Cody Wyoming Lakes, Rivers & Waterfalls

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Way out west near Cody, you’ll find Buffalo Bill Dam (the tallest dam in the world), miles of great rivers, many lakes, fantastic waterfalls and the Shoshone River – all great for fishing, hiking and camping.

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Try all the Cody, Wyoming rivers for a real fishing adventure. The principal rivers are the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone, the Greybull Wood, the Bighorn River and the North and South Fork of the Shoshone.

  • The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone offers 241 miles of prime fishing space for browns, rainbows and cutthroats. You’ll also find white fish and grayling.
  • Greybull comes out of the Absaroka Mountains, and where it meets with Wood River it provides some excellent fishing and a beautiful location. Catch some Yellowstone cutthroat here as well as mountain whitefish and brook trout.
  • The Bighorn River runs through the Wind River Canyon where you’ll find large browns and rainbows. You’ll need a special permit to fish in the canyon. This is because it is on an Indian Reservation. But after it exits the canyon, you’ll discover some incredible dry fly-fishing.
  • The North Fork of the Shoshone begins on the east side of Yellowstone National Park and runs 50 miles, with plenty of great rainbows, cutthroats and rainbow-cutthroat hybrids. The views are incredible!
  • On the South Fork of the Shoshone you’ll have the opportunity to hook some brook, brown and rainbow trout. Although the majority of the river frontage is private, there are still some wonderful places to fish.

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Jackson Lake

Large lake in front of the majest Teton Mountain Range.