We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir

Cody, WY
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Cody
Type: Waterfalls
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
Write a Review

41 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    17
    2
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Sandwich, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Far more interesting than I would have thought, worth a pop out from town or call in whilst passing if you have a spare 30 minutes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Billings, Montana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The damn and info center is really neat. The people working there were very friendly and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Billings, Montana
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This lake is formed by a dramatic, narrow dam in a steep canyon of the Shoshone river. The lake itself is a bit windy and barren, but the dam is a must see, and the drive is amazing. Once you reach the end of the lake each direction you look is a completely different landscape: badlands, grass hills and rimrocks,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pataskala, Ohio
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Drilling began in 1904 in the construction of the dam. Amazingly no steel was utilized within the construction. The cost of the dam, just under $930,000.00 and the lives of 7 men. Still utilized today to irrigate 93,000 acres. Standing at the top of the dam, one can hear the thunder of water gushing through into the reservoir below. A... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a very interesting and scenic stop on the way into Cody from the west. Fascinating when you consider how long ago it was built and just another feather in the cap of Bill Cody. What a visionary!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The reservoir is large and beautiful. I love to stop here on my way up the Wapiti Valley. Great place to take out the chairs, eat a sandwich and drink in the Wyoming landscape.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

you cant lost this ride! its wonderful too see the red mountains around the lake/reservoir. The green colour of the water makes the scene very special. Its near the city and you take a beautiful road to get there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kerrville, Texas
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This reservoir is a good place to see if you like or are interested in Dams. Even though you can't go down into the dam, there is a good history in the foyer to read. It is very clean & friendly volunteers staff it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pearl, MS
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We stopped and visited the Bill Cody Reservoir area after leaving Red Lodge MT, on the way back to the Tetons. If you would like a change of scenery from a week in Yellowstone, this is a great day trip to include with a western town visit to Cody, WY. Great opportunity for some unique photos.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Albany, Mississippi
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very informative and interesting tour of this facility. Also very beautiful scenery. On the way to Yellowstone from Cody WY.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Buffalo Bill Reservoir also viewed

 

Been to The Buffalo Bill Reservoir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing