A stopover point on your journey across Wyoming towards Yellow Stone National Park, this ‘state park’ is very much in its infancy and lacking many of the more exciting features you might find elsewhere.
Buffalo Bill state park is very much in re-development with many of its older facilities now under the dams waterline thanks to the hydro-project expansion. There are a few promised future attractions still being built to turn it into a worthy stop, such as more campgrounds and walking trails. However, at the moment it really is only a campground, lake for swimming, and a rest stop for those heading to the nearby Buffalo Bill dam. The dam itself is worth having a peek at, but I would not plan more than an hour or two here.
There is only one trail here so far called Eagle Point Trail. It heads up the steep slope behind the highway to the top of sheep mountain, giving you an excellent birdseye view over the dam.
If you are looking to stay the night, there are two campgrounds located near the car park, North Folk and North Shore. The star gazing is reportedly very good here with very few city lights and I’m sure that you would essentially have it all to yourself.