The Great Outdoors

We Love It Here and You Will Too!

Whether you like your outdoor experiences to be wild and adventurous, restful and relaxing, or somewhere in between, Platte County, WY has what you're looking for. Hike, walk, or stroll our mountains, trails, and parks. Hunt, fish or photograph or just watch Wyoming wildlife. Everyone has fun in the refreshing, clean waters of Wyoming, and Platte County has lots of it! Plan to spend some time'll be glad you did!



Guernsey Visitor Center and Museum

Stop in for a Spell

 The Guernsey Visitor Center and Museum contains historic items of the area and also provides information on the Oregon Trail Ruts, Register Cliff, and Guernsey State Park and Museum. The Guernsey Museum houses a life-size picture of the Oregon Trail Ruts, located just south of town.
The Guernsey Visitor Center is located one block off Highway 26. Just turn south at Oregon Trail Bank and we're there on the east side of the street
The Museum is free and open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
307-836-2715 or 307-836-2335


Register Cliff State Historic Site

One of the best trail registers in the desert

Register Cliff was a welcome landmark for pioneers along the California, Oregon and Mormon Trails, and an important stopover for weary travellers to camp, rest, and pasture their animals.
Let your imagination travel back in time as you read the names, dates, and messages inscribed into the soft sandstone cliffs.


Wheatland Golf Club


Located in Wheatland, Wyoming, the Wheatland Golf Club was opened on June 16th 1931. The course was redesigned and sand greens replaced in 1967.  Surrounded by tree-lined fairways with undulating greens the design of this course is known for being significantly different, yet fun. We offer a true Wheatland friendly atmosphere.

Wheatland Golf Club offers a challenging course with unique water hazards such as ponds and creeks. The course also features well conceived holes with subtle elevation changes, demanding accuracy of the tee.


Disc Golf in Guernsey at West Park

Home of "When the Snow Flies" Tournament every October

The West Park Disc Golf course is 2,669 feet long and all holes are Par 3.

Find Out More About Disc Golf

Lewis Park

This Wheatland Park is a Gem!

This park has a walking path, 3 days free RV parking with electricity and water, children's playground equipment, restrooms, tennis courts, basketball court, a band shell, horseshoe pits, Frisbee golf course, exercise stations and very close proximity to the city swimming pool/splash park. There are baseball and softball fields within a stone's throw. Great place with lots of mature trees to provide shade.

West Park in Guernsey, WY

Picnic and Play in Guernsey

Seven acres tucked along the scenic North Platte River. Includes Picnic Shelters, Playground, Skate Park and Disc Golf Course. Take a leisurely stroll along the lighted walkway and river overlook area, or challenge yourself with on the excercise course. 

Wheatland Murals

Wall Art in Wheatland

The Story of the Wheatland Murals:



So take a walk around Wheatland. Have a bite to eat, visit the Library, do some shopping. And don't forget to stop and check out the murals!

Hartville Museum

Hartville, WY - A Town With Heart

The newly repurposed Hartville Museum and Community Center formerly served as a historic schoolhouse. Hartville is Wyoming’s oldest incorporated town still in existence, and the museum focuses on its colorful history as a mining community. 
The museum is open Saturday from 10 am to 2pm and by appointment.
200 Gambell St
Hartville, WY 82215

Gordon Davis Park

Gorgeous Downtown Park in Guernsey

Gordon Davis Park is located next to Highway 26 in downtown Guernsey. The park includes a playground, band shelter, horseshoe pits, picnic tables/shelters, free WiFi and plenty of mature shade trees for hot summer days. Gordon Davis Park hosts many events during the summer months, including, Duck Daze, Farmer's Markets, Concerts, Movies and much more.

The park is available to the community for events and is free of charge.

Call Town Hall at 836-2335 to make a reservation.

Laramie Peak

Signpost to the West

Laramie Peak is the highest Wyoming peak in the Laramie Range, located in the northern part of Medicine Bow National Forest.Laramie Peak is also the second highest peak overall in the range behind Colorado's South Bald Peak at 11,003 feet, and it is rated the 8th most prominent peak in Wyoming. 

The mountain does not rise above treeline, making it great for winter snowshoeing and an easy summer hike-up. The switchback trail leading to the top begins around 7,500 feet, making the days elevation gain about 3,000 feet. The degree of incline remains moderate for most of the journey, making biking up the mountain possible, and riding down the mountain highly recommended!

Some Excellent Hiking!

Pony Express Route

Whoa! Platte County Pony Express Stations

The Pony Express mail service lasted only 19 months, but it created an immediate sensation and won a permanent place in the history of the American West.Today, the Pony Express Trail still beckons the adventurous and modern highways overlay much of the route. These corridors near the original trail routCheck out the Platte County, WY Pony Express stations.e are called Auto Tour Routes. 

Check out the National Park Service Pony Express website.


Larson Park

Trail Ruts Golf Course and Campground

Larson Park, home of Trail Ruts Golf Course and Campground!  Whether it's a day golfing or a week camping, this park is for you.Stop by and see us during our season of April through October.  Enjoy a leisurely game of golf and camp under the shade of giant spreading cottonwood trees.  Reasonable rates for both golfing and camping make this a favorite with those that stop by.

