While many businesses and county offices shut down in the wake of growing concerns about the threat and spread of the coronavirus, Wyoming state parks remain open to provide residents with an opportunity for exercise and recreation. Visitor centers, headquarters and onsite retail shops at state parks, however, will be closed and staff will be pared down accordingly.
With schools, libraries, child care centers and community centers remaining closed, the wide-open spaces at Wyoming’s park offer a healthy alternative and a chance to head outdoors and explore spring weather.
“TIme spent outside can be soothing and calming,” said Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Deputy Director Nick Neylon in a March 24 release. “Without the constant bombardment of news alerts and headlines, we get a chance to catch our breath and find some peace in nature.”
Park staff asks that visitors follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations regarding COVID-19 and ask that groups are limited to 10 people or fewer, as well as recommendations for hand washing, sanitizing and hygiene.
To find the location of the Wyoming State Park nearest you, visit wyoparks.wyo.gov.