Located in southeastern Wyoming, Glendo State Park began its life in 1958 as an offshoot of a dam being built by the Bureau of Reclamation. It's known for its excellent fishing as well as its newly built trail system. New in 2015 is 45 total miles of non-motorized trails in Glendo State Park. There are four trailheads in all, the Dam Overlook, Two Moon, Wetlands, and Sandy Beach.
These trails were purposefully left somewhat natural, to give visitors a sense of what these lands looked like before human colonization. Because of this, there are raised tree roots and other hazards that may be challenging for less able guests to navigate so plan your hikes accordingly. Your canine is free to join you on these trails provided they stay on a six-foot leash or shorter.
While local wildlife leaves waste behind, visitors should still pick up after their pets during any visits. Glendo State Park offers both motorized and non-motorized boating on the 12,000-acre reservoir. There are two public use boat ramps located on the north and south shores, respectively. These are free with paid park admission, but visitors are reminded to check posted water levels whenever entering the park with water-fairing vessels.
The levels in the reservoir can vary dramatically throughout the season and can make some boating more difficult or inaccessible. Offering a diverse array of services, Rooch's Marina is a privately owned marina that provides fuel, boat storage, and other amenities during the summer months. Canines are prohibited from any indoor structures in these areas but are allowed on watercraft and slips and their owners' discretion.
For overnight guests, 21 different campgrounds offer a total of 568 sites to pitch a tent on. These sites all feature a fire pit and picnic table, and are usually adjacent to restrooms as well as coin-operated showers. There's a small day use fee in addition to the entrance fee if you're looking to spend the night.
If you would like more information about camping, it can be found either on the Wyoming State Parks' website or at the Glendo State Park central office. Dogs are welcome on almost all of these sites, as long as they restrained throughout the evening. Glendo State Park asks that canines be kept out of all indoor structures.