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Guernsey State Park

Guernsey, WY 82214
+1 307-836-2334
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Ok location with loud trains

I had booked this camping accommodation in advance thinking it would be a great place to stop over... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Nick L
via mobile
Fun side trip

A friend brought us here to view the castle. There are very nice views from the castle and along... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Patty L
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Guernsey State Park provides seven campgrounds. Five are around the lake. All campgrounds include comfort stations, picnic tables, fire grills and drinking water. We also have a trailer dump station located at the south entrance to Guernsey State Park. This park provides the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. Built by the CCC, the Guernsey Museum, the Castle and Brimmer Point are available to explore. The museum is perched on a high cliff, overlooking the water. The building itself is made of hand hewn timbers and hand forged iron. The roof is framed with the timbers and covered with split cedar shakes, and the floors were formed by pieces of smooth flagstone. The Castle, with its giant fireplace and winding steps, leads to an observation area for a spectacular view of the park.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 ten miles of CCC trails have been restored on the park. Starting point for the trail system is at the Brimmer Point turnoff. The trail system consists of several loops which provide a variety of scenic views of the park, reservoir and the dam. Most of the trails are moderately physically demanding.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.
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Guernsey, WY 82214
+1 307-836-2334
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I had booked this camping accommodation in advance thinking it would be a great place to stop over for two nights. It appeared to be secluded and quiet. For a basic 'primitive' camp site this was pretty expensive but it seemed to offer a great...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A friend brought us here to view the castle. There are very nice views from the castle and along the lake. Unfortunately it was a cold rainy day, so we were not able to fully enjoy the area as much as we would have liked...More

Thank Patty L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Told by friends we should visit Guernsey and the Ruts monument. Called Guernsey State Park for a reservation and they could not have been nicer. I told them what we have for an RV and they suggested a site. We arrived a few days later...More

Thank JAMESknoxville
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We watched the eclipse from this park. Fabulous! Beautiful park. Well organized to handle the traffic. Loved it!

Thank aprilrays
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a scenic and well-maintained park in the middle of the prairie on the banks of the North Platte River. We stayed at the Long Canyon campground for the 8/21/17 total solar eclipse. It is a beautiful little campground with more shade than I...More

Thank astrobob
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This was pretty neat! You climb to the top of the hill and see the wagon ruts left by traveler's on the Oregon trail. I was most surprised by how small the wagons were. Our kids loved climbing on the rocks. The main path up...More

Thank NiceFLTraveler
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The building were built by Civilian Conservation Corps in 1930s and are beautiful. I recommend making the effort to drive to the "castle" which is a wonderful covered picnic area with amazing toilets overlooking the reservoir. The yerts are located on that road and look...More

Thank raeinvenice
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Visited Guernsey for the eclipse and stopped by this park the day before. We hit the sandy beach area and it was quite pleasant. Even with all the camping completely full, the area was quiet and very nice. The old CCC buildings at the main...More

Thank berricks
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Such a gorgeous location. We were there for the eclipse and they were extremely well prepared for the thousands of visitors. So much to do that we'd love to go back!

Thank pvl1981
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We loved the park, and basically had no idea it existed until we went north for the August Total Solar Eclipse. We had intended to spend some time in our kayak (and it would have been wonderful) but there simply was too much to see...More

Thank Sondra27
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
I googled the park and went to camping information. You can make online reservations but not until 90 days before the date you want to go. Camping reopens May 15. Couldn't include a website because Trip Advisor doesn't allow... More