Buffalo Bill Reservoir Facilities
(Including Deaver, Newton and Ralston Reservoirs)

primitive campsites public facilities hiking/nature trails license required

Buffalo Bill State Park, 47 Lakeside Rd., Cody, WY 82414; (307) 587-9227. Located 8 miles west of Cody, on U.S. 14-16-20 (Yellowstone Highway). Fishing open year-round. Wyoming State fishing license required. Fish species (coldwater) include rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout (mackinaw), and cutthroat trout. Good access via shoreline roads and 3 boat ramps. Water surface covers approximately 8,000 acres. Additional blue-ribbon quality fishing available on Shoshone River above and below reservoir. Available services include developed accessible campsites and RV sites with dump stations, drinking water, tables, accessible restrooms, wind screens, and primitive campsites. Other activities include watchable wildlife, big game, and waterfowl hunting in season with Wyoming State license. Hiking and horseback riding. Popular windsurfing area.

  Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Shoshone
 
Cooperator
(managing entity)
Department of Commerce,
State Parks & Historic Sites
 
  2301 Central Ave Barrett Bldg  
  Cheyenne WY 82002  
     
Land Area (acres) Total 3140
  Developed Public Use 120
  Undeveloped 3018
Water Surface (acres) Total 8150
  Available for Recreation 8150
Shoreline (miles) Total 42
  Available for Recreation 42
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities yes
  Parking no
  Other yes
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 1
  Campsites 71
  Tent Only Campsites 6
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 12
Picnic Tables 1
  Picnic Shelters 0
  Swimming Beaches 0
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 5
  Boat Launch Lanes 7
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 0
Potable Water Campgrounds 6
  Picnic Areas 1
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 4
  Picnic Areas 1
  Other Locations 2
Sanitary Stations Trailer/RV 0
  Boat 0

Deaver Reservoir Facilities

primitive campsites public facilities Boatramp available license required

Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 2820 State 120, Cody, WY 82414; (307) 527-7125. Located off Wyoming State 114, 3 miles northwest of Deaver. Popular local warm and cold-water fishery includes trout, walleye, and catfish. Fishery open year-round with Wyoming State fishing license. Approximately 800 surface acres. Boating with motors less than 10 horsepower. Available services include restroom, picnic tables, primitive boat ramp, primitive camping. No drinking water. Other activities include watchable wildlife and waterfowl hunting in season with Wyoming State license.

Deaver
Shoshone
Cooperator (managing entity) Bureau of Reclamation  
  P O Box 2806  
  Cody WY 82414  
     
Land Area (acres) Total 128
  Developed Public Use 1
  Undeveloped 127
Water Surface (acres) Total 80
  Available for Recreation 80
Shoreline (miles) Total 2
  Available for Recreation 2
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds no
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 0
  Campsites 0
  Tent Only Campsites 0
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 1
  Picnic Tables 6
  Picnic Shelters 0
  Swimming Beaches 0
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 0
  Boat Launch Lanes 0
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 0
Potable Water Campgrounds 0
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 0
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 1
Sanitary Stations Trailer/RV 0
  Boat 0

Newton Lakes Facilities

picnic facilities public facilities Boatramp available swimming license required watchable wildlife

Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 2820 State 120, Cody, WY 82414; (307) 527-7125. Located 5 miles northwest of Cody, off Wyoming 120. East Newton Lake is a trophy trout fishery. Open year-round. Wyoming State fishing license required (special regulations apply). Approximately 80 surface acres. Boating with motors less than 10 horsepower. Area popular for float-tubing. Shoreline fishing easily accessible. Available services include picnic tables, accessible restrooms, primitive boat ramp. No drinking water. No overnight camping. Other activities include swimming and watchable wildlife.

Newton Lakes
Shoshone
Cooperator (managing entity) Wyoming Game & Fish Department  
  5400 Bishop Blvd  
  Cheyenne WY 82002  
     
Land Area (acres) Total 554
  Developed Public Use 4
  Undeveloped 550
Water Surface (acres) Total 60
  Available for Recreation 60
Shoreline (miles) Total 2
  Available for Recreation 2
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds no
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 0
  Campsites 0
  Tent Only Campsites 0
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 1
  Picnic Tables 10
  Picnic Shelters 0
  Swimming Beaches 1
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 2
  Boat Launch Lanes 0
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 0
Potable Water Campgrounds 0
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 1
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Sanitary Stations Trailer/RV 0
  Boat 0

Ralston Reservoir Facilities

license required watchable wildlife

Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 2820 State 120, Cody, WY 82414; (307) 527-7125. Located off U.S. 14A, 15 miles east of Cody. No fishing. Excellent wildlife viewing area, especially wetland and waterfowl species (ducks, pelicans, and sandhill cranes). Available services include accessible bridge and walkway to viewing area. No restroom. No overnight camping. No drinking water. Waterfowl hunting in season with State license.

Ralston Reservoir
Shoshone
Cooperator (managing entity) Bureau of Reclamation
  P O Box 2806  
  Cody WY 82414  
     
Land Area (acres) Total 300
  Developed Public Use 0
  Undeveloped 300
Water Surface (acres) Total 100
  Available for Recreation 100
Shoreline (miles) Total 3
  Available for Recreation 3
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds no
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 0
  Campsites 0
  Tent Only Campsites 0
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 0
  Picnic Tables 0
  Picnic Shelters 0
  Swimming Beaches 0
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 0
  Boat Launch Lanes 0
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 0
Potable Water Campgrounds 0
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 0
  Picnic Areas 0
  Other Locations 0
Sanitary Stations Trailer/RV 0
  Boat 0

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