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Buffalo Bill State Park, Cody

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Buffalo Bill State Park is a public recreation area surrounding the reservoir formed by the Buffalo Bill Dam, an impoundment of the Shoshone River, in Park County, Wyoming. The state park, reservoir and dam were named after William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who founded the nearby town of Cody and who owned much of the land now occupied by the reservoir and park. The park offers camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and picnicking and is managed by Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.
Buffalo Bill Cody was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, mostly known for the shows he organized with cowboy themes. He once owned some of the land that is now part of the state park bearing his name. He sold his property to the United States government prior to the construction of Buffalo Bill Dam. Cody settled in the Shoshone Canyon area in the 1870s. He first came to the region as a guide for a survey expedition. Cody spent parts the next twenty years in the area serving as a hunting guide. Buffalo Bill worked to bring irrigation and agriculture development in Park County. He founded the nearby city of Cody in 1896.
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  • These large pull through sites are clean,well kept and the view is spectacular! After a long driving day (from Mt Rushmore) this was such a great place to kick back and relax. Highly recommend this ca...  more »
  • Leaving the Yellowstone National Park and heading east towards the city of Cody, WY we come across the beautiful Buffalo Bill State Park, with incredible rock formations and a dam that can be visited.
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  • You have the lake for fishing. Its pretty barren, did see herds of antelope and a few deer.
  • Awesome park. Ingrid at the fee booth is great. She is knowledgable about the park and area. Views are postcard like.

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