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Mikesell Potts Recreation Area

Buffalo, Wyoming


Lake Desmet Road
Buffalo, Wyoming 82834
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Sites: 68
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.44885
Longitude: -106.74796

Elevation: 15309' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

I'm sure during the hot summer months, this place is rocking, but mid-September was a great time to visit and was still plenty warm for water activities. As a previous reviewer mentioned, there is a less-obvious campground area accessed by a right turn before you go through the main gate. Be sure to check the whole area before choosing a site! Our site was level, but many, especially the electric sites, appeared to not be although everyone parked in them had managed to get situated just fine. We enjoyed kayaking, biking, and walking while here, and it's a short drive into the sweet downtown of Buffalo for more activities/amenities. Powder River Apiaries is on the way into the campground with a sign out front advertising honey for sale. If you're in need, you can just go in the white door where there is a big selection of honey and a honor-system payment box. We saw lots of wildlife here including pronghorn, turkeys, deer, turtles, and monster lake trout. The winds picked up considerably during our last night, waking us with the noise. We pulled in three of our four slides to keep the overhead canvas from tearing. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Great stop-over during some real rainy weather. 50 amp power, no water, now sewer. Great views of the lake. 7 electric sites. Parking was a bit difficult as the electric sites are not level. Red gravel has been used in site for leveling, but not well done. Many non-hookup sites that are very nice. The bonus is that this is real close to the action in Buffalo which is very close bye. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Buffalo, Wyoming has great ATV riding....we loved it, wish we had more time. We will be back for this great value!

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Found this 'county' campground using Allstays app. Great find with stunning views of the lake, mountains, and Wyoming-open skies. A couple of cows greeted us as we entered the campground! :-) Plenty of space on the lake side spots (no services) for our 45' MH and towed, that we didn't have to unhook. We were able to pull thru. The sites are not level, and some have grass, others have gravel or pebble rock. Most sites have a large concrete picnic table. Not many trees for shade, but the temps were in the 70s. There are 8 back-in spaces that do have electricity for $15 and there was an opening that would have accommodated our MH. The roads coming in are decent considering this is snow country. The campground host was available for questions. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

You'll pass another RV park that has a Motel and Lounge, and campground store. Nice, helpful folks there, too!

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

First come, first serve. Only seven sites have electric, otherwise no hookups. Our site was very, very large and surrounded by shrubs and trees which afforded us much privacy. Other sites along the waterfront are completely open with no utilities. There is one pull through up front near the water. There were vault toilets. Beautiful views for miles of the Bighorn Mountains and the lake. Very popular with the locals. A destination campground. We arrived Saturday night at 7:00 pm and managed to get site #1 the only electric site vacant. We paid the iron ranger. Campground hosts very friendly. Would love to return. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Arrive with a full tank of water and empty waste tanks.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Huge sites. Great views of lake. Concrete picnic table. Firepit. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are not cleaned up after departure. Restroom is an outhouse and horrible. Eight sites have electric, majority of park is dry camping. Sites have a fire ring. Boat launch available and beautiful view of lake. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Buffalo, WY, convenient to I-90.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Best primitive campsite I have ever seen. We arrived during the week and got a site alone on top of a small hill overlooking the lake. There were other sites with electricity but closer together. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped here for one night on the way to Yellowstone. It is a county park. There are 6 or 8 back in sites that are not on the water. We just parked on a spot that was pretty level about 20 ft from the water. Beautiful view and nice and peaceful. Dry camping only. Located about 5 miles north of Buffalo and easy to get too. We parked here with a 35ft FW and did not even unhook. Loved it and highly recommend it for a one night stop over. Would stop here again. Not sure how many sites, just guessed. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

True Wyoming experience, the lake is the 'swimming pool'. Fish, boat, dive or just watch from your site. Established sites have fire pits and tables, or you may park anywhere for $6 a night, including the South end of lake. Pit toilets, no showers but very rarely crowded. We camped at Mikesell Potts Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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