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Nobody on the beach this weekday...

Sunny late summer day returning from the eclipse in Caspar, we FINALLY stopped at Lake DeSmet for a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Liz H
Billings, Montana
Great lake for outings

I take my sons fishing here every year, and though we shoreline fish, boat fishing would be better... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Adam O
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Interstate 90, Buffalo, WY
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Sunny late summer day returning from the eclipse in Caspar, we FINALLY stopped at Lake DeSmet for a dip and picnic lunch. I like to swim and the bouy's are well spread to keep boating out. Water lovely in August. Though the Lake was plenty...More

2  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I take my sons fishing here every year, and though we shoreline fish, boat fishing would be better. There isn't a ton of shoreline where you can fish and not be entangled by rocks in the water or small cliffs. Camping here in July is...More

2  Thank Adam O
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great from sun up to sun down.. From the interstate the see the first view and that only gets Better as you close in the the nice camping areas, walking paths, boat ramps, fishing, picnic areas, scuba diving, winter ice fishing and much more. Oh...More

3  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a nice lake. Not the most beautiful but decent size and possibility to camp there. I have been several times and we always enjoyed.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't call this a hidden jewel, but it is a nice and relatively quiet spot to camp. There are plenty of pull through and back in spots available. It is a fairly busy spot on the weekend. There is an RV Park just up...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Took my vintage camper and my two teen daughters for an October weekend camping at Lake Desmet. Beautiful Wyoming lake with many camping options. There are 8 RV spots with electricity, and many more with no hook-ups. No water or sewage hookups. We chose one...More

1  Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Our son had a soccer tournament in Big Horn between Buffalo and Sheridan and every hotel was booked and cost $150+, plus the KOA was expensive and full. My wife found this location and was able to get a spot for $15 (with 30amps). Keep...More

1  Thank Shaun N Megan P
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We enjoyed our kayaking around Lake DeSmet. We found it by accident, right along the highway. There was easy access to the lake and very few boats. A nice break during a road trip.

3  Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Lake DeSmet has long been a favorite spot for us to boat, fish and camp. They've recently upgraded and leveled more primative camp ($10) spots, and some sites now have electric ($15). Skiing, swimming, and boating (sailboats-power boats) is popular, but bank (trout) fishing can...More

3  Thank bd W
Reviewed 15 June 2014

What a lovely setting for the sunset! It is most unusual to have such a large lake in the glacial hills of Wyoming. Very peaceful and scenic in early summer--only saw one other small group when we were there.

3  Thank victoria s
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Pat N
29 June 2016|
Response from misty_bee_Wyo | Reviewed this property |
Take exit 51 off of I-90 -it's 8 miles north of Buffalo, WY. Exit 51 is marked Lake Desmet -you can't miss it :)