What’s so special about Campbell County?
Countless miles of prairie flowers billowing in the wind. Jagged peaks that stretch stoically along the horizon. Dainty antelope that dart through the grass beside the highway. Natural towers that dominate the skyline. From its friendly inhabitants to its stunning surroundings, everything about this picturesque area of Wyoming is unique and memorable. Add state-of-the-art sports facilities to the mix, and Campbell County quickly becomes the perfect place to host your next sports events.
In addition to gorgeous vistas and expansive sports venues, Campbell County can provide your teams with a plethora of hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities that will leave your athletes begging to extend their stay. The county’s major cities, Gillette and Wright, are home to countless dining options that will please even the pickiest eaters and no matter where your teams stay, they’re guaranteed to receive topline service and a friendly Campbell County welcome that the area is known for.
What can my teams do in Campbell County?
Most potential host cities are quick to mention that they offer bowling alleys, mini golf courses, movie theaters and shopping, and while Gillette and Wright certainly have these venues, this beautiful area of Wyoming has a few impressive tricks up its sleeves that aren’t so routine. Let your athletes experience the awe-inspiring, natural Northwest in the tranquil waters of Keyhole State Park or on a Campbell County driving tour that gets you up close and personal with antelope, badgers, mule deers and coyotes. See Vore Buffalo Jump, a natural sinkhole where Native Americans lured and captured the wild bison who still roam the plains, then head to Devils Tower and be amazed by the sheer size of America’s very first national monument. Other wild adventures include firing volleys at an archery range, touring a Gillette coal mine and spending an afternoon at Durham Buffalo Ranch.
- Site Inspections
- Discounts on hotel rooms
- Transportation for teams
- Over 2,000 hotel rooms available
- Volunteer staff
- Guided tours of local attractions
- Media coverage
Can I get some quick facts about Campbell County’s facilities?
Energy Capital Sports Complex
Sports: Baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, BMX, skateboarding, sand volleyball
Lovingly nicknamed the “Field of Dreams,” this brand new sports complex spans 320 acres and is the perfect venue for large scale baseball, softball and grass-sport events. The complex is home to eight multi-purpose grass fields, eight fast pitch softball fields, four regulation baseball fields and 11 youth league fields. The venue offers ample parking space, multiple restrooms, concession areas, bullpens and plenty of bleacher seating. Additionally, the complex contains three outdoor basketball courts, three sand volleyball courts, a skate park and a BMX course.
Sports: Rodeo, equestrian, roller derby, hockey, figure skating
This sports center in Gillette is the most popular equestrian and rodeo sports facility in the area. The 52,000-square-foot East Pavilion is perfect for equestrian events of all kinds, while the 42,000-square- foot Central Pavilion often hosts roller derby tournaments. CAM-PLEX Equestrian Center contains a series of jumps ranging from beginner to preliminary and Morningside Park offers holding pens, shaded bleacher seating, concession areas and the perfect space for rodeos. Nearby, Wrangler Arena provides seating for 300 in addition to bucking and roping chutes, holding pens and an earthen floor arena that can accommodate both rodeo and equestrian events. In addition to these equestrian and rodeo facilities, CAM-PLEX also offers Spirit Hall Ice Arena, the perfect venue for figure skating competitions and hockey games.
Sports: Basketball, swimming, racquetball, track, tennis
The Campbell County Recreation Center offers three basketball courts, a six-lane lap pool, five indoor tennis courts, a six-lane track and four racquetball courts. Additionally, the center has an elevated walking track, a concession area, locker rooms, a weight room and a zero-depth leisure pool complete with waterslides.
Campbell County Aquatic Center
Sports: Swimming, diving, water polo
Used by local schools, this Olympic-size pool is perfect for swim meets, water polo games and diving competitions.
Southern Campbell County Agricultural Complex
Sports: Rodeo, equestrian
This complex consists of two arenas, one indoor and one outdoor. The indoor arena has bleacher seating for 350 people with the option of adding bleachers, and the sand floor can accommodate a variety of events like horse shows, team roping and barrel racing. The outdoor arena can accommodate the same events as the indoor arena, but also offers bucking and roping chutes, seating for 300 and top quality lighting. Between the two arenas are a concession area and restrooms.
Sports: Baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, tennis
This 80-acre park consists of one baseball/softball field, a basketball court, a tennis court and a multipurpose field that’s mainly been used for soccer. The park also has a playground and walking path, as well as a new area for picnickers.
So how do I get the teams there?
No matter if they decide to drive or fly, teams headed to Campbell County can rest easy knowing that traveling to area is simple and efficient.
By Car: Campbell County sits right next to I-90, about an hour and a half southeast of the Wyoming-Montana border. Cities under eight hours away from Campbell County include Denver; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Billings, Montana; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Highways 14 and 16 connect to the heart of the county.
By Air: Teams looking to fly to Campbell County should books flights into Gillette-Campbell County Airport, which schedules regular arrivals and departures from both Denver and Salt Lake City using Delta and United. The airport is just 10 minutes away from Gillette, Campbell County’s central point.