Lovell is located in north central Wyoming, with around 2,500 residents in town, and several hundred more people living in the surrounding area. Lovell was founded in the late 1800s and is named for Henry Clay Lovell, who brought the ranching industry to the area in 1879. Remnants of the old Mason-Lovell Ranch remain and are open to the public.
Lovell prides itself on being the “Rose City of Wyoming.” Lovell was once home to Dr. William Horsley, one of the foremost authorities in his time on growing roses. Dr. Horsley found Lovell’s climate to be especially suitable for growing roses and he worked for nearly 50 years to spread his love of roses throughout the community. In honor of Lovell’s “Rose Doctor,” the community now boasts numerous rose gardens and many residents work to cultivate that love of roses in their own gardens.
Lovell’s closest neighbors include the towns of Cowley, Byron, Deaver, and Frannie.
Find out more about the community of Lovell, Wyoming at the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce
Lovell has a public library, 7 churches, 3 motels with about 80 total rooms and a free camper park. The community has a hospital with 15 beds and a nursing home with 94 rooms. Further, the Lovell area has 3 doctors and 1 dentist. Lovell boasts 4 baseball fields, 2 tennis courts, a large indoor swimming pool, a golf course, and 3 city parks.
Lovell is served by The Lovell Chronicle (weekly), The Billings Gazette (daily), and The Casper Star-Tribune(daily) newspapers. Several radio stations operate in the area, and a locally-based telecom company, TCT West, provides cable television, telephone services, and internet access. Rocky Mountain Power and Montana Dakota Utilities provide electricity and gas services. The Town of Lovell (307-548-6551) supplies water, sewer, and trash removal to the residents.
Each year in late June, Lovell hosts its annual Mustang Days Celebration. Events include dances, parades, games, rodeo, Mustang Follies (variety show), as well as additional events.
Big Horn County School District #2 includes the Lovell area. The town has an elementary school (grades1-5), a middle school (grades 6-8), and a high school (grades 9-12).
Big Horn County School District #1 is made up of by the towns of Byron, Cowley, Deaver, and Frannie. District #1 has an elementary school (Cowley), a middle school (Deaver), and a high school (Bryon).
Northwest College is located 20 miles away in Powell Wyoming.
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The Lovell Area is home to two school districts. Big Horn County School District No.1 and Big Horn County School District No. 2, each with grades K-12. These small Wyoming schools are able to provide personal and quality education to their students through the efforts of excellent staff members.
Lovell has myriad outdoor opportunities: boating, fishing, swim beach, hiking, golf, skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking from the Shoshone River to the Big Horn River, and more. Enjoy these activities in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area along with four historic ranch/town sites that can be explored as well as the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Area, a hunter’s paradise
The gorgeous Bighorn mountains, home to the Medicine Wheel historical landmark sit right in our back yard. The Bighorns not only offer endless beauty, but a myriad of recreational opportunities, lodges and a chance to enjoy the best of what Mother Nature has to offer. The Bighorn National Forest provides entertainment for everyone; the hiker, fisherman, hunter, camper, horseback rider, skier, snowmobile and four wheeler riders.
(Photo Credit: Greg Wise)
See the wild mustangs north of Lovell, part of the first ever federal wild horse range. The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range was designated to protect the Spanish heritage horses.
Enjoy a round of golf at Foster Gulch 9-hole course located a few miles outside of Lovell at 929 Lane 13. We also have tennis courts on 8th Street and at the Lovell Middle School, racket ball courts in the LHS gym. Call the Lovell Recreation Department for more information – 307-548-6466 or visit their website at lovellrecreation.com
Our Olympic size swimming pool is a nice place to cool off.
Summer pool hours are:
Lap Swim: M W F 5-7 am
Public Swim: M T W Th F Sat 1-4 pm
Public Swim: M Th 7-9 pm
Cost: $1 per visit
The town wading pool at Constitution Park, along with a regulation horseshoe pitching area. The sheltered picnic area with barbeque pits is a nice place to spend the afternoon. It also has a large playground area, basketball hoops, skate park and softball field. Wading pool is for children 7 years of age and under. Located at 7th and Garfield the hours are:
(Closed all Sundays and Mondays)
May 29 – July 14: T – Sat 1-6 pm
July 17 – Aug 22: T – F 12-6 pm, Sat 10am – 6 pm
In downtown Lovell visit the Historic Hyart Theatre featuring one of the largest screens west of the Mississippi, considered to be one of the finest small-town theaters in America. Movies are shown weekly.
Faith Southern Baptist Church
338 East 3 Street
Pastor Michael McKnight
United Methodist Church
Corner of Shoshone and Park Avenues
Pastor Jim Barth
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Corner of Fifth St. and Montana Avenue
Rev. Christopher Brandt
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Shoshone Avenue, top of hill
Father Eckley Macklin
Assembly of God
320 Idaho Avenue
Pastor Dan Jarvis
Lovell Bible Church
Corner of 8th Street and Jersey Avenue
Pastor Kurt McNabb
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
50 West Main Street – Lovell, Wyoming
Lovell First Ward – Bishop Michael Jones – 307-548-9453
Lovell Second Ward – Bishop Abraham Briggs – 307-548-2320
Lovell Third Ward – Bishop Stephen McArthur – 307-548-6258
Lovell Fourth Ward – Bishop Scott Allen – 307-548-2504
Lovell Fifth Ward – Bishop Bruce Wolsey – 307-548-2447
South Main Street – Cowley, Wyoming
Cowley First Ward – Bishop Michael Simmons – 307-548-9944
Cowley Second Ward – Bishop David Banks – 307-548-2480
South Main Street – Byron, Wyoming
Byron Ward – Bishop Don Hatch – 307-548-6197