Buffalo Bill State Park

4192 North Fork Highway
Cody, WY 82414


Buffalo Bill State Park Site Description: Buffalo Bill State Park has two campgrounds, North Fork and North Shore. We also have nine developed day use areas, 9,000 acres of water recreation and approximately 3,000 acres of park land. North Shore Bay Campground has 37 sites, an active day use area and a highly used boat ramp. North Shore generally has more visitor traffic. There is very little irrigated turf at North Shore but it does have a bubbler system for watering trees. There is no playground and is better suited for campers who are planning on boating or campers who plan on spending part of the day in town or touring the area. North Fork Campground has 62 campsites and a reservable group camp area. North Fork boasts a playground, shower facility with flush toilets, a large riparian area, abundant wildlife and a large irrigated turf area to recreate in. North Fork generally has less visitor traffic and is better suited for shore fishing and visitors who want to relax with a little more solitude.

Group picnic shelters are at Sheep Mountain and Bartlett Lane day use areas. Shreve Lodge provides a setting for group functions. Trout Creek group camping area accommodates overnight use. Call Park Headquarters to reserve.

Fishing licenses are available at Game & Fish Department offices or from local selling agents, Buffalo Bill Reservoir, excluding South Fork and Diamond Creek Dike Ponds in Park County. That portion lying west of a straight line connecting the mouths of Rattlesnake Creek and Sheep Creek (commonly known as Spring Creek) up the drainage to Gibbs Bridge is closed to fishing from April 1 through July 14.The creel limit on trout (excluding lake trout) shall be three (3) per day or in possession. No more than two (2) shall be cutthroat trout; and, no more than one (1) trout (excluding lake trout) shall exceed eighteen (18) inches. The creel limit on lake trout shall be six (6) per day or in possession. No more than one (1) lake trout shall exceed twenty four (24) inches. North Fork of the Shoshone River drainage from Newton Creek downstream to Gibbs Bridge (including Newton Creek) in Park County. Closed to fishing from April 1 through June 30. North Fork of the Shoshone River Drainage upstream of Gibbs Bridge in Park County. The creel limit on trout shall be three (3) per day, or in possession. No more than two (2) shall be cutthroat trout; and, no more than one (1) trout shall exceed eighteen (18) inches.

Mountains dominate the scenery at Buffalo Bill State Park. Shoshone Canyon, where the dam is located, is framed by Rattlesnake Mountain to the north and Cedar Mountain (also known as Spirit Mountain) to the south. Farther west, along the north shoreline, lies Logan Mountain. The north and south forks of the Shoshone River are divided by Sheep Mountain, while prominent on the southern skyline is Carter Mountain. All are part of the Rocky Mountain Absaroka (Ab-Sor’-ka) Range. Elevations vary from approximately 5,400 feet in the state park to more than 12,000 feet in the Absarokas.

Activities & Amenities:


Boating available at Buffalo Bill State Park.

Campsites For RVs

Two campgrounds available

North Shore Campground has 37 RV and tent sites. North Fork Campground has 60 RV and tent sites

Campsites For Tents

North Shore Campground and North Fork Campground have tent sites

North Shore has 5 dedicated tents sites, and North Fork has 6 dedicated sites. Tenters are allowed to camp in any campsite there is on the park, even the electrical sites if they wish.


Great fishing here year-round

More information:

Lake trout, rainbow trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, walleye, perch, ******* and carp in the reservoir

Group Picnic Shelters

Trout Creek Shelter, Sheep Mountain Shelter, Bartlett Lane Shelter. There are also several day use shelters at Bartlett Lane, Marquette, North Shore and Eagle Point.


Elk, deer, birds, antelope, coyote and more hunting on the park, must be 400 yards from designated facilities.

More information:

Must be 400 yards from park facilities and campgrounds before discharging of a firearm to hunt.

Off Road Vehicles

Yes they are allowed, read below for more information.

More information:

ORVs must have an ORV sticker or vehicle license plate in order to operate on park public roadways. Below the high water line, no off-road travel allowed.

Picnic Areas

Eagle Point, Marquette, Bartlett Lane, Sheep Mountain, South Shore are all day use areas around the park


North Fork Campgound and Sheep Mountain Area

Wildlife Viewing

The entire park has wildlife to view year-round

More information:

elk, deer, antelope, coyote, bear, moose, sheep, birds and waterfowl, praire dogs

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