Wheatland is located on I-25, and travel/ tourism has long been an important industry in the area. During the summer months, thousands of boaters, campers, fishermen, and water skiers from Cheyenne, the panhandle of Nebraska and the Front Range of Colorado rely heavily on both Glendo State Park and Guernsey State Park as well as Grayrocks Reservoir for outdoor recreation, and Wheatland is an important refueling stop and shopping center for many of these outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, the Medicine Bow National Forest to the west provides many opportunities for hunters, campers, bikers, hikers, fishermen and those just looking for an opportunity to enjoy a drive through the unspoiled beauty of the Laramie Mountain Range. Closer to home, two smaller lakes provide additional opportunities for outdoor recreation including Wheatland Reservoir #1 and Festo Lake, both of which are located just a few minutes west of town. Within the town are a number of pedestrian/bike pathways that offer safe routes for walking, jogging and biking or just enjoying the many pleasing views to be found within the town’s boundaries. One pathway will take you to Lewis Park which is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike as a place to picnic, play, enjoy concerts, etc. The park has numerous mature trees as well as large areas of well-maintained grass perfect for a game of football or disc golf. An outdoor swimming pool is available June through August, the Town of Wheatland maintains several baseball and soccer fields, and a 9-hole golf course is located on the south end of town adjacent to the city park.
By Dan Brecht • Feb 21, 2014