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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.HistoryBuffalo 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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  • Nice to see and stop by cool and nice water power plant and Dam, Great Lake parking and gift shop. Nice trip and beautiful natural views  more »
  • Just stopping and admiring the surrounding scenery is a time well worth doing photo's etc. We enjoyed the scenery the most. so much to see this entire route.  more »
  • On the way from Yellowstone Park to Cody Wyoming, you will automatically pass on this park. It is worth to take a stop for a picnic and a few photos. Beautiful Lake with beautiful landscapes it around.
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  • This fabulous state park has become our favorite. Great atmosphere and scenery. Very clean and spacious sites. Electricity and water.
  • My feelings here after living in the south was that how people adapted to this area. Beautiful scenery and endless highways. Very friendly people from everywhere.
  • Great place to stay. Friendly staff and beautiful scenery
  • Plenty of space and a great price ! Fishing is GREAT!!
  • Very neat experience with gorgeous views. This is worth a stop

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