may exceed this number. For a complete listing of park rules, visit park headquarters. Keyhole State Park offers swimming, sunbathing, hiking, boating, waterskiing, bird-watching and fishing. Some of the state’s largest fish have been caught in Keyhole! Fishing Keyhole Reservoir offers excellent fishing for walleye, catfish, small mouth bass and northern pike. LOCATION Keyhole State Park is located on the western edge of the famed Black Hills, between Sundance and Moorcroft, and is easily accessed off I-90 at exit 165, or take exit 153 or 154 in Moorcroft, then Hwy 14 north 6 miles, then take Hwy 113. Within sight of Devils Tower, Keyhole State Park is situated along the southeast shore of Keyhole Reservoir Keyhole State Park is administered by the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails; Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. 4/17 Bird Watching Approximately 225 species of birds can be observed at Keyhole or within a mile of park boundaries. During the summer the most abundant species include the White Pelican, Osprey, Common Yellowthroat and Savannah Sparrow. Birds migrate from the area during the winter. Winter birds that are commonly observed at the park include Bald Eagles, Red- and WhiteBreasted Nuthatches and Red Crossbills. SPECIAL EVENTS The town of Pine Haven will put on a free fireworks display in July. The fireworks show can be seen from Colter Bay, Mule Creek Bay, Pats Point or Rocky Point. Get in your boat! This spectacular sight can be seen from the water. Keyhole State Park is a host site for the National 1st Day Hike Event, which occurs annually on the 1st of January. HISTORY The magnetism of names like “Sundance” and “Devils Tower” draw the traveler to this spacious park. The area was reserved by treaty for the Sioux tribes until the great Black Hills gold rush in 1874. Conflicts with Native Americans grew during this time, and the Sioux lost control of the region. Keyhole State Park was named for the “Keyhole” livestock brand that was used by two brothers by the name of McKean. They had established a ranch in the area. Keyhole Dam, an earthfill structure, was completed by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1952. Boat ramp r Deer Creek Bay Eggie Creek Bay dB oo nw tto Co Drinking Water Keyhole Reservoir 14 Picnic Area Playground Fee Canister Town of Pine Haven Homestead Area Tatanka ay Wind Creek Campground Dam Phone Pronghorn Area Fee Canister Coulter Bay Camping Park Headquarters Cottonwood Area Beach Area Cabin Group Picnic Shelter VER E RI CH OUR LE F BEL To D e ADA Rocky Point vil’s Towe KEYHOLE STATE PARK (From Park Headquarters to Devil’s Tower is 21 miles.) Arch Rock Area Fee Booth Fee Booth Coulter Bay Campground W/E Mule Creek Bay Park Headquarters Keyhole Marina Beverages, food, fishing equipment, fishing licenses Restrooms Wind Creek Bay Trailer Sanitary Station Pat’s Point Viewing area Visitor Information Water / Electric No-vehicle area Public access E OURCH BELLE F ER RIV Railroad PHONE NUMBERS Gravel road Paved road To Moorcroft W/E EMERGENCY ..................................................... 911 Crook County Sheriff .................................. 283-1225 Fire Department .................................................. 911 Crook County Hospital ............................... 283-3501 Game & Fish (local) ................................... 756-3357 Game & Fish (Cheyenne) ................ 1-800-442-4331 Highway Patrol ................................ 1-800-442-9090 WY State Parks & Historic Sites ................. 777-6303 U.S. Forest Service .................................... 283-1361 (From Exit 165 & I-90: ● Park entrance, 7 miles ↑ ● Sundance, 22 miles → ● Moorcroft, 12 miles ←

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