GLENDO – Wyoming State Parks is preparing for an exciting and beautiful summer at Glendo State Park so during this time, certain parts of Sandy Beach campground are closed through Memorial Day for tree cutting and tree trimming.
Due to continual high water events, moving soils, high wind, age and the nature of cottonwoods, many of the trees in the area are in decline and struggling to survive.
Glendo State Park has started a new initiative to thin the cottonwood forest by trimming the trees and cutting down those that are dead or dying.
“It’s a great spot to camp” Brian Johnson, Glendo State Park superintendent said. “We want to ensure our customers and campers have a place to hit the beach, appreciate the shade, and enjoy everything Glendo State Park has to offer.
“In order to do this we need to remove the dead and dying trees to allow the healthy ones to prosper,” Johnson added. “We want to get in there and get this done before the busy summer season.”
Campground closure information can be found on the state parks website at wyoparks.org or on the Glendo State Park Facebook page.