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Governor orders Wyoming State Parks campgrounds closed


CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said during a press conference on Monday, March 30 that campgrounds in Wyoming State Parks will be closed due to COVID-19 coronavirus.

Gordon said that the parks will remain open for day-use so that people can go hiking or pursue other recreation opportunities.

However, overnight camping will be closed.

Wyoming State Parks explained the closure in a Facebook post:

For the health and safety of our visitors and our staff, we have closed parks to camping at this time, however we are still open for day use. Be sure to pay your day use fee at a canister or buy a parks pass!

We understand and share your frustration and disappointment. We have to do everything in our power to flatten the curve and we hope you understand and hang in there with us as this unprecedented situation unfolds.

The status of parks and historic sites is an ever changing situation. Please check our website for the most up to date information.

Wyoming State Parks

Camping at state parks will remain closed until further notice, according to Wyoming State Parks.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.