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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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  • September 28, 2017
    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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  • September 24, 2017
    Just drove through the park a few times from Cody, WY to Yellowstone and just loved the mountains and rock formations found throughout the park, as well as the views at the dam.  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    If you're looking for a great photo op you are at the right place.. The water is so pretty and the montains behind are breathtaking views.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    This fabulous state park has become our favorite. Great atmosphere and scenery. Very clean and spacious sites. Electricity and water.
  • August 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    Great place to stay. Friendly staff and beautiful scenery
  • June 27, 2017
    Very neat experience with gorgeous views. This is worth a stop
  • June 24, 2016
    What an unexpected stop. Totally worth the detour before the tunnel. Watch the video, learn how the dam was made. Walk the dam. Good break on long drives.

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Cody may be a cowboy town, but its accommodations include everything from plush hotels to modern bed and breakfasts. For an ultimate "Wild West" experience, try to arrange a stay at a rustic mountain cabin or a working ranch just outside the city. If you wish to avoid the crowds or simply need more of your own space, reserve one of the city's Victorian rental homes. Cody's value motels allow you to stay more economically; they make up in mountain views what they lack in amenities.
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