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

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cody, WY
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Have no reservations!

This is a large body of water you pass on your way from Cody to Yellowstone. It is scenic and has places to potty which may be the most important part of it. Its is like most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Michael T
,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a large body of water you pass on your way from Cody to Yellowstone. It is scenic and has places to potty which may be the most important part of it. Its is like most recreational reservoirs and does its job of holding a very large amount of water very well.

Helpful?
Thank Michael T
Edgerton, Minnesota
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great dam to explore. Very hospitable & knowledgable people who volunteer to explain the dam to the tourists.

Helpful?
Thank GloriaF43030
Billings, Montana
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Trolley Tour recommended this, so we came back. Worth it. It was so windy, and I am afraid of heights, but I still recommend this. The Visitor Center is great; the ladies there were very accommodating. There's a golf cart that takes you back and forth from the parking area to the Visitor Center. Even though I am old(ish),... More 

Helpful?
Thank jdeines
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a must see if you are near Cody or going through the Yellowstone East entrance, because it's right in the middle of them. Since there was some construction going on, they provided free shuttle (i.e., golf carts) between parking and visitor center, with very warm and friendly drivers. I didn't realize how high the dam was until we... More 

Helpful?
Thank djc2k
Australia
Level Contributor
149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a very interesting place. The video at the Visitors Centre on how the dam wall was made is exceptional. Such a difficult feat. It was pretty hot when we visited and we noticed the local youth use the reservoir to cool off by jumping off the rocks to the cool waters below. We also did the 4 mile... More 

Helpful?
Thank AustraliaBoo
Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
189 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The size of the reservoir and how it changed the area is of note. Just make sure you also go over to the interpretive centre for the nearby dam.

Helpful?
Thank AB_Travellor
East Earl, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
414 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir is quite impressive and should be seen when traveling the road to the dam.

Helpful?
Thank Bluebirdsinging
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
343 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The reservoir parking lot as a couple of items used with the dam on display and and informational display. You can view these while waiting for the Visitor Center golf card "shuttle" operated by volunteers for tips. Great opportunity to get out and stretch your legs! Enjoy?

Helpful?
Thank TrishA4
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
174 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A reservoir is a reservoir. I don't see this as a main attraction unless you are very interested in reservoirs. We passed it several times, but did not stop at the visitor center. I'm not sure if I missed anything or not!

Helpful?
Thank swoodruf
Viborg Usa
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

WOW! I had done a little research before our trip to Yellowstone but had no idea how amazing this reservoir was. It goes on for miles!

Helpful?
Thank JulieViborgUSA

Been to The Buffalo Bill Reservoir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Buffalo Bill Reservoir staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?