Buffalo Bill State Park Wants Community Comments on Future

Buffalo Bill State Park Encourages the Community to Join the Discussion of the Future

Written by on November 10, 2022

With an abundance of natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation, the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and State Parks wants the community to give opinions to determine a path for the future.

In partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Wyoming State Parks is embarking on a resource management planning process for Buffalo Bill Reservoir and State Park near Cody, Wyoming. Ayres Associates has been selected to facilitate the planning process.

Wyoming State Parks and Reclamation are interested in receiving input from the public on what they enjoy about the Park and improvements or changes they would like to see. Over the next year, the team will collect information, feedback, and ideas about ways to enhance the visitor experience at the Park and preserve its resources for future generations.

Courtesy Wyoming State Parks

The final Resource Management Plan will provide the foundation for decision-making to accommodate recreation and visitor amenities in balance with the preservation of recreation settings and natural and cultural resources.

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir and State Park Resource Management Plan will guide the area’s development and priorities for the next 20 years. The public is invited to complete an initial survey about the park and planning process.

The Park currently has three boat ramps, nine developed day-use areas, two group shelters, eleven picnic shelters, and one hundred campsites in two campgrounds which can be reserved through the State Parks Reservation System. Shreve Lodge, which hosts up to 200 and has a large kitchen, is also available to rent for day use.

While the Park offers fishing, camping, picnicking, and various water sports, the infrastructure for these activities ranges from remote and primitive to moderately developed.

More information and to stay up to date with events and amenities at Buffalo Bill State Park is available on the Wyoming State Parks website. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Deputy Director Nick Neylon at 307-431-4866.

The first public meeting for the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and State Park Resource Management Plan will be held on Nov. 14, 2022, in the Grizzly Room at the Park County Library in Cody, Wyoming, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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