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Wandering WY: Glendo State Park

Glendo State Park is one of the most historic sites in Wyoming. Spanish Diggings, which are not Spanish at all, have provided archaeologists with a treasure trove of information about the people groups who lived in the North Platte river basin all the way back to the 18th century and earlier. The Oregon-Utah-California Trail also passed right through this area. Now the dam provides energy to the surrounding region. You can still find the shadows of this history in the park if you look closely.

For most visitors, Glendo is known for its water sports. It's famous for its fishing tournaments mainly for Walleye but you can find a few other species in record sizes here too. The lake is also a great place to boat, water ski, paddleboard, and swim. Glendo has beautiful beaches and plenty of pretty shady spots to picnic.

If you want to make a weekend of it, there are lots of camping spaces to choose from whether you're in a tent, car, or RV. Just remember to reserve your campsite in advance.

All in all, this is a great State Park to kick back and relax, it's very family-friendly and not too far from civilization if you like to stay connected while on vacation.

Something I think it lacks is the signage and interpretation fo all the history it claims to have. I drove the entire circumference of the lake and didn't find any clear signage to the diggings or to any other known historic spots. So if the history is something you're looking for, just know you'll have to without clear signage in Glendo. The park is much more focused on recreation.

Have you visited Glendo State Park? Did you stumble on any archaeological treasures? What is your favorite lake activity?

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