Best of Wyoming
11:38 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Keyhole State Park – Sundance

Keyhole offers many attractions and is located on the western edge of the famed Black Hills, between Sundance and Moorcroft, and is easily accessed off I-90 at exit 165 or take exits 153 or 154 in Moorcroft then Hwy 14 north six miles then Hwy 113. Within sight of Devils Tower, Keyhole State Park is situated along the southeast shore of Keyhole Reservoir and offers excellent fishing for walleye, catfish, small mouth bass and northern pike. Keyhole is also a mecca for both resident and migrating birds of all species. Visitors have the opportunity to view many types of wildlife including mule deer, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys.

Keyhole State Park is open year round and offers nine campgrounds that are all overlooking the lake. There are more than 170 sites with tables and grills. Most of the sites will handle large R.V.'s and trailers. Tent or R.V. camping is possible at all sites. Some of the sites are in the trees and some are out in the open.

Keyhole State Park has a privately run marina that has gas, fishing supplies, groceries, pop, propane, showers and boat rentals. The marina has ten camp sites with electric hookups. Marina phone number is (307) 756-9529.

Courtesy of Wyoming State Parks.

Camping

Arch Rock: There are 14 campsites with gravel pads, one universally accessible site with cement pad, fire rings, picnic tables, a restroom and water hydrants spaced throughout in the campgrounds. There is one pull through campsite and there is overflow parking for extra vehicles. Most of the campsites are in the pine trees. When the reservoir is full, there is easy access to the water.

Tatanka: Reservation only campground (May 15th-Sept. 15th). There are thirty-three campsites with gravel pads with water and electric hookups, two universally accessible sites with cement pads, fire rings, picnic tables and restrooms. There are twelve tent campsites with one universally accessible tent site; fire rings and picnic tables. The water hydrants are easily accessible to the tent sites. There is overflow parking for extra vehicles. Most of the campsites are in the pine trees with a few without shade. There are four camping cabins with one universally accessible. There is a universally accessible shelter that is day-use only and can be reserved. There are six day-use picnic sites, with picnic tables and fire rings. When the reservoir is full there is easy access to the water.

Pronghorn: There are 36 campsites with gravel pads, two universally accessible sites with cement pads, fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms and water hydrants spaced throughout the campgrounds. There is universally accessible playground equipment at the campground. There is overflow parking for extra vehicles. Most of the sites are back-in with a few pull-through. The campsites are located in the pine trees. The access to the reservoir water is more difficult because of the terrain.

Beach Area: There are 7 sites that are not developed; so, there is no pad and the ground is not level. There are fire rings, picnic tables, a restroom and water hydrant within close walking distant to the campgrounds. The sites are in or near the pine trees. All sites are within easy walking distance of the reservoir.

Pat’s Point: There are 33 sites; some have been developed and have a gravel pad while others are on the grass. All the sites have fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms and water hydrants spaced throughout the campground. Some of the sites are in the trees while most are out in the open. The campsites have easy access to the reservoir. There is a shelter that can be reserved. There is a public boat ramp in this area when the reservoir is full.

Homestead: There are 40 campsites with gravel pads and three universally accessible sites with cement pads, fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms and water hydrants spaced throughout the campgrounds. The sites are along the pine trees. Most of the sites are back-in, but there are a number of them that are pull-through. The campsites are away from the reservoir.

Cottonwood: There are 31 undeveloped campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms, and water hydrants throughout the campgrounds. There is universally accessible playground equipment located in the middle of the campgrounds. There is no easy access to the reservoir. There is a shelter that can be reserved. The campsites are in among the pine trees.

Rocky Point: There are 16 undeveloped campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms and water hydrants throughout the campgrounds. Most of the sites are out in the open but have easy access to the reservoir.

Wind Creek: There are 15 undeveloped campsites with fire rings, picnic tables and restrooms. There is NO drinking water in this campground. Most of the campsites are in or near the pine trees. There is a public boat ramp in the area when the reservoir is full.

Coulter Bay: There are 15 undeveloped campsites; half are walk in tent camping along the rock cliffs. Each site has a fire ring and, and picnic table, and restrooms and water hydrants are nearby. There is an area that can be reserved. This area is used as a major boat launch area.

For more information visit http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/SiteInfo.aspx?siteID=10 .

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