Buffalo Bill State Park

47 Lakeside Road
Cody, WY 82414

(307) 587-9227

http://wyoparks.state.wy.us

Description

The majestic peaks of the Absaroka Mountains dominate the scenery at Buffalo Bill State Park. Two campsites, North Fork and North Shore, have a limited number of reservable sites. Learn more about the area at the Visitor Center with the interpretive exhibits, touch-screen computers, audio/visual presentation and a staff to help visitors.

97 Total Sites

85 Pull Thru Sites

Directions:    Park Headquarters, nine miles west of Cody on US Highway 14-16-20.

Additional Info:    There are two developed campgrounds at Buffalo Bill State Park:

NORTH SHORE BAY CAMPGROUND: 37 sites: 29 pull-through sites, 3 back-in, and 5 designated tent only; 7 of the sites are reservable, the remainder are available on a first come-first served basis. Located approximately 9 miles west of Cody on US Highway 14-16-20 (North Fork Highway).

NORTH FORK CAMPGROUND: 62 sites: 56 pull through sites and 6 designated tent-only sites; 14 of the sites are reservable, the remainder are available on a first come-first served basis. Located approx. 14 miles west of Cody on US Highway 14-16-20 (North Fork Highway).

All campsites have tables and grills and are convenient to water hydrants and restrooms. There are no utility hookups or showers at either campground. Except those designated tent-only campsites will accommodate trailers, tents or RVs. Roads and parking areas are paved.

TROUT CREEK GROUP CAMPING AREA is located within North Fork Campground. This area provides a large shelter with tables and grill, an area for tents, and enough parking space for a group of trailers, RV's, etc. The group camping area is available on a reserved use basis only. The shelter use fee of $50.00 per day plus the $50.00 damage deposit is required in addition to the park daily use and camping fees.

SHEEP MOUNTAIN DAY USE AREA provides a large shelter with tables and a grill, a playground area and enough parking for large groups. The group area is available to reserve. The shelter use fee of $50.00 per day plus the $50.00 damage deposit is required in addition to the park daily use fees.

EAGLE POINT TRAIL is located within Eagle Point Day Use Area and is handicapped accessible. This trail is the first phase of a planned trail system along the north shoreline.

Amenities

Onsite

  • Pull Thru Available
  • Pets Welcome
  • Accom Big Rigs
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Available
  • Group Area
  • ADA Accessible
  • Lake
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • River
  • Tent Sites Available

Recreation

Onsite

  • Biking - Mountain
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Playground
  • Sailing/Windsurfing
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

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100 % of users found this review helpful
We visited buff bill park and stayed at North Fork. Campers need to be wary of the landowner across the river from the campsites at the red pole ranch. Two of our boys (14 yrs old)with us went hiking and innocently went on her land. They were told to leave and they did, realizing they were on the wrong trail. She proceeded to follow them on a 4 wheeler on the public road back to the campsite. She yelled at them, threatened them, said she would call the Sheriff and they were going to jail. They were sobbing and scared out of their minds. She wanted to charge them with criminal trespassing and did not when she found out she was going to be charged with breaching the peace because she followed the boys to our camps and took pictures of our vehicles. She really acted like she was mentally unstable. So, if you want to hike you need to make sure you get on the right trail or she will charge you with trespassing. Also, if you like to fish, you need to ask where you can legally fish. At certain times you are not allowed to fish on half the lake and on the river by the campground. It is not posted that you can't fish so you had better ask the ranger.
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unhappy camper
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Reviewed 07/19/2014
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Awesome Visit
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We stayed at North Fork Campground. Checked in 7 June, 2014 and stayed 7 days. Gate staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was very impressed by the look of the park. Very plush and well trimmed grass. Shade trees at every site. All sites were well kept. Has a "Pay" shower with actual toilets. The showers were cleaned daily. Deer ran thru the park almost daily. Very peaceful place to camp. Awesome nature trail. Observed park police patrolling a few times. Left all my camp equipment out the entire 7 days and nothing was bothered. ***If you are camping in a tent*** The park waters the grass regularly. Make sure you are aware of the watering schedule posted at every camp site. I really enjoyed the visit and will most definitely return. Lastly, the open pit outhouses smelled a bit but that is what you should expect. That's why the shower house bathrooms were handy for.
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Outdoor Lover
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Reviewed 06/23/2014
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Surprise Wyoming Gem
82 % of users found this review helpful
I want to start out by stating that there are two completely different campgrounds in this park with two separate camp-hosts. We stayed at North FORK, with reservations for North SHORE, which we we changed to remain at No. Fork. No Shore was more suited to water activities & is closer to Cody. No Fork is further out fr. town & water. Both sites have limited hookups & dry spots. The camp-hosts at Fork were wonderful, vigilant & helpful. We extended our stay easily and plan to return 2014 to see the attractions we couldnt fir in for 2013.
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Gillette Wanderer
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Reviewed 11/18/2013
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I have stayed here in the past and had issues with the camp host. It seems they hire people without any people skills. This last trip sealed it for me. My sister had her 8 year old son in her lap practicing driving on the gravel roads behind the lake. I know, it is illegal, but a kid has to learn. I would understand if he just issued a warning and asked for the child to sit in the passenger seat. Not this guy. He raised his voice, nearly yelling, and told the kid "Get in your seat and put your seat belt on. Don't you ever sit behind the wheel on your mother's lap." The kid is crying. My sister was too dumbfounded to stay anything. About 10 minutes later the sheriff came and was very nice and asked us to not do it here anymore. The sheriff was a total professional and understood the situation. Now I understand why, during the busy summer season, this campground was about 30% occupied. Needless to say, I won't ever be back. His behavior is unacceptable and he is lucky I wasn't there. He wouldn't have to call the sheriff, because the sheriff would of came with the ambulance.
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Rich
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Reviewed 07/29/2013