Visit a Wyoming State Park near Yellowstone

While in the Yellowstone region, visit any of the numerous state parks including the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir, Sinks Canyon, and Hot Springs.
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Buffalo Bill Reservoir near Cody, Wyoming

Buffalo Bill Reservoir near Cody, Wyoming

Buffalo Bill State Park, near Cody, features Shoshone Canyon and its views of Rattlesnake Mountain and Cedar Mountain. The north and south forks of the Shoshone River are divided by Sheep Mountain here. Visitors can enjoy hiking, boating, and fishing. For more information visit

Hot Springs State Park, in Thermopolis, features the world’s largest mineral hot spring—Big Spring—and has many picnic spots and a playground. For more information visit or call (877) 864-3192.

Sinks Canyon State Park, 6 miles southwest of Lander, is located in the foothills of the rugged Wind River Range. The park’s name comes from the Popo Agie River, which “sinks” into a limestone cavern and reappears down the road. Sinks Canyon is known as the “gateway to the Winds,” and offers great hiking, fishing, and rock climbing. For more information visit or call (800) 645-6233.

Boysen Reservoir State Park, in west-central Wyoming at the head of Wind River Canyon, is known for its unique geology and abundance of water sports, including fishing and boating.

Curt Gowdy State Park, between Laramie and Cheyenne, has abundant wildlife and two reservoirs for excellent fishing, plus 24 RV sites for camping. For more information visit or call (800) 426-5009.

Edness K. Wilkins State Park, east of Casper, is a mecca for birdwatchers and walkers. A pathway allows day visitors access to this “outdoor classroom” that affords views of nearly 200 species of migratory and nesting birds. For more information visit or call (800) 852-1889.


Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park in South Dakota

Custer State Park in South Dakota

Get an up-close look at 1,300 wild bison and hike dramatic granite spires at this standout state park in the Black Hills near Mount Rushmore.

Wild horse at Wild Horse Island. Photo courtesy of Montana State Parks

Montana State Parks between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park

See a Native American bison jump, ancient rock drawings, and wild horses on your road trip between two of America's most popular national parks.

Trumpeter Swan by Jeff Vanuga

Idaho's Harriman State Park & Wildlife Refuge

A 16,000-acre wildlife refuge with moose, elk, sandhill cranes and trumpeter swans. Enjoy some of the nation's best fly fishing on Henry's Fork.

Aspen in Shoshone National Forest

Explore a National Forest near Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone Park region is home to 27 scenic national forests throughout Wyoming, Idaho and Montana including the Wind River Range.

Wyoming's Fossil Butte National Monument in the vicinity of the Historic Quarry Trail. The trail leads to the site of a fossil quarry in the Green River formation.

Visit a Paleontological Site in Wyoming near Yellowstone

Wyoming’s southwestern region is known as fossil country.


Go Climbing Near Yellowstone

Climbers won’t find any shortage of challenging walls in the greater Yellowstone region.

The sunset over the Tetons and the Snake River.

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming

Located at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Rockefeller Parkway connects Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

Carissa Mine in South Pass City by m01229

Visit an old Mine near Yellowstone

Go underground to uncover Wyoming, Montana and Idaho’s gold and silver rush history with a visit to a historic mine.

Marbeled Godwit at the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Montana Wildlife Refuges

21 wildlife refuges call Montana home protecting birds, bison, elk, and moose. Benton Lake is a shorebird site. Red Rock Lakes is 45 mins from the Park.