Glendo State Park RV & Campground Guide


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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Spring 21°F - 66°F
Summer 47°F - 89°F
Fall 17°F - 78°F
Winter 6°F - 38°F
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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 fromRVshare.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 isDouglas 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.

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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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Glendo State Park

What kind of wildlife can be found in Glendo State Park?

Glendo State Park is home to many interesting wildlife species. While exploring the park, you might spot mule deer, white-tailed deer, antelope, coyotes, wild turkeys, and many different bird species.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Glendo State Park?

Glendo State Park is home to 19 campgrounds with over 500 campsites in total. The campsites vary throughout the park, but many of them are designated RV sites with electrical hookups.

What is the climate of Glendo State Park?

The climate varies quite a bit at Glendo State Park, with freezing winters and hot summers. Winters experience significant snowfall and temperatures as low as 6 degrees, and summer temperatures range from 47 to 89 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Glendo State Park?

Winter and summer are both excellent times to visit the park. The winter months are perfect for activities like ice fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, and summers are ideal for swimming, hiking, fishing, and boating.

Are pets allowed at Glendo State Park?

Pets are allowed in the park but may not be left unattended for more than an hour. They must always be on leashes of no more than 10 feet when outside of vehicles.