Recreation Options in Gillette, WY
It's fun here in Campbell County, where many indoor and outdoor adventures await residents and visitors.
CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities introduced a new management team in 2013: Larry Gaffey is general manager, and Sandra Bott is marketing manager.
“For the big picture, we're looking to eventually book an annual event at CAM-PLEX that will put our entire community on the map, like the motorcycle rally in Sturgis (S.D.) and Frontier Days in Cheyenne,” Bott says. “So in the future when people hear Gillette, they will think CAM-PLEX.”
The huge entertainment destination spans 1,100 acres and has five indoor events venues, a stadium park, three barns and multiple campgrounds. At the east end of its Wyoming Center at CAM-PLEX is Spirit Hall Ice Arena, a full NHL-size rink for recreational skating, figure skating and hockey games.
“We have 1,100 acres of versatility for hosting local, regional and national events, and we're already becoming a concert destination and a top venue for rodeos,” Bott says. “Larry and I will continue to research and explore what kinds of major events we can add to the CAM-PLEX schedule.”
Campbell County Recreation Center
Campbell County Recreation Center in Gillette has a 42-foot climbing wall, six-lane lap pool, three-meter diving platform, leisure pool with two water slides, basketball courts and racquetball courts. There are also five tennis courts, an elevated walking track, two tanning beds, a weight room, three exercise rooms and a kids zone used for babysitting.
Campbell County has three golf courses. Bell Nob Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 championship venue in Gillette, plus there is a separate nine-hole par 3 course. Another destination is the nine-hole Gillette Golf Club that plays to a par 36 over its 3,500 total yards, and Haycreek Golf Club in Wright is nine holes measuring 3,527 yards.
Fresh air enthusiasts can play disc golf at Dalby Memorial Park, where its nine-hole, par 34 layout is open to anyone for free. The course is mostly flat and lightly wooded, and hours are dawn to dusk year round.
Children have plenty to pick from in sports and recreation, including leagues in floor hockey, ice hockey, basketball, baseball and swimming. The most popular is the Gillette Soccer Club, and the city also hosts a variety of little league baseball district tournaments.
The Campbell County Parks & Recreation Department maintains more than 30 parks and beautification areas, plus operates the year-round Campbell County Pool. Their most visited site is Dabney Park, which has seven baseball/softball fields and 65 picnic tables.
Gillette Gun Club offers a public shooting range to practice pistol, rifle, muzzleloading, trap and archery. T&T Guns & Ammo in Gillette also has a public shooting range for pistol and rifle enthusiasts.
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