Buffalo Bill State Park & Big Horns (Wyoming)
A quick report on a loop I completed two weeks ago. I live in WIlson, WY and had not been over to the Big Horns in a long, long time. Packed up my 20' Flying Cloud Friday afternoon and made Thermopolis in 4 hours. Was thinking about spending the night at the Boysen Reservoir (Park) grounds (which looked great) but motored onto to town and stayed at the Eagle RV park. Great spot in town, quiet, shaded trees, clean bathrooms and great attendants. Next day I took Rt 16 over the Big Horns to Buffalo. I read a couple of posts about the road being somewhat precarious, not so with my '07 Jeep GC diesel. No problems on the hills and the downside was not that intimidating either. There are some terrific looking campsites off the highway high in the Park. Buffalo is an intriguing little town that deserves a lunch stop. Motored on up to Sheridan and turned off on Route 14 to head over to Cody. Another spectacular mountain pass quite different than Rt 16. I would say that this road took a little more driving skill than the previous pass. Beautiful views East over Sheridan and Dayton on the climb heading west. Once you have summited the drive becomes more pronounced and the views are exceptional. Motored through Cody and due to the fact many of the Park grounds were yet to be opened I chose to stay at Buffalo Bill State Park outside of Cody on the way to Yellowstone.
Here is a shout out to the State of Wyoming. BBSP is a great campground on the BB Reservoir. Clean sites with new benches and firepits. The bathrooms were literally spotless. My only observation is that there is little to shade but the views are welcoming and relaxing. While it is close to the main road there was very little traffic noise, in fact I did not hear anything. 15 mins out of Cody make it a great stop out of town but close enough to use town. You are 35-40 mins from Yellowstone East East gate.
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Wilson, WY 83014