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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area

 

Park Snapshot

Summary

Part of Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, this state recreation area offers camping pads with electricity, primitive sites and a group picnic shelter.

Attractions

Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area is located next door to the Historical Park, which makes it easy to tour the ranch house and barn that Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody built for his home in North Platte during the heyday of his famous Wild West Show. Cody owned some 4,000 acres here, which were appropriately named Scout's Rest Ranch. The park encompasses 25 acres of the original ranch, including the house and barn.

Overnight Accommodations

Camping Facilities:
23 camping pads with electrical hookups*
6 non-pad sites without electricity
*50-amp. non-reservable campsites

This recreation area offers beautiful camping along the Platte River. There are 50-amp electrical campsites and primitive sites for the tent campers. Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area is a convenient stop off of I-80 at the North Platte Interchange. The recreation area offers fishing, picnic tables, fire rings, and hiking trails.


Facility Details


Camping: Yes

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: Yes
Dump Station: No
Showers: No
Laundry: No

Lodging: No

Cabins: 0
Rooms: 0
Dorms: 0
Food Service: No

Trails: Yes

Hiking: 5 miles
Mtn. Bike: 0 miles
Horse: 0 miles
Trail Rides: No
Allow Horses: No

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 30
Grills: 40
Shelters: 1
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: No

Types: None
Ramps: 0
Docks: 0
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: Yes

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: No

Pools: 0
Beaches: 0

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: Yes

Buffalo Bill's Scouts Rest Ranch Museum
Office Hours
March 24-Memorial Day; Mon - Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Memorial Day-Labor Day; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every Day
Labor Day-October 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Office on Site: Yes

Buffalo Bill's Scouts Rest Ranch Museum
Office Hours
March 24-Memorial Day; Mon - Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Memorial Day-Labor Day; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every Day
Labor Day-October 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

An admission fee of $2 per adult and $1 for chiuldren under 13 (under 3 is free).

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