Sundance White Ranch Park
100 acres to explore!
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Wander & Conquer at Sundance White Ranch Park
Hikers, bikers, walkers and explorers! You've arrived at the newest outdoor recreation attraction in Sundance, Wyoming! This 100-acre outdoor lovers paradise has plenty to do & discover!
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The Sundance White Ranch Park was gifted to the public by the George E. & Betty J White Foundation
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Welcome to White Ranch Park

A place for people to discover, learn and explore.

Native Plants

Learn About the Plants Adapted to this High Elevation Environment While exploring you will find a diverse variety of native vegetation. You can experience an entire range of vegetative environments including grasslands, small riparian zones, meadows, deciduous groves and pine forest. Continued management of pasture and grasslands helps to maintain it’s robust mix of species which helps support education programming, research, interpretation and minimize soil erosion.

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Native Plants

The Sun Dance

The Sun Dance is a Traditional Ceremony Still Practiced by Native Tribes. THE SUN DANCE IS A TRADITIONAL CEREMONY originated through the Lakota people for as long as their ancestors can remember. Today along with the Sioux, the Arapaho, Arikara, Asbinboine, Cheyenne, Crow, Gros Ventre, Hidutsa, Plains Cree, Plains Ojibway, Sarasi, Omaha, Ponca, Ute, Shoshone, Kiowa and Blackfoot tribes all take part in this ritual cleansing of ones spirit. The Sun Dance is a ceremony practiced differently by each tribe, but many of the ceremonies have features in common, including dancing, singing and drumming, the experience of visions, fasting, and in some cases self-sacrifice.

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The Sun Dance

Native Wildlife

Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints A variety of wildlife are currently or have been present, including, white tail and mule deer, mountain lion, bald eagle & hawks, woodchucks, squirrels, meadowlarks & birds, and bull & rattle snakes. With both high and low elevations, pastures and lowlands, the White Ranch Park sees many species passing through along the drainages, which provide good cover, down to Sundance Creek.

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Native Wildlife

Sundance History

Sundance, Wyoming. Where The Film Festival Isn't. Sundance is nestled in the valley of the Bearlodge Mountains on the western edge of the Black Hills. Sundance was established in1875 and named after the Sun Dance ceremony Native American tribes performed on or near the majestic Sundance Mountain. History and folklore abounds in the streets that were made for freight wagons and teams of horses that allowed Sundance to establish a trading post and prosper in the wide open frontier.

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Sundance History
Happy Trails at Sundance White Ranch Park
Happy Trails To You!
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One of the best places to start your adventure is on one of the trails or open spaces available within the park.

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George & Betty White shared a passion for philanthropy as evidenced by a lifetime of generous donations.

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Learn your way around Sundance White Ranch Park and discover the best places to visit within the area.

As you explore Sundance White Ranch Park, please consider sharing this amazing place with others! Follow us on facebook and tag photos with #SWRP. If you enjoy your time at SWRP, consider submitting your hike using the AllTrails app or upload photos and provide park ratings on Trip Advisor. SWRP is unique as it's located at 18 Hwy116, Sundance, WY on the west edge of Sundance city limits!

Park Conditions

Safety First! Make sure the conditions are right before heading out!

A fantastic Friday is on tap for hiking & biking SWRP trails where fall colors are painting the mountain meadows at SWRP!

September 24, 2021: Don't let this month slip away without hiking or biking day on Serenity, Lakota, Butch & Sundance, Outlaw, & Sun Dance trails!  Beautiful Aspen, Oak, Ponderosa Pine & foliage galore will be found along SWRP's trails in the shadow of iconic Sundance Mountain.

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Public access to the Sundance White Ranch Park is the result of a loving gift to the community and visitors by the George E. & Betty J. White Foundation.

Hike It / Bike It / Explore!

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