Enjoy the 1.3 mile walking trail that starts at the Oregon Trial Ruts Golf Course and wonders about the North Platte River through wetlands, ending up at the west River Bridge.  The trail is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the landscape around the Oregon Trail. 

Wildlife Viewing

It's Not Just Humans Calling Platte County Their Home

Back roads and by ways criss cross Platte County, and we hope you'll take advantage of that! Map your route on foot, bike or vehicle to include some exploration time; it'll be worth your while. Linger a little in our State Parks...take your time and keep your eyes open! You're likely to see Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Turkey Vultures, Pronghorn (Antelope), Mule and Whitetail Deer, Black-tailed Prairie Dogs and Coyotes. You might also see (or hear!) bellowing Elk, and Big Horn Sheep dotting the rocks.

Check out the visitor guide for more information.


Chugwater Soda Fountain

Freshest Ice Cream at the Oldest Soda Fountain in Wyoming

If you're headed north from Cheyenne on I25 towards Platte County, your first stop should be the Chugwater Soda Fountain for old-fashioned service in the oldest operating soda fountain in Wyoming. Stay for lunch, then stop in for a sample of world famous Chugwater Chili, and pick up a batch of the Secret Ingredient for souvineers. Stampede Steakhouse is right down the street for dinner, and if it's Thursday, there's an open music jam!

Glendo Museum

Fossils, Artifacts and Relics in Glendo

The Glendo Museum houses the extensive fossil collection of J.R. Wilson, local historic items, and Native American artifacts of special interest. Hand-forged relics from the Twin Springs blacksmith shop burned during the Battle of Horseshoe Creek are displayed. A pictorial history documents the construction of Glendo Dam in the 1950s.
The museum and restrooms are open during business hours.

Fort Laramie

Crossroads of a Nation Moving West

Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains before its abandonment in 1890. This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.

Laramie Peak Museum

1601 16th Street, Wheatland, WY

Features artifacts and items related to the first settlers in Platte County and Wheatland, including collections of tools, clothings, quilts, Native American artifacts, maps and documents, and an extensive collection of medical and dental equipment. Unique historic farm machinery is displayed outside, along with the Axford School, a one-room schoolhouse.
Open mid-May to mid-September, Monday -Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-3.

Guernsey State Park

Play Outside!

245 designated campsites, including dry camping and those with full hook-ups. 125 campsites may be reserved, and there are also four yurts available for reservation. Camping and Daily Use permits are required at all campsites within the park.

Check the website for a full list of activities and amenities. The park is open year round. Guernsey State Park is a must see! 

West Park's SKATE PARK

Catch Some Air in Guernsey

Located at the newly developed West Park along the river, bring your skates or skateboard and show us what you've got!

Designed by the American Ramp Company, and funded with grants from the Tony Hawk Foundation, American Ramp Company, and local fundraising.

Gray Rocks Reservoir

Hang Out Where the Wildlife Hangs Out

3,500-acres of water for fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing.  Public facilities, including parking areas, vault toilets and boat ramps, are provided on the south side of the reservoir.  Overnight parking or camping restricted to the major parking areas. The north shore may also be used for overnight camping by boaters.

Oregon Trail Ruts

Just three miles south of Guernsey

Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site is a State of Wyoming historic site where visitors can see and experience evidence of our country's great western migration.

Thousands of wagon wheels cut deep ruts more than four feet deep, into the solid rock here.The trail ruts are easily found by following a short walkway from the site’s parking area. 

There are restrooms and a small picnic area, as well as an informational kiosk and interpretive information displays.

Platte County Historical Marker Tour

Discover Platte County History

There are a lot of historical markers  in Platte County, WY. The list on this website is a great place to start discovering Platte County, WY Historical Markers. 

If you’re a collector, (someone who collects PHOTOS of Historical Markers) or want to get started, consider uploading your discoveries to the The Historical Marker Database

Guernsey State Park Museum

The Wyoming Castle

The Guernsey Museum is a seasonal facility that is open from May 1st through September 30. Visitors may visit the Museum between the hours of 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Park to Park Travel Guide

Plan Your Wyoming Travel "Park to Park"

Include Platte County in your Wyoming Road Trip! 

To make your trip planning easier, we've created some popular itineraries to help plan your Wyoming adventure. You can also order a free Official Travelers Journal—filled with helpful tools and Wyoming information.

Wheatland Reservoir #1 (Little Res)

Meet you at Li'l Res!

For a lazy day of play in the summer, try Wheatland "Little Res". Swim, float or fish for channel catfish, smallmouth bass, walleye and yellow perch. Camping is available.

Follow signs to Rock Lake, then drive one mile north on County Road 151 A


Glendo State Park

Water, Water Everywhere!

Boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, hiking and biking are just the beginning of a vacation spent at Glendo State Park.

Day-use and overnight facilities including improved campsites, tables and grills. A commercial concession at the reservoir provides complete marina services, motel units and fishng equipment.

Open Year Round, for daily use from 6am to 10pm.
Park Headquarters Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day 7:30am - 5pm

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