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The Buffalo Bill Reservoir

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Beautiful vista

I drove up from Cody without really knowing what was there. Definitely worth the short drive, but... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Ed B
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Eagle Mountain, Utah
via mobile
Nice lake to visit

Stopped her on way to Yellowstone to take photos. Beautiful lake with picnic areas and camping all... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Geekette92064
,
Poway, California
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“man made lake” (2 reviews)
“dam wall” (2 reviews)
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Cody, WY
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I drove up from Cody without really knowing what was there. Definitely worth the short drive, but it was really cold. Strong winds made me only step out of the car for a few seconds.

Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped her on way to Yellowstone to take photos. Beautiful lake with picnic areas and camping all close to the water. Visitor center was closed but will go back to check it out during their open season. Facilities in picnic area were open and very...More

Thank Geekette92064
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This lake behind the dam is fairly large and good for boating in the summer months, fishing and skiing plenty of campgrounds around the lake for those that just want to get away and relax.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a long lake that traces the river for miles. The are State camping grounds along the lake and several pull off locations along the route.

Thank Asiantraveler53
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This was a quick stop on our drive from Yellowstone to Cody. Friendly staff. Clean toilets. A passport stop for those collecting cancellations in NPS passport. Absolutely beautiful spot to look at mountain and water.

Thank scampi745
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

The view of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir was just beautiful driving in towards Cody from East park entrance. We stopped to enjoy the view and noticed several folks out on the water. We didn't have time for more than to just take in the view.

Thank Jackie N
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This reservoir, or lake, was created by the Buffalo Bill Dam of the North Fork of the Shoshone River, east of Cody, WY. It's water is primarily for irrigation, according to what we read, but its clearly recreational as well, given the RVs, boats and...More

1  Thank t515cc
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stopped by on our to Cody, Very interesting little Dam, worth a stop to have look you can walk along the Dam wall which Hubby enjoyed

Thank 328fiona
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Enjoyed our visit to the Buffalo Bill Reservoir - was interesting to watch the film on how they built the dam and walk on the bridge over the dam. No fee to view. Nice museum.

Thank Darlene J
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Free, well worth a visit, fascinating HEP dam, still working, great little display and info centre. Composting toilets!

Thank Calamity J
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