Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area

County Park

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Lake Desmet Road
Buffalo, WY 82834
307-684-2262
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GPS: 44.4486, -106.7481

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 100
Elevation: 4661 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

8 people have reviewed this location.

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4bars
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AT&T 4G/LTE
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Chasing Dirt
Sioux Falls, SD
38 Newmar Dutch Star
2014 Honda CRV
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 20

Chasing Dirt would stay here again

“Great place for off-season fun!”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

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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... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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NoelJoy
Camano Island, WA
28 Airstream International 28RB
2006 Chevrolet Silverado
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 8

NoelJoy would stay here again

“Lovely Wyoming Lakeside Camping”

Reviewed Aug 21, 2018

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This was a great little campground with sites right on the edge of the lake. It was windy during our visit, so we chose one of the sites off the lake with some protection from the wind. There are 8 sites with electric, but no 50amp electric sites on the lake. The electric sites were $15 and the non electric sites were $10. The site... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 25

stevgol would stay here again

“Beautiful and quiet ”

Reviewed Aug 14, 2018

Overall Rating

Very nice place to camp on a lake with great choice of sites some right on the lake. Pit toilets are clean but doors did not lock. Also no potable water or dump station. Some sites have electric. Many sites had covered picnic tables to shelter from rain.

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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blt

22 Arctic Fox
37 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 3

blt would stay here again

“Nice home base”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2018

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A good place, with a beautiful large lake, to call "home" while exploring Buffalo, WY and the Big Horn Mountains. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and took 1 of the 8 electric sites (one site had a broken electrical post, so only 7 sites with electricity were available.) Electric sites are $15 a night and dry camping $10 a night,... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Chad

30 Outback 5th Wheel
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 11

Chad would stay here again

“Lakeside with great WY views. ”

Reviewed Jul 03, 2018

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It's quiet with lots of site options. Our kids loved being next to the lake and being able to swim. It was very windy at times, then again this is WY. Bathrooms are pit toilets. It was great cheap dry camping with excellent cell coverage. We got a lot of work done and the kids had a blast.

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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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MarinaVig
Livingston, TX
18 Custom
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 78

MarinaVig would stay here again

“Beautiful little county campground on the lake”

Reviewed Jun 30, 2018

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Lovely little campground right on lake de smet. $10 a night for dry camping and $15 for electric only. Verizon signal was great. T-Mobile had a tough time. There are a couple swim beaches that were really nicely maintained. It was so cool to swim in the lake on a hot day with snow covered mountains in view! Stayed here for 3 nights and... more

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3bars
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4bars
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1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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B'Wile'D
WY
40 Challenger & Squirt the blind Min-Pin
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 3

B'Wile'D would stay here again

“A go-to spot for us”

Reviewed Apr 16, 2018

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Exit 51 off I-90. Big rig friendly, Elec (8 sites) $15: large private, shaded, firepit/table, back-in, some require a bit of leveling. 1st come only, may get crowded on weekends or during rodeo week. Primitive (30+ sites) lake side $10: some shaded tables,some pull-thru. Primitive (30+ sites) $10: large private shaded, Barkey ... more

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3bars
Verizon 3G

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6 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 100+

Nikki would stay here again

“Amazing Lake Stay”

Reviewed Aug 12, 2017

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We stayed here after we got to another campground that did not have cell service. I wish we had known sooner! This place is beautiful with 8 electrical sites and over 100 other sites, many lake front. We stayed 2 nights at an electrical site for $15 and then moved to a lake side dry camping site for $10/night. We needed to refill out f... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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