Guernsey State Park - TravelStorys

Guernsey State Park

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Wyoming 1 hour

The successful efforts of this joint venture made Guernsey State Park the model for how to develop recreation areas at sites throughout the West - including such well-known sites as Lake Powell and Lake Mead.

About This Tour

Guernsey State Park provides the finest examples of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work in the Rocky Mountain area. Take this tour to learn about the beautiful architecture and building built by the CCC, stop by the Guernsey Museum, witness the spectacular views at the Castle and Brimmer Point.

The planning and construction of Guernsey State Park was a first-of-its-kind cooperative venture between the Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service, and the Civilian Conservation Corps. This audio tour tells the story behind the creation one of the most significant Depression era parks in the nation.

An extensive network of trails was originally planned and partially built during the operation of the CCC camps. Ever since that time hiking and trail use has been a major feature at Guernsey State Park. Approximately ten miles of CCC trails have been restored on the park. Starting point for the trail system is at the Brimmer Point turnoff. The trail system consists of several loops which provide a variety of scenic views of the park, reservoir and the dam. Most of the trails are moderately physically demanding.

Wyoming State Parks Historic Sites & Trails is the sponsor of this tour. We’d also like to give a special thanks to our partner, Click Point Ranch, who produced the original CCC tour of Guernsey State Park.

Sample Stories

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Camp BR9 Overlook

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