Glendo State Park, Wyoming

Glendo State Park is a part of Wyoming’s popular state park system. Located along the I-25, a hundred miles north of Cheyenne, the park is in the southern part of the state. In this Buzzle article, we’ll take a look at some interesting facts about the Glendo State Park to understand why this state park is a popular destination for residents of Colorado and Wyoming.

Experience This!
Exploring the area around Glendo State Park might lead you to tipi rings and remains of the Spanish Diggings.
One of the best state parks in Wyoming, the Glendo State Park is essentially famous among water sport enthusiasts. Tourists looking for some adventurous recreation should definitely visit this park. Facilities include infrastructures for both day and night use. Known as one of the best boating parks in the U.S., it has provisions for complete marina services and fishing equipment.

The park is located along Interstate 25, Exit 111. Glendo is only around 3 hours by car from Denver, making it easily accessible. Coloradoans can enjoy fishing, swimming, and other water-based recreational activities without traveling too far afield. The park has many campsites designed to accommodate both RVs and tents, so spending a weekend at Glendo is a popular weekend getaway choice. Wyoming natives also frequent Glendo State Park, and some have annual day-use passes.

The Wild West
Although the small town of Glendo is today mostly a hub for lake users, the town predates the state park by many years. Images of Glendo in the 1800s can be found online. In the area surrounding Glendo State Park, it is still possible to get a Wild West feeling. Cattle ranching and wheat cultivation are the primary economic activities in Platte County, Wyoming, and it’s possible to drive for miles on dirt roads in the area without seeing any people.

Sandy Beach
The most popular camping area at Glendo State Park is Sandy Beach. The natural white sand beach mimics an ocean beach experience and is a good area to sunbathe, play volleyball and other beach games, or build sand castles. Because this area is the only sand beach on the Glendo Reservoir, the two Sandy Beach camping areas are often the most crowded. Several RV and tent campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and others can be reserved in advance. Drinking water is available from several spigots, and there are handicap-accessible outhouses in the area. Information on the other camp areas is listed at the end of the article.