Buffalo Bill State Park

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Buffalo Bill State Park


(307) 587-9227

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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 park at the Visitor Center with the interpretive exhibits, touch-screen computers, audio/visual presentation and a staff to help visitors. The history of Buffalo Bill Reservoir and "Cody Country" is rooted in the rich lore of the old West. Buffalo Bill State Park was named for Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, famous as a wild west showman, promoter and developer. He first came to the region in the 1870s and was famous for bringing in irrigation and agricultural development into the area. The dam was begun in 1905 and completed in 1910 as the highest dam in the world at 325-feet. Now the reservoir offers recreation areas and park facilities that visitors can enjoy all year round!

Map of Buffalo Bill (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.475224, -109.239210



  • Boating

    Boating is allowed and there is a boat launch.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is allowed, contact the park for more information.

  • Camping

    There are two developed campgrounds at Buffalo Bill State Park.

  • Fishing

    Obtain a fishing license, and contact the park for fishing limits.

  • Hiking

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

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic areas in the park.

  • Water Sports

    There are designated swimming areas.


Facilities open May 1 - September 30; limited winter access; drinking water systems, developed campgrounds, group areas, Shreve Lodge and Dam Visitor Center closed October 1 - April 30. Park grounds open all day.



6 miles west of Cody, on US Highway 14-16-20.

Phone Numbers


(307) 587-9227