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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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  • At the west end of the lake there is a large RV campground, and on the N side of the lake several boat launching sites, picnic areas, RV campsites, and even tent campsites. Very well maintained; N... 
    At the west end of the lake there is a large RV campground, and on the N side of the lake several boat launching sites, picnic areas, RV campsites, and even tent campsites. Very well maintained; N...  more »
  • This was out second stay here. All sites are in a circle and pull in surrounded by beautiful mountains. This park has the best sunrise and sunset views ever! Spaces are very generous in size, and....  more
    This was out second stay here. All sites are in a circle and pull in surrounded by beautiful mountains. This park has the best sunrise and sunset views ever! Spaces are very generous in size, and....  more »
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  • Picture perfect, quiet family park with unbelievable views. Beautiful campsites right on the lake (or river). Campsites & grounds are extremely well maintained have ample space between each site and they’re all paved & level with shade trees perfect for hammocks!! North Fork Campground had lots of open fields, playground, firewood available and donation based & area is well patrolled by State Park employees.
  • Love ❤️ this State Park! The views are amazing, the lake is beautiful and the Rangers & Volunteers are all very helpful & there when you need them. Swimming, boating, fishing can all be done here. Full hook-ups to primitive campsites, did I also mention the views, WOW!

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