Campbell County, Wyoming is situated between the
Big Horn Mountains to the west and the
Black Hills to the east, in the Powder River Basin. Established in 1911, it is home
to the cities of Gillette and Wright, along with the unincorporated communities
of Recluse and Rozet.
The growing economy makes Campbell County a wonderful and exciting place
to live. Outstanding quality of life for residents means:
- low crime rate
- low property tax
- more than 250 days of sunshine
- no traffic jams or smog
- no state tax
- room to expand
The region is home to numerous cafes, fine steakhouses, grills, sushi and
more, and there are many stores to browse through for clothing, electronics,
gifts, shoes, etc. And, if you're wild about wildlife, nearly 77,000
pronghorn call this region home, along with a multitude of mule deer,
turkey, sage grouse and more wild animals.
The population in Gillette and Campbell County is steadily increasing with
nearly 30,000 people in the City limits and 47,000 residents living in
Gillette, WY Community Magazine
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Livability: Gillette-Wright and Campbell County, WY magazine sponsored by the
Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.
Campbell County School District serves about 8,400 students in 20 schools. The district has been ranked
in the top 15 percent of the school districts nationwide for the last
five years by School Match, a research firm that collects and manages
information about schools. The district also features a Planetarium and
a science center.
The region is also home to
Gillette College, part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District. The institution
offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science,
Certificates and more. The school features a Nursing School and a state-of-the-art
Technical Education Center.
Cultural and Recreational Opportunities
Gillette is the largest city in the County. The city boasts an art walk, bowling
alleys, community art center, excellent parks, golf and disc golf courses,
gyms, movie-plex, museum, recreational facilities, and the state's
premier multi-use facility, CAM-PLEX, among others. There are a variety
of events offered throughout the year-from rodeos to fairs to concerts
and theatrical productions to hockey games and music festivals.
Wright is the second largest community in the County. The town keeps active with
numerous community events, parks, the Haycreek Golf Course, and a recreation
center. Panther Pond, which is well stocked with trout, crappie, catfish
and bass, has a walking path around its perimeter where antelope, deer,
and Canadian geese can be seen. The recreation center provides a range
of youth programs and is equipped with a four-lane swimming pool, fitness
areas, racquetball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and more.
Residents in Campbell County participate in numerous outdoor activities
such as BMX bike racing, boating, cycling, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting,
motocross, rock climbing, roller derby, running, skiing, snowmobiling,
and water sports, among others.
Surrounding areas of attraction
Billings, Mont., 235 miles
Buffalo, Wyo., 72 miles
Casper, Wyo., 126 miles
Denver, Colo., 345 miles
Rapid City, SD, 140 miles
Sheridan, Wyo, 104 miles
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