Wyoming National Park Page

Welcome to Wyoming's National Park Page.

This site is dedicated to providing information on the National Parks in Wyoming. By providing national park tourist information for Wyoming we intend to make it easier to plan a trip, take a vacation, or just research opportunities for recreation in the parks. This website includes information on park trails, camping in or near the park, hotels and lodging options, photos, maps, recreation activities and more. We hope you enjoy this site and use it to plan your national park adventures in the state of Wyoming.

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Great Seal of the state of Wyoming

Wyoming State Information
Designation Emblem / Symbol Adopted
Abbreviation WY - Postal ~ Wyo - Traditional
Animal Bison (Bison bison) 1985
Bird Western Meadowlark (Sturnella-Neglecta) 1927
Border States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah
Capitol Cheyenne 1894
City Census Info for the state of Wyoming
Counties There are 23 Counties
Dinosaur Triceratops 1994
Facts Interesting Information about Wyoming
Firsts Wyoming Firsts
Fish Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki) 1987
Fishing Fishing Info
Flag State Flag 1917
Flower Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja linariaefolia) 1917
Fossil Knightia 1987
Gem Jade (Nephrite) 1967
Geographic Center In Fremont County, 58 mi. ENE of Lander
Highest Point Gannett Peak - 13,804 feet / 4,210 meters
History Historical Info
Industries Minerals, tourism and agriculture
Inland Water 714 sq mi / 1,848 sq km
Lakes (Major) Big Sandy, Fremont, Jackson, Ocean, Yellowstone
Largest City Cheyenne
Largest County Laramie - Population: 81,958 ~ Area: Sweetwater, 10,426 sq mi
Length 375 Miles (east to west)
Library Wyoming State Library
Lowest Point 3,100 feet / 946 meters - Belle Fourche River
Map State Maps
Motto Equal Rights 1959
Museums Wyoming Museums
Name "at the big plains" or "on the great plain"
Nickname Big Wyoming, Equality State, Cowboy State
Population 493,782 - 50th 2000
Precipitation 13 in / 33 cm annual average
Reptile Horned Toad (Douglassi brevirostre) 1993
River Basins River Basin Info
Rivers (Major) Bighorn, Green, North Platte, Powder, Shosnone, Sweetwater, Yellowstone
Seal State Seal 1893
Size 97,818 sq mi / 253,348 sq km - 10th largest state
Song Wyoming by Charles E. Winter 1955
Statehood 10 July 1890 - 44th State 1890
Temperature Records High: 114�F / 46�C at Basin in 1900 ~ Low: -66�F / -53�C at Moran in 1933
Territory 25 July 1869 1869
Time Line Historic Time Line 1742
Trademark Wyoming's Bucking Horse and Rider 1918
Tree Plains Cottonwood (Populus sargentii) 1947
Volcanoes Volcanoes
Weather Weather
Width 375 miles from east to west
Wildlife Wyoming Wildlife


Other Wyoming Sights to Consider

Wyoming National Forests
Bighorn
Bridger-Teton
Medicine Bow - Routt
Shoshone
Thunder Basin


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Fort Laramie


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Devils Tower Fossil Butte


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John D. Rockefeller Jr


Wyoming National Recreation Area
Bighorn Canyon


Wyoming State Parks
Ames Monument - Historic
Bear River - Recreation
Boysen - Recreation
Buffalo Bill - Recreation
Conner Battlefield - Historic
Curt Gowdy - Recreation
Edness Kimball Wilkins - Recreation
Fort Bridger - Historic
Fort Fetterman - Historic
Fort Fred Steele - Historic
Fort Phil Kearney - Historic
Glendo - Recreation
Granger Stage Station - Historic
Guernsey - Recreation
Hawk Springs - Recreation
Historic Governors' Mansion - Historic
Hot Springs - Recreation
Independence Rock - Historic
Keyhole - Recreation
Ledgend Rock Petroglyph Site - Historic
Medicine Lodge - Archaelogical
Names Hill - Historic
Oregon Trail Ruts - Historic
Piedmont Charcoal Kilns - Historic
Pioneer Memorial Museum - Historic
Platte River Crossing - Historic
Point of Rocks - Historic
Register Cliff - Historic
Seminoe - Recreation
Sinks Canyon - Recreation
South Pass City - Historic
Trail End - Historic
Wagon Box Fight - Historic
Wyoming Territorial Prison - Historic

Wyoming State Parks by Area
Northeast

  • Conner Battlefield - Historic
  • Edness Kimball Wilkins - Recreation
  • Fort Phil Kearney - Historic
  • Keyhole - Recreation
  • Medicine Lodge - Archaelogical
  • Trail End - Historic
  • Wagon Box Fight - Historic
  • Southeast

  • Ames Monument - Historic
  • Curt Gowdy - Recreation
  • Fort Fetterman - Historic
  • Fort Fred Steele - Historic
  • Glendo - Recreation
  • Guernsey - Recreation
  • Hawk Springs - Recreation
  • Historic Governors' Mansion - Historic
  • Independence Rock - Historic
  • Oregon Trail Ruts - Historic
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum - Historic
  • Platte River Crossing - Historic
  • Register Cliff - Historic
  • Seminoe - Recreation
  • Wyoming Territorial Prison - Historic
  • Northwest

  • Boysen - Recreation
  • Buffalo Bill - Recreation
  • Hot Springs - Recreation
  • Ledgend Rock Petroglyph Site - Historic
  • Point of Rocks - Historic
  • Southwest

  • Bear River - Recreation
  • Fort Bridger - Historic
  • Granger Stage Station - Historic
  • Names Hill - Historic
  • Piedmont Charcoal Kilns - Historic
  • Sinks Canyon - Recreation
  • South Pass City - Historic

  • Idaho Montana


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