We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Cody day trip

This lake behind the dam is fairly large and good for boating in the summer months, fishing and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim C
,
Billings
Looong man made lake

This is a long lake that traces the river for miles. The are State camping grounds along the lake... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Asiantraveler53
,
Chelsea, Michigan
Read all 113 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“visitor center” (10 reviews)
“man made lake” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Cody, WY
Write a ReviewReviews (113)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stopped to see the gates open below the dam and were amazed at the mist across the canyon. Very good history of the area was available. Must stop if you go to Cody.

Thank zoitster
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I am not sure that there are very many other words to describe this. Peaceful, beautiful. ...you have to take the time to see it!

Thank Kathy W
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Cody Cattle Company
580 reviews
6.61 km away
Our Place
346 reviews
6.71 km away
Cassie's Supper Club
532 reviews
7.37 km away
Arby's
24 reviews
7.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Buffalo Bill Dam
737 reviews
.00 km away
Old Trail Town
813 reviews
6.47 km away
Cody Nightly Rodeo
264 reviews
5.96 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Buffalo Bill Reservoir staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit