Posted by Phil Noble on May 08, 2017

Many people would be extremely nervous that hundreds of thousands of visitors are about to show up on your doorstep in a couple of months, but Wyoming State Parks Administrator Domenic Bravo seems to be taking it in stride. The once-in-a-lifetime eclipse August 17th will sweep across our state on a path from the west just north of Jackson, exiting the state just east of Guernsey. 

   Bravo told the Cheyenne Sunrise Rotary Club May 9th several state parks are in the path of the eclipse including Guernsey state park about an hour and a half north of Cheyenne. Campsites in the park have been reserved for some time, he said, but they will try to accommodate "day visitors" as there is space.

   Bravo also outlined other events his agency is working on, including an outdoor recreation team that is working on many ideas relating to recreation in Wyoming that they are to present soon to Governor Mead. You can take a survey to give input at He also outlined plans for a bike race later this month at Curt Gowdy State Park west of Cheyenne.

   Bravo has headed Wyoming’s state parks for about ten years, and said the budget challenges keep increasing each year. He encouraged people to talk to their representatives about the importance of our parks and creative ways to fund them.