Shoshone River Wyoming Fly Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Shoshone River

The Shoshone River, in Cody, Wyoming, is a 50 mile stretch of glorious landscape perfect for activities such as fishing, walking, or camping at one of America's most beautiful locations.

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  • The Shoshone River near Cody, Wyoming is an impressive expanse of river, ideal for fishing.
  • It is easily accessible by car using State Highways.
  • Open all year round, although weather and preservation of local fish species can create some limitations.
  • Excellent camping facilities make it a perfect trip.


The Shoshone River, in Cody, Wyoming, is an impressive expanse of river surrounded by a beautiful landscape, making it a perfect playground for those who enjoy outdoor activities at their best. Come and try the exceptional fishing and camping and see Wyoming at its best.


The North Fork of the River is in Northwest Wyoming and is accessible by the river corridor on State Highway 14-16-20 West out of Cody. For The South Fork take the river corridor on State Highway 291 southwest out of Cody.


There is a fishing ban from Buffalo Bill Reservoir up to Newton Creek in Spring and early Summer to preserve native fish. In the South Fork of the river, fishing is allowed all year round but there can be substantial amounts of snow; ice out on the main fork of the river is usually around until late March.

Activities and Attractions

Fishing and camping are two very popular activities. 

Fish are diverse and include Rainbow Trout, Yellowstone Cutthroat and Mountain Whitefish.

Specialist camping areas such as Clear Water, Big Game and Wapiti offer good fishing and interesting views of Absaroka's volcanic geology.

A particularly interesting geological site is Mummy Cave a rock shelter and archaeological site on the left bank of the North Fork of the Shoshone River. See huge amounts of perishable materials such as hide and feathers and the mummified remains of an inhabitant dubbed 'Mummy Joe'. It is truly fascinating and well worth a visit if in the area.

Contact Wyoming Area Office at 307-261-5628 for more information.

Other Shoshone River Resources

Snake River

Drive or raft down the Snake River Canyon.

Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River flows from Park's northern border in Montana.

Hidden Falls

A special treat in the Tetons is Hidden Falls - an easy hike or boat ride across Jenny Lake.