Keyhole State Park Article

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Keyhole State Park
Keyhole State Park in Crook County, Wyoming seen from Cottonwood Area.jpg
Map showing the location of Keyhole State Park
Map showing the location of Keyhole State Park
Location in Wyoming
Location Moorcroft, Crook, Wyoming, United States
Coordinates 44°21′24″N 104°50′29″W / 44.35667°N 104.84139°W / 44.35667; -104.84139
KEYHOLE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

44°21′24″N 104°50′29″W / 44.35667°N 104.84139°W / 44.35667; -104.84139
[1]
Area15,890 acres (64.3 km2) [2]
Elevation4,088 ft (1,246 m) [1]
EstablishedUnspecified
Operator Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites
Website Keyhole State Park

Keyhole State Park is a public recreation area surrounding the Keyhole Reservoir near the town of Moorcroft in Crook County, Wyoming. [3] The state park is managed by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.

History

Marina in Keyhole Reservoir

The Keyhole Reservoir, an impoundment of the Belle Fourche River, was formed by the Keyhole Dam project of the United States Bureau of Reclamation, completed in 1952. The reservoir has a total capacity of 334,200 acre-feet and water surface of 13,700 acres, which provides storage for irrigation, flood control, fish and wildlife conservation, recreation, sediment control, and municipal and industrial water supply. Although located in Wyoming, the reservoir's waters are allocated by compact to go 90 percent to South Dakota and 10 percent to Wyoming. [4]

Activities and amenities

The state park features multiple campgrounds, a privately operated marina, fishing and other water recreation. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Keyhole Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Table 1. Facilities managed by Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails" (PDF). SOAR 2021. Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. p. 12. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Keyhole State Park". Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. State of Wyoming. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Keyhole Unit". U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Keyhole State Park Brochure" (PDF). Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Retrieved November 24, 2015.

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