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North Fork Campground

Buffalo Bill State Park

Big Horn Basin, Wyoming

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  • North Fork Campground.- North Fork Campground
  • North Fork Campground is located in a beautiful setting.- North Fork Campground
  • North Fork Campground.- North Fork Campground
  • The Shoshone River runs right by the campground.- North Fork Campground
  • Tent sites at North Fork Campground have wind shelters.- North Fork Campground
  • Lots of open space at North Fork Campground.- North Fork Campground
  • Most of the sites are pull-through along the roads.- North Fork Campground
  • Typical campsite at North Fork Campground.- North Fork Campground
  • North Fork has a playground set in a huge grassy area.- North Fork Campground
  • Distant view of Buffalo Bill Reservoir.- North Fork Campground
  • North Fork Campground road.- North Fork Campground
  • A few of the sites on the lower loop are right on the river.- North Fork Campground
  • North Fork Campground is equally great for RVs or tent campers.- North Fork Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Spacious sites. Nice views from all sites. Large grassy areas. Lake nearby.
Cons: 
Pretty far to use as a Yellowstone base camp.
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Region:
Big Horn Basin, WY
Managed by: 
Wyoming State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Buffalo Bill State Park, while primarily a motorized water recreation destination, has a spectacular campground at the point where the North Fork of the Shoshone River enters the reservoir. This campground is popular with locals and can make a great (but distant) base camp for visiting Yellowstone National Park or the nearby old west town of Cody.

The campground is arranged on two loops, one small loop along the river and one larger loop up on a plateau above the river. The larger loop has some sites that can be reserved, which have electric and water hookups. The same loop has several additional first-come, first-served sites that have either electric and water, electric only or no hook ups. The small loop has no hookups at the sites.

This campground has very nice views of the surrounding mountains and hills, with a distant view of the lake. The sites are arranged around a huge grassy area with a playground, and there is a tremendous feeling of spaciousness and privacy from all the sites. A few of the lower loop sites have river access and views nearby.

It is a 20-minute drive to Cody, which boasts a highly-recommended museum complex, nightly rodeos in the summer and frequent special events.

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