Welcome to the award winning Buffalo KOA Journey and your basecamp for discovering the history and beauty of Buffalo, the Bighorn Mountains, Cloud Peak Wilderness and Crazy Woman Canyon!

Buffalo KOA is a picturesque campground located where the Bighorn Mountains and the rolling plains meet; a stunningly beautiful location where you can immerse yourself deep in nature and the rich history of the area.
Buffalo KOA Journey offers easy access to hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, ORV trails, and wildlife viewing.  Whatever passion you have for exploring and experiencing nature, Buffalo and the Bighorn mountains provides the opportunities you have been looking for. 
Whether fishing a mountain lake or setting sail out on Lake DeSmet or casting a line into one of the many streams, including the beautiful Clear Creak that runs around the border of Buffalo KOA, you will not be disappointed. 
Within minutes you can find easy access to a variety of mountain trails for hiking or ORV'ing for enthusiasts of any level experience. 
Cloud Peak Wilderness offers an unparalleled look into the ecosystem of the greater Bighorn National Forrest offering forest hikes, lake hikes, and mountain topping experiences that you will find invigorating. 
Crazy Woman Canyon is an endearing beauty in every season and Crazy Woman Creek seems like a miles long waterfall.
The Jim Gatchel Museum, Fort Phil Kearny and Fetterman and Wagon Box Battle sites introduces you to the rich history of the area.  Learn about the Bozeman Trail, Johnson County Cattle Wars and the Outlaw Caves - hideout for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch.
Stroll or bike along Clear Creek trail to the quaint downtown of Buffalo where you will find great venues for music, shopping and dining and experience genuine western hospitality. 
 
Buffalo is home to Craig Johnson, author of the popular Longmire series, and is the inspiration for Durant, Absaroka County.  Longmire Days are celebrated over a long weekend during the summer.  2021 promises to be an exciting year as the 10th annual celebration of Longmire Days .  Find more information on www.Longmiredays.com

Whether your journey leads you here for a few days a week or a couple of months we are happy to be your hosts for your adventures in Buffalo.
Hurry here, set up camp and stay a while!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 85' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (6/1 - 9/3)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 10-11, 2021

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 10 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 11 for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

*Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Big Horn Mountains

The Bighorns are a popular destination for hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, horse back riding and increasingly ATV riding and snowmobiling. Trails wind through most of the national forest. The Cloud Peak Wilderness has a network of hiking trails to remote areas and alpine lakes. Higher trails are often covered with snow except from July through August. After Labor Day, there is a good chance of high country snow storms at any time.

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Historic Downtown Buffalo

Take a step back in time at the Occidental Hotel, Saloon and Restaurant where weary travelers could find a soft bed and where many famous Old West figures stopped for refreshments. Known as the oldest opperating hotel in Wyoming it is famous for guests like Owen Wister-Author of the Virginian, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Tom Horn, Teddy Roosevelt and Calamity Jane. Johnson County is riddled with historic locations such as the Fort Phil Kearny site where you can learn about the Fetterman Battle and the Wagon Box Fight. Visit the Outlaw Caves, hideout to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or the famous TA Ranch where the Johnson County Cattle War came to a dramatic end. You will still find the original bullet holes in the historic old barn. Explore the Great Medicine Man Museum (Jim Gatchell Museum) filled with collectables from time past or to learn about Johnson County's western heritage. Enjoy a stroll along Buffalo's Historic Main Street, shop in unique historic buildings dating back 1804, view bronze sculptures or linger over casual faire at one of our distinctive restaurants.

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Jim Gatchell Museum

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum has been a part of the Buffalo community since 1900 when Jim Gatchell opened a drugstore. The Buffalo Pharmacy was a stopping place for cowboys, lawmen, settlers, cattle barons, and famous army scouts. As a trusted friend of the region's Native Americans, he received many gifts representing the culture including guns, war bonnets, tools, medicine bags, bows, arrows, and clothing. Soon local residents were donating mementos of Johnson County's historic names, places, and events.After Jim Gatchell's death in 1954, his family generously donated his collection to the people of Johnson County with the provision that a museum be built to house it. After three years of fundraising the museum was established, and in 2002 the museum achieved national accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums.In the early 1990s the museum hit hard times financially as Johnson County struggled with a declining economy. A group of community-minded individuals formed the Gatchell Museum Association, Inc. as a private non-profit organization with the mission of raising money for the future support of the museum. They have been building an endowment fund and supporting many museum projects ever since. One of their projects is offering membership to the museum.Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • $7 Adults
  • $5 Seniors
  • $5 Retired Military
  • $5 Teen (12-18)
  • $3 Youth (6-11)
  • Free
  • [b]Children 5 and under[/b]
  • Free Gatchell Museum Association members
  • Free Active Military and immediate family

100 Fort Street

Buffalo, WY 82834

307-684-9331

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Buffalo Golf Course

=18pxBuffalo Golf Club is an 18 hole public facility nestled at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in Buffalo, Wyoming.  The Buffalo Golf Club has earned a reputation as one of the top courses in the state and has been called "a hidden gem".   
Buffalo Golf Club is a multi- award winning course continuously earning a "4 Star" ranking from "Golf Digest" magazine and in 2009 was named the best municipal course in Wyoming. =18pxThe course offers four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels.  Players of all ages and skills are welcome to play on a daily basis.  Memberships are available and are one of the most reasonable in the area.

500 West Hart Street

Buffalo, WY 82834

307-684-5266

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