Glendo State Park RV & Campground Guide

Wyoming

Glendo State Park

is located in the town of Glendo, about 20 miles southeast of the city of Douglas, in Wyoming. Covering an area measuring 22,000 acres, the state park surrounds Glendo Reservoir on the North Platte River, making it a recreational paradise for boaters, fishermen and water-sport enthusiasts. It is also well known for its camping opportunities, offering 21 different campgrounds with a total of 568 campsites for both tents and RVs. Visitors can enjoy a variety of stunning landscapes too, including mountain settings, sandy beach, and pine-filled forests. These areas are also home to many species of wildlife, including mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, coyotes, turkeys, and a variety of bird species.

Like most areas of Wyoming, Glendo State Park experiences dramatic variations in seasonal temperatures. While visitors can expect maximum temperatures of 89°F in summer, winter can experience lows of just 6°F, meaning you’ll need to come prepared. To find out all there is to know about this state park - including campgrounds, in-park activities, how to get here, and more - keep reading.

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Weather
Spring 21°F - 66°F
Summer 47°F - 89°F
Fall 17°F - 78°F
Winter 6°F - 38°F
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Nearby Cities
Douglas, WY
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Glendo State Park

If you’re thinking about staying in or near Glendo State Park, why not do so in an RV? Unlike tents, RVs provide you with a soft, comfortable bed, as well as your own private bathroom and fully-stocked kitchen. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent an RV from RVshare.com to suit your budget or needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

With 568 total campsites among 21 different areas, there’s certainly no shortage of campsites in Glendo State Park. Of these, 122 are reservable campsites, while the remaining sites are on a first come, first served basis. These spaces can fill quickly, however, so we’ve also listed three additional campgrounds within vicinity to the state park below.

Douglas KOA Journey

Just over a 35-minute drive from the state park is Douglas KOA Journey, which is located 1.5 miles outside of town in a peaceful country setting only minutes away from a world of activities. The campground is both pet and horse friendly, so your four-legged friends don’t have to miss out.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: cable TV, mini golf, heated swimming pool, dog park, horse boarding, laundry facilities, grocery store, sports courts, restrooms.

Glendo Lakeside RV Park

Glendo Lakeside RV Park is quiet, relaxing, and “Big Rig” friendly, plus it’s just a 10-minute drive from the state park. As the name suggests, the park has a beautiful lakeside setting on the Glendo Reservoir. Nightly rates are between $30 - $40 per site.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, camp store, propane available.

Prairie View Campgrounds

Prairie View Campgrounds is based in Lusk, around a 55-minute drive from the state park, but is set on a rolling prairie that experiences some of the best sunsets you’ll see. Full hookups are available, along with easy pull-thru sites that can accommodate any length of rig.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: fire rings (on request), restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, propane.

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What to Do at
Glendo State Park

Inside Glendo State Park

Glendo State Park might be very popular for camping, but people also flock here because of the wide range of fun outdoor activities on offer. Whether you’re hoping to enjoy hiking the park’s scenic trails, swimming, fishing, boating, winter sports, or more – there’s certainly something for every type of traveler.

Hiking: Glendo has 45+ miles of hiking trails, including four trail heads: Dam Overlook, Two Moon, Wetlands and Sandy Beach. These are open year-round.

Swimming: Shelter Point area and Sandy Beach have areas that are no wake zone areas, providing safer swimming opportunities for visitors. Sandy Beach is the most popular swimming destination, as it features 1.5 miles of stunning beach shoreline.

Fishing: Glendo is one of the prime walleye fisheries within the state. It also serves as one of the locations of some of the largest fishing tournaments in the State of Wyoming. A valid Wyoming Fishing License required to fish and anglers can expect to catch species such as walleye, perch, bass, catfish, crappie, and more.

Boating: There’s roughly 12,000 surface acres of water for boating, including both motorized and non-motorized boats. Six public boat ramps and five courtesy docks are available throughout the park at Elkhorn, Bennett Hill, Reno Cove, Whiskey Gulch, Marina, and Indian Point. A watercraft launch area for floating the river south of the park is also available.

Winter sports: Ice fishing is one of the primary winter sports, however Fat Biking is gaining in popularity. While trails are available for activities such as cross-country skiing, show shoeing, and more, the region’s typically mild winters can create unfavorable conditions for them.

Outside Glendo State Park

If you’re excited by the activities on offer within the park, then you’re going to be delighted by just how many experiences are available to you in Glendo’s surrounding area, including stunning sightseeing opportunities, award-winning restaurants, and more.

Restaurants

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

Just over a 35-minute drive from the state park isGuadalajara Mexican Restaurant, one of the most popular restaurants within the area. This family-owned restaurant serves tasty and traditional Mexican cuisine made with fresh ingredients. The seafood quesadillas are a favorite!

Type: Mexican

Location: Wheatland, WY

Western Sky's Family Diner

Also located in Wheatland isWestern Sky's Family Diner, which has a home town atmosphere and is very popular among locals. The servings are generous, so it’s a great place to stop by for a hearty breakfast before hitting the hiking trails.

Type: American diner

Location: Wheatland, WY

Ben's Bar

To truly experience the hospitality of the region, take a trip toBen’s Bar, just a 40-minute drive from the state park. Locals say they serve the best pizza and burgers in town, so it’s certainly worth the trip.

Type: Bar / bistro

Location: Guernsey, WY

Shopping

Sightseeing

Laramie Peak Museum

The Laramie Peak Museum features artifacts and items related to the first settlers in Platte County and Wheatland, including collections of tools, clothing, quilts, Native American artifacts, maps and documents, and an extensive collection of medical and dental equipment.

Location: Wheatland, WY

Guernsey State Park

Guernsey State Park is another popular state park within Wyoming, located around 40 miles from Glendo. This scenic park features remnants of the Oregon Trail and offers hiking opportunities through sandstone cliffs.

Location: Guernsey, WY

Riverside Discovery Center

If you find yourself driving south-east of the state park and over the Nebraska border, why not visit theRiverside Discovery Center? This zoo features a wonderful array of animals – both native and exotic – as well as a petting zoo and splash pad playground in the summer months. Admission ranges from $3.50 - $9.50.

Location: Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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How to Get to
Glendo State Park

The state park is 106 miles north from the city of Cheyenne and 82 miles south-east from the city of Casper. From Cheyenne: Follow I-25 N to Exit 111. From Casper: Follow I-25 S to Exit 111.

Entering Glendo State Park

The park is open daily for day use from 6AM-10PM. There is an entrance fee of $4 (resident) or $6 (non-resident) per vehicle.

If you’re planning a trip to Glendo State Park, then you sure are in for a treat. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, check out the incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!