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As weekend approaches, 13 Wyoming State Parks open for camping, biking and hiking

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CASPER, Wyo. — With the weekend approaching, Wyoming State Parks reminded people on Thursday, March 26 that the 13 state parks remain open during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

“The friendliest of friendly reminders in these strange times,” Wyoming State Parks said. “Parks are open for business. You can camp, you can hike, you can bike, you can visit.”

Wyoming has the following 13 state parks:

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“Please be sure to have an annual day use pass or a single day pay envelope with that day’s date displayed on your vehicle,” Wyoming State Parks adds. “If you’re camping make sure you have a camping permit as well. Fees are not waived during this time.”

“Please utilize the fee canisters located at park entrances or order your annual permits at www.wyoparks.wyo.gov. Stay in groups under 10, distance yourselves from other groups by at least six feet, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, and please take care of yourselves. We care about your mental health and your safety as well as the health and safety of our staff.”


The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:


What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org


  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.