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Camping at Guernsey State Park

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Location and Access

Guernsey State Park is located in southeastern Wyoming, near the town of Guernsey. The park is easily accessible by car:

  • Address: 2187 Lakeside Shore Dr, Guernsey, WY 82214, United States
  • How to reach there: It can be reached via US Highway 26 or State Highway 317.

Camping Facilities

The park offers a variety of camping facilities that cater to different preferences, including:

  • Campgrounds: Several campgrounds with sites for RVs and tents, each with different amenities.
  • Yurts: These are round, dome-shaped tents that offer a unique camping experience.
  • Group Shelters: They allow for larger groups to gather and camp in one area.
  • Amenities: Restrooms, showers, picnic tables, fire pits, and some electric hookups are generally available at the campgrounds.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It is recommended to make reservations in advance, especially during peak season, as the park can get quite busy. Reservations can often be made online or by phone.
  • Fees: There are daily use fees as well as separate fees for camping. Prices can vary based on the type of site and amenities.

Activities

Guernsey State Park offers a wide range of outdoor activities including:

  • Hiking: Many miles of trails suitable for all levels of hikers.
  • Boating: The park surrounds Guernsey Reservoir, which is popular for boating activities.
  • Fishing: Anglers can fish for species like walleye, catfish, and trout in the reservoir.
  • Swimming: There are designated swimming areas for those looking to cool off in the summer months.
  • Wildlife Watching: The park is rich in wildlife, with opportunities to see animals like deer, rabbits, and various bird species.
  • Historical Sites: Visitors can explore historical landmarks from the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s.

Park Regulations

  • Wildlife: Do not feed wildlife and observe animals from a safe distance.
  • Fires: Follow fire regulations and restrictions. Use fire pits where provided and never leave fires unattended.
  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be on a leash and supervised at all times.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol policies can vary, so check the current regulations before your visit.
  • Trash: Pack out all trash and make use of recycling facilities if available.

Weather and Safety

  • Climate: The park experiences a semi-arid climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Always check the weather forecast before your trip.
  • Safety: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and bring appropriate gear. Be cautious around water bodies and when hiking on steep trails.
  • Emergency: Have a plan in place for emergencies, including knowing the location of the nearest hospital and having a way to call for help if there is no cell service in the park.

Visitor Tips

  • Check in Advance: Before you travel, check for any specific advisories or notices from the park administration.
  • Arrive Early: To secure the best spots, especially during the peak season, try to arrive early in the day.
  • Pack Essentials: Bring sufficient water, food, sun protection, and bug repellent.
  • Leave No Trace: Respect the environment and follow Leave No Trace principles to preserve the park's natural beauty.

With these details in mind, your visit to Guernsey State Park can be a wonderful experience, enjoying the great outdoors and creating lasting memories.

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