Doug & Barbara Peterson

Doug & Barbara Peterson
Barbara & I at a scenic overlook on the skyline drive in the Rocky Mountain National Park, 8-13-2016

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer Trip 2019, Buffalo Bill State Park

Buffalo Bill State Park, North Fork Campground



Buffalo Bill State Park is not far from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park near Cody, Wyoming. North Fork campground has electric, restrooms & showers.  It is located at the end of the reservoir on the banks of the North Fork of the Shoshone River. The reservoir was created by the Buffalo Bill Dam, a tall historic structure that was built in between 1905 & 1910. The dam is amazing feat of engineering that visitors can explore the history of at the visitors center at the top of the structure. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and was named a National Civil Engineering landmark in 1973.

Our campsite at Buffalo Bill State Park

Our camper from a distant point of view showing the tall canyon walls in the park

The Buffalo Bill dam reservoir 

Kayaker out on the waters of the reservoir

During our two night stay at Buffalo Bill State park we drove into Cody, Wyoming to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West If you are in this area if is a must visit where can you spend literally hours visiting the various museums in this amazing place. This includes the Draper National History museum with it's collection of animal exhibits of all kinds, the Plains Indian museum, the Buffalo Bill museum and the Whitney Western Art museum. The displays and content provide for a great educational experience of the old west that is unparalleled in scope.

The Buffalo Bill Museum of the West

The Draper Natural History Museum


Bull Moose

Male bull Elk

Pronghorn Antelope 

Golden Eagle gallery

The Plains Indian Museum






Indian themed sculpture in the gardens



Buffalo Bill museum


Photo of Buffalo Bill with his sister

US mail stagecoach 

Buffalo Bill's saddle

Poster of the Buffalo Bill Wild West show for the queen in London


This area of western Wyoming is full of history and beautiful scenery. It is great place to stop on your way or way back from Yellowstone.









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