Guernsey State Park RV & Campground Guide

Wyoming

Guernsey State Park

is located near the town of Guernsey, surrounding the Guernsey Reservoir, in Wyoming. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997 and has a historic district containing many buildings, sites, and structures. Along with the park’s seven campgrounds and three boat ramps, its 6,000 acres also houses a museum, offering information about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the natural and cultural history of the area. Guernsey State Park is open year-round, serving as the ideal place to enjoy recreational activities such as camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. The riparian areas, open grasslands, canyons and timbered hillsides also provide excellent locations to watch for the many species of birds and animals that call Wyoming home.

In Guernsey, the summers are hot and mostly clear, while the winters are very cold, windy, and partly cloudy. The temperature in summer can reach as high as 89°F, followed by temperatures of just 10°F in winter. If you’re planning a visit to this fascinating place, you’d best come prepared. Keep reading to find out all there is to know about Guernsey State Park, including campgrounds, in-park activities, how to get here, and more.

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Weather
Spring 23°F - 70°F
Summer 50°F - 89°F
Fall 20°F - 79°F
Winter 10°F - 43°F
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Nearby Cities
Douglas, WY
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Guernsey State Park

If you’re thinking about staying in or near Frozen Head 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.

Guernsey State Park has 12 campgrounds located around the reservoir, offering a total of 245 designated campsites. Electricity and water utility hookups are located on the west side of the park in the Sandy Beach and Sandy Point campgrounds. These sites carry an additional fee of $10.00 per night.

There are also several other RV parks and campgrounds located outside of the state park, including those listed below.

Pony Soldier RV Park

Less than a 30-minute drive from the state park is the Pony Soldier RV Park, which offers 52 spacious sites for small or large RVs. It contains basic amenities to help you have a comfortable stay, with the average nightly rate costing $30 per site.

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

Peak View RV Park

Just 17 minutes south-west of the state park is Peak View RV Park, offering 360 degrees of unrestricted views of mountains and open range. Full hookups are available, along with a range of helpful amenities. RV sites cost $25 per day.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump station, showers, laundry facilities.

BJ's Campground

BJ’s Campground is just under an hour’s drive north of Guernsey State Park, but is still conveniently located near many of the region’s most popular attractions. It’s a clean and quiet small-town campground offering around 20 large sites. The rate is $37 per night.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump station, showers, restrooms, laundry facilities, pet area, playground.

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What to Do at
Guernsey State Park

Inside Guernsey State Park

Across the state park’s 6,000 acres, visitors can enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. There’s certainly something for everyone!

Hiking: There are approximately 14 miles of established historic trails available for hiking enthusiasts at the park, which were designed and built by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s. Most of these are found on the west side of the reservoir. The starting point for the trail system is at the Brimmer Point turnoff, where visitors can also find a trail kiosk with a map of the trail system.

Swimming: The entire reservoir is open to swimming activities, which is most popular from April through September. For swimming “beaches”, these are located at the state park’s Sandy Beach, Sandy Point and Sandy Cove Campgrounds.

Boating: Boating enthusiasts can enjoy the 2,400 acres of Guernsey Reservoir, as water levels allow. Boat access points are found on the west side of the reservoir at the Sandy Beach launch area, the southeast end of the lake at the main boat launch area and at the north end of the reservoir at the Long Canyon ramp area.

Fishing: Although fish populations are affected by the reservoir's twice-yearly draw-downs, the state park is still a popular place for anglers to sink a line. River access for fishing is provided below the dam at the Spillway Day Use Area. Fish species include walleye, yellow perch, and channel catfish.

Horseback riding: Horseback riding is permitted at Guernsey State Park on the roadways of the park and the hiking trails located on the western side of the reservoir. Just keep in mind that horses are prohibited in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.

Biking: Along with the state park’s established roadways, bikers can also enjoy around 12 miles of challenging trails. See the trail kiosk (located at the turnoff to Brimmer Point) for biking trail maps.

Outside Guernsey State Park

If you thought Guernsey State Park has lots on offer, then you’re going to be delighted by just how many experiences are available to you outside of the park in the surrounding area, including stunning sightseeing opportunities, award-winning restaurants, and more.

Restaurants

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

If you and your family are craving a Mexican meal, then there’s the Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant located nearby. Not only does it have a family-friendly, authentic atmosphere, but there’s also a wide range of food and beverage options to suit every visitor.

Type: Mexican

Location: Wheatland, WY

Miners and Stockmen's

Just 15 minutes north-east of the state park is Miners and Stockmen's, Wyoming’s oldest bar. It’s open Thursday through Sunday and offers “the best steaks around”, an extensive wine list, and 35 different types of whiskey to choose from.

Type: Steakhouse / bar

Location: Hartville, WY

Twisters Eatery Inc.

If you don’t want to travel far for a good feed, then Twisters Eatery Inc. is just over a 10-minute drive from the state park. They serve great tasting homecooked food at reasonable prices, including panini sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, and more.

Type: Casual eatery

Location: Guernsey, WY

Sightseeing

Glendo State Park

While you’re visiting the region, you may as well pay a visit to another popular state park – Glendo. It’s a recreational paradise for boaters, fishermen and water-sport enthusiasts, plus you can enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, and so much more.

Location: Glendo, WY

Fort Laramie Visitor Center

The Fort Laramie Visitor Center is less than a 30-minute drive from the state park and offers audio tours of the military post, plus activities and events year-round. It’s a great way to learn about the region’s cultural and military history.

Location: Fort Laramie, WY

Stagecoach Museum

Speaking of history, there’s also a Stagecoach Museum located less than an hour away from the state park. It houses a large number of relics from the 19th and 20th centuries when Lusk was a notorious cow town and busy homesteader area. $2 entry fee for adults, children aged 12 and under are free.

Location: Lusk, WY

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How to Get to
Guernsey State Park

From Cheyenne: Follow I-25 N to exit 92 for Guernsey/Torrington. Turn Left onto WY-317 N.

From Casper: Follow I-25 S to exit 92 for Guernsey/Torrington. Turn Left onto WY-317 N.

Entering Guernsey State Park

The park is open 24 hours per day. There is an entrance fee of $4 - $9 per vehicle, depending on season and residency status.

If you’re planning a trip to Guernsey State Park, you sure are in for a treat! Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, check out the incredible opportunities 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!