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Glendo State Park
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GLENDO STATE PARK
GLENDO STATE PARK
397 Glendo Park Road
Glendo, Wyoming   82213

Phone: 307-735-4433
Reservations: 877-996-7275
History of the Area
Glendo State Park is found in one of Wyoming's most historic areas. Spanish Diggings, suggesting a large area of aboriginal activity, lie just a few miles east of the reservoir. Rising out of the reservoir's east side at Sandy Beach is a series of sand dunes that reach from the Great Divide Basin and the Green River to the sand hills of Nebraska. The Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians arrived in southeastern Wyoming and the North Platte River Basin in the 18th century. The Oglala and Brule Sioux arrived in the 1830s, moving into eastern Wyoming from South Dakota. Tipi rings and a variety of cultural artifacts can still be found at Glendo State Park and the surrounding area. Remember though, removing artifacts is unlawful. Although now mostly covered by water, two or more branches of the Oregon-Utah-California Trail went through the area. Upon close examination you can still see evidence of the historic trail. Fertile ground was an enticement to early farmers and ranchers. At one time some of the finest potatoes in northeastern Wyoming were grown here. Glendo Dam construction began in 1954. The dam was completed in 1957 and the power plant in 1958. The dam is an earth fill structure 2,096 feet long and 167 feet high.
Camping
Red Hills and Waters Point--Camping areas have some shade trees and close access to the lake with a rock and gravel shoreline and protected bay for tying boats. Grounds are not very level and sites are exposed to the wind. Approximately 45 sites.

*Reno Cove--Boat launching area with limited camping area and few shade trees. Close access to lake with rock and mud shoreline. Protected bay for tying boats. Grounds are not level and sites are exposed to wind. Approximately 30 sites.

*Custer Cove, Soldier Rock and Colter Bay--Camping areas with shade trees and close access to lake with mud and rock shoreline. Protected bay for tying boats. Some level sites with fair protection from the wind. Approximately 40 sites.

*Whiskey Gulch and Sagebrush--Large camping areas along the south side of a large bay with good access to shoreline of mud and gravel. Shade trees and lots of grass. Level sites with good wind protection and some protected areas for tying boats. Approximately 100 sites.

*Two Moon--Our largest and best camping area with many pine trees for shade and wind protection. Located on a bluff overlooking the lake with no access to the shoreline by foot. Most sites are leveled with paved roads through the area. Approximately 200 sites, 23 are reservable.

*Sandy Beach--A large area with many trees above the high waterline and approximately 2 miles of sandy beach for swimming, waterskiing, etc. Tent camping on the beach next to the shoreline is permitted. However, all vehicles including campers are no longer allowed on the beach. New camping areas recently built away from shoreline. No protection for tying boats. Room enough here for hundreds, sometimes crowds in the thousands. Completely rennovated in 2005.

*Elk Horn--Boat launching area with limited camping spaces with some shade trees. Close access to lake with mud shoreline. The boat ramp is a short season ramp normally unusable in early July due to receding water levels. Approximately 20 sites.

*Reservable Shelters--Available for an additional fee. Contact park office for more information.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 24 Great year round get-away by WY native
Always glad to have park ranger stop by for chat. Glendo is close place to get away for few hrs or few days. Kids have great memories of fun Summer camping times & rules were observed! We think it unfair that one vehicle will set up 2 or 3 tents in adjacent campsites to save for friends who come later days for weekend. Rules are there for a reason.
July 5 almost awsome by wyo fisherman
really cool spot accept for rude disrespectful people, if the rangers are hassling you its because you are doing something wrong like it or go home
August 16 About time by Wyoming Resident
I went to Glendo last year and had nothing but trouble with the people that were out of control . I personally am grateful for the decision to Control this.
July 31 Gestapo by chad
Tried to fish by the shore and was told to leave by park rangers and we were all by ourselves not bothering anyone. I will not spend my money here ever again.
June 26 the state of wyoming should be ashamed
What a beatiful lake had a wonderful time fishing camping only complaint the is no fish cleaning stations. Garbage dumpsters were horrible. The amount of revenue that lake generates would justify a number of fish cleaning stations
June 18 Sandy beach camping... by Tammy
We had a great time at Glendo....love Sandy Beach...we had a problem with rangers kicking us out of what their website said was first come sites...they claimed the signs had been stolen all on one side of the road....? We were almost kicked out for demanding an explanation....we did move and had a great time...except for the long walk to water from our new site!
April 12 Rudd Park Rangers by Native of Wyoming
Went boating and camping with family, my brother and dad showed up unexpectantly, the park ranger gave us 40 min to move or recieve fine, even though we had two tables and fire rings. Lake was full and ranger would not help locate another spot, we ended up leaving. Heard storiess of rudd rangers but first time I experianced it. Bad weekend. Would not recommend Glendo to anyone.
March 19 Camping @ Glendo by Susan
My family has been camping at Glendo for over 20 years. In this amount of time there has been a lot of changes, some good alot bad. We usually stay for 2 weeks. There is approximatley around 10-15 of us at any given time we do not stay up late or play loud music we just want to camp together and have a good time. The Park Rangers are rude and harasse the people in camp and change the rule to fit there moods. Last year we had to pick up camp and move our camper back 10 feet to be closer to a fire ring. Having designated spots with fire rings and tables has become a real sore spot. We use to camp at Bennett hill next to the water and never had any problems, we never even saw a Park Ranger, as of last year you are no longer allowed to camp along the water. Please wake up before you lose all Wyoming campers.


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