The majestic peaks of the Absaroka Mountains dominate the scenery at Buffalo Bill State Park. Elevations vary from 5400 ft. in the state park to over 10,000 ft. in the Absarokas. Gateway to Yellowstone National Park, located just forty miles west.
Six miles west of Cody is Buffalo Bill State Park and the new Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center. Surrounded by fantastic, mountainous scenery, the park offers camping, picnicking, excellent trout fishing and is Wyoming’s premier wind surfing reservoir. The quarter-mile Trout Creek Nature Trail is located near the group camping area in the North Fork Campground. The handicapped-accessible Eagle Point Trail is located in the Eagle Point Day Use Area. The visitor center features interpretive exhibits, audio/visual presentations, touch-screen computers and a staff to help visitors enjoy the recreational opportunities, scenic wonders, and the park’s prehistoric and historic features.
Fish species include rainbow, brown lake and cutthroat trout.
NORTH SHORE BAY CAMPGROUND: 37 sites: 29 pull-through sites, 3 back-in, and 5 designated tent only; 7 of the sites are reservable, the remainder are available on a first come-first served basis. Located approximately 9 miles west of Cody on US Highway 14-16-20 (North Fork Highway).
NORTH FORK CAMPGROUND: 62 sites: 56 pull through sites and 6 designated tent-only sites; 14 of the sites are reservable, the remainder are available on a first come-first served basis. Located approx. 14 miles west of Cody on US Highway 14-16-20 (North Fork Highway).
All campsites have tables and grills and are convenient to water hydrants and restrooms. There are no utility hookups or showers at either campground. Except those designated tent-only campsites will accommodate trailers, tents or RVs. Roads and parking areas are paved.
TROUT CREEK GROUP CAMPING AREA is located within North Fork Campground. This area provides a large shelter with tables and grill, an area for tents, and enough parking space for a group of trailers, RV's, etc. The group camping area is available on a reserved use basis only. The shelter use fee of $50.00 per day plus the $50.00 damage deposit is required in addition to the park daily use and camping fees.
SHEEP MOUNTAIN DAY USE AREA provides a large shelter with tables and a grill, a playground area and enough parking for large groups. The group area is available to reserve. The shelter use fee of $50.00 per day plus the $50.00 damage deposit is required in addition to the park daily use fees.
EAGLE POINT TRAIL is located within Eagle Point Day Use Area and is handicapped accessible. This trail is the first phase of a planned trail system along the north shoreline.