Guide To Fishing At Buffalo Bill Lake
AKA: Buffalo Bill State Park Lake
Less than 10 minutes west of Cody, WY, Buffalo Bill Lake, aka Buffalo Bill Reservoir, is an 8,500-acre body of water in the northwest part of the state. There are many access points to over 40 miles of shoreline for fishing from the bank.
Use the concrete boat launch ramp at Buffalo Bill State Park, or a few primitive ones around the lake to launch everything from canoes and kayaks to pontoons, power boats and all manner of fishing boats. Rainbow, cutthroat, trout and lake trout are the favorites of serious trout anglers here, but walleye also thrive here and grow to bragging size. Ice fishing is popular in winter for all species.
What to fish for...
Fishing for walleye, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout and lake trout at Buffalo Bill Lake in Wyoming.
Primary fish species residing in Buffalo Bill Lake
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Buffalo Bill Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Buffalo Bill State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off US Highway 16, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
East Side Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Bartlett Lane, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
South Shore Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off S Shore Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Buffalo Bill State Park - 307 587-9227
Buffalo Bill State Park North Shore Campground - 307 587-9227
Buffalo Bill Lake WY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Buffalo Bill Lake
Buffalo Bill State Park
4192 Northfork Hwy
Cody, WY 82414
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Buffalo Bill Lake in WY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for trout and walleye in northwest WY.