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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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  • Great spot. We stayed as an overnight to Yellowstone. It’s still 2.5 hours to get to good parts of Yellowstone. Yellowstone is HUGE! But, this park is nice. Only has a few tent sites and they must be....  more »
  • We stayed in North Fork Campground, space 53. Nice, quiet park. If you think it’s a great home base for Yellowstone, you’re wrong. We were there during the summer of COVID-19 and the RV park inside.....  more »
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  • Speaking as someone who has chosen to work here for my third summer, commuting 90 miles each workday, to do so: " I love this place!" The staff is awesome, very helpful, and goes beyond duty to help boaters, fishermen , swimmers, campers and general visitors have an excellent adventure. I enjoy the geology, cloudscapes and wildlife of the area. Second only to the interesting folks who actually turn off the highway to spend some time here.
  • Beautiful place...water was clear and calm...good fishing too.

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