Brochure of Seminoe State Park (SP) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks.
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History Park Rules The Seminoe Mountains surrounding Seminoe State Park were once the site for gold prospecting during the late 1800s. The name “Seminoe” is commonly assumed to come from the Seminole tribe, but is an Americanized spelling of the French name Cimineau. Basil Cimineau Lajeunesse was a French trapper in the area in the 1800s. Seminoe State Park, located on the northwest side of the reservoir, was established in 1965 through an agreement between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Wyoming Recreation Commission (predecessor to Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites). Facts & Figures Seminoe Dam was completed April 1, 1939. The dam is a concrete arch construction and contains 210,000 cubic yards of concrete. It is 295 feet high, 530 feet long, 15 feet wide at the top, and 85 feet wide at the bottom. The crest elevation is 6,361 feet. The reservoir has 180 miles of shoreline and a reservoir capacity of 1,017,279 acre feet of water. Wildlife Wyoming wildlife is at its finest in and near Seminoe State Park. Patient visitors will be rewarded with a variety of creatures passing by: big horn sheep, elk, moose, mule deer, antelope, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, raccoon, skunk, jack rabbit and cottontail rabbit. Bird watchers may glimpse the American or Bald Eagle plus several types of waterfowl. Bring your binoculars, sit back and enjoy! Fishing Good river fishing can be found along the North Platte River from I-80 at Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site all the way to the Gray Reef Area below Alcova Dam. In between lies the • Obey signs, traffic barriers and speed limits • Motorized vehicles shall be operated only on roads, trails or areas designated for such use. A valid driver’s license or learner’s permit is required. • Use of firearms and fireworks is prohibited. WYOMING STATE PARKS, HISTORIC SITES & TRAILS Seminoe State Park • Camping in designated camping sites is restricted to one camping unit (tent, travel trailer famous “Miracle Mile,” well-known for its blue ribbon fishing. or motor vehicle designed for camping) plus two Seminoe Reservoir offers some great fishing, particularly in June and July, for both trout and walleye. Both species inhabit the entire reservoir, though there are areas of greater concentration for each. State record walleye have been pulled from Seminoe in years past. a maximum of 10 people (immediate family Fishing licenses are required and may be purchased in the area from: The Seminoe Boat Club, Seminoe; Bi-Rite Drug Store & Sporting Goods and Trails West Taxidermy, Rawlins; Three Forks Muddy Gap Service (gas station), Muddy Gap; and Miracle Mile Ranch, Miracle Mile. Park Fees An annual camping permit is available for both residents and non-residents. Daily camping permits are also available. Without the annual camping permit, visitors must pay daily camping fees. An annual daily use permit is available for both residents and non-residents, and valid for the holder and occupants of the holder’s vehicle. Without the annual daily use permit, visitors must pay daily use fees. licensed vehicles (car or boat, RV trailer) plus members, kids, grandparents, etc. of permit holder) may exceed this number. • Camping is permitted for a maximum of 14 consecutive days. Valid camping permits are required. • Quiet shall be maintained in all camping areas from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. • All pets must be kept on a leash • Fires are permitted in provided fireplaces/grills and must be extinguished before leaving. • Glass containers must be used in vehicles or camping structures. • Fishing and boating are permitted subject to Seminoe State Park offers excellent fishing, boating and wildlife-viewing opportunities. the regulations of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission • No fishing within 20 yards of any boat ramp/ dock or designated beach area • Park dumpsters are for park refuse only – litter and trash must be disposed of in provided containers. • A complete list of rules and regulations is available at the Park office. Seminoe State Park is administered by the Division of State Parks and Historic Sites, Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ DETAIL Fair weather road to Kortes, Miracle Mile, Pathfinder, Alcova, Casper North Red Hills Area Seminoe State Park H RT E NO ATT PL IVER R South Red Hills Area ADA Ballfield Boat ramp Camping Dam Drinking Water Fishing PHONE NUMBERS Mille EMERGENCY ..................................................... 911 Park Headquarters ........................... (307) 320-3013 r Co ve MILEAGE Saylo Sunshine Beach From Sinclair to: Sand Mtn. Day use area ........ 27 miles Sunshine Beach .................... 33 miles South Red Hills area .............. 34 miles North Red Hills Area .............. 34 miles Casper, WY ......................... 110 miles r Cre Advise 4-wheel drive vehicles only. No large campers or trailers. ek Coal Creek Bay Sand Draw From Seminoe Dam to: Miracle Mile .................... 8 miles north Alcova Dam .................. 40 miles north Casper, WY .................. 72 miles north Seminoe State Park ....... 3 miles south Sinclair, WY ................. 38 miles south Poor road. No facilities. no mi Se e Rese Sand Mountain Day use area. Group Picnic Shelter Interpretive Trail Park Headquarters Phone Picnic Area Playground Restrooms Trail Trailer Sanitary Station Viewing area Visitor Information rvoir No-vehicle area Park boundary Railroad r clai Sin To ← I-80 and ME D RI ICI VE NE R B AR OW M Boat Club (private) Food, camping (fee), gas & oil, phone (fee) (307) 320-3043 TTE H PLA NORT R ARM RIVE Please stay on roads, as most of the land along the roadways is privately owned. Gravel road Paved road