A fire ban imposed by Park County will be observed at Buffalo Bill State Park. The ban goes into effect at noon today, and will be in effect until further notice.
The fire ban restricts all open fires in Buffalo Bill State Park, including those in state approved fire rings.
Enclosed charcoal and propane grills with a lid are acceptable.
Possession of fireworks is prohibited in all Wyoming State Parks on a permanent basis.
For more information about the fire ban at Buffalo Bill State Park, please call 307-587-9227.
Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Information provided earlier this week by the Wyoming Division of State Parks Historic Sites and Trails erroneously stated that camp fires in state approved fire rings were not allowed at Buffalo Bill State Park.
Fire restrictions imposed by the Park County Commission does not ban the use of fire rings.
The Wyoming Division of State Parks and Cultural Resources apologizes for an inconvenience caused by the misunderstanding.
For more information about the fire ban at Buffalo Bill State Park, please call 307-587-9227.There are two developed campgrounds at Buffalo Bill State Park:
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). GPS - The intersection of US 14-16-20 with the North Shore area of BBSP, where North Shore Campground, the main boat ramp and Park HQ are all located, is at 44 degrees 30' 14.20" N / 109 degrees 14' 40.41" W at an elevation of 5512'.
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). GPS - The intersection of US 14-16-20 with the North Fork area of BBSP, where North Fork Campground and Trout Creek Group Camping Area, plus Sheep Mountain Day Use Area are all located, is at 44 degrees 29' 14.97" N / 109 degrees 19' 52.43" W at an elevation of 5472'.
All campsites have tables and grills and are convenient to water hydrants and restrooms. There are now utility sites at both campgrounds with shower facilities at North Fork 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.The lodge is a day use group facility, open from mid-May to mid-September each year, on a reservation basis. The cost is $150 per day plus a $150 refundable damage deposit.
A spacious great room with fireplace, a small kitchen, and ADA compliant restrooms combine to accommodate a maximum of 150 visitors in the western-style log building just 10 miles west of Cody.
Reservation requests for 2015 will be taken beginning on October 1. Please submit your requests in writing to:
Buffalo Bill State Park
47 Lakeside Road
Cody WY 82414