Curt Gowdy State Park is a 1,700-acre piece of land full of almost every type of environment you can imagine. Everything from densely forested areas to vast open shoreline is available inside of this local marvel. In 2014, a new visitor's center was built.
This structure was designed to incorporate several "green" design concepts such as "smart framing" which uses ancient techniques in woodworking to use over 80% fewer nails and studs. This structure contains the main lobby with an information desk, a conference room that's available for rental, staff offices, and coin-operated public showers for campers and park guests.
In 2015, the Curt Gowdy exhibit was completed which gives an extensive overview of the individual responsible for this particular state park's namesake. Canines are unfortunately not allowed inside of any indoor structures. Containing over 35 miles of trails, Curt Gowdy State Park has enough landscape for just about any activity you can think of.
These trails were designed with accessibility and reliability in mind and fit multiple skill levels. These trails provide incredible views of the local flora and fauna, via 16 viewing platforms peppered throughout the area. There's also Kate's Trail, a 1-mile concrete path explicitly designed for disabled individuals.
Before setting out on many of these trails, visitors should procure a copy of the trail guide available at the Curt Gowdy State Park's Main Office. Canines are allowed on all of the paths inside of the park, provided they stay on a leash no longer than six feet.
Three reservoirs offer public boating opportunities, provided you have obtained a license to do so. At a 15 horsepower limit, these reservoirs are for calm, fish-driven boating. The shoreline of the North Crow Reservoir contains an "unimproved" fishing station, which houses fish cleaning facilities and public restrooms. Canines are allowed outside of these structures, provided they stay on their leash.