Guernsey State Park

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Coordinates: 42°18′14″N 104°46′10″W / 42.30389°N 104.76944°W / 42.30389; -104.76944

Lake Guernsey State Park
Guernsey State Park Museum, Highway 317, Guernsey (Platte County, Wyoming).jpg
Guernsey State Park Museum
Location Platte County, Wyoming
Nearest city Guernsey, Wyoming
Area 3,760 acres (original)
8,602 acres (increase)[1]
Built 1925
Architect Civilian Conservation Corps; Roland Pray (original)
S. R. Deboer; Richard G. Redell; et al. (expanded)
Architectural style National Park Service Rustic, Bungalow/craftsman, Other
Governing body Bureau of Reclamation (original)
State (increase)
NRHP Reference # 80004051 (original)
97001260 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 26, 1980 (original)
September 25, 1997 (increase)[2]
Designated NHLD September 25, 1997[3]

Lake Guernsey State Park, also known as Guernsey State Park Historic District, Lake Guernsey Park, Guernsey Lake Park, or Guernsey State Park, is a historic district and state park near Guernsey, Wyoming. In addition to the historic district, the park contains Guernsey Reservoir on the North Platte River.

As a historic district the park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997 for its Civilian Conservation Corps buildings and structures. It contains 60 contributing resources: 14 buildings, 3 sites, and 43 structures, as well as 46 non-contributing resources.[1][3]

The park contains a separate National Historic Landmark, the Oregon Trail Ruts.

The Guernsey State Park Museum includes exhibits about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the natural and cultural history of the park.

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  1. ^ a b Susan Begley and Ethan Carr (January 6, 1997). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Lake Guernsey State Park / Lake Guernsey Park; Guernsey Lake Park; Guernsey State Park" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 20 images (photos and plans), from 1977, 1994, and c. 1935 PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Lake Guernsey State Park". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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