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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd


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


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.


J Sherman

Thursday, June 7, 2018
For a one night camping stop it was okay. The grass was overgrown, weeds were tall, online map is completely wrong for 50 amps. I don't know why people like this tiny campground. Went to take the dogs out for a walk and the local Leo's were outside running all the plates. Well, if you have nothing better to do. As we go to leave the next morning a horse trailer was blocking the drive. Even after honking the group of people didn't move it. Seriously? North Platte is just awful.

David & Sonia London

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Enjoyed our time camped at this beautiful state park. Has a small beach. Petting zoo is adjacent to the park. They have 30 and 50 amp, water spigots not very convenient and no dump station. Our site #2 was great. It was leveled, gravel driveway, spacious, fire pit, grill and table. No shade. Evenings were delightful. OTA was good, Verizon and Sprint worked well. Great history and museums. Shopping and restaurants nearby.

Thomas Polich

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
This is a great example of housing and the life and times of the old west and Buffalo Bill Cody. Lots of well displayed artifacts, furniture, photographs and film. A very engaging and polite employees. Courtney, the house director was full of enthusiasm and great information. Recommend it to everyone coming through North Platte Nebraska!

George FelixFlightServices

Thursday, July 26, 2018
This is one of the nicest done historical sites I’ve recently visited! You definitely will learn some and enjoy actual Cody items.

Vickie Center

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Beautiful park setting. Loved the history.

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