Smack dab in between Yellowstone National Park (244 miles from) and Mt. Rushmore (238 miles to) is a little town called Buffalo, WY. It was a great place for us to stop for the night on our way to South Dakota. We found a cute KOA there that was perfect.
I know KOA’s can sometimes get a bad rap and I must admit, we’ve been to one really bad one. But for the most part the KOA RV parks we’ve stayed at have been great, and the KOA in Buffalo, WY is up there with the best.
The park is completely family run; Mom, Dad, and kids home from college. There is something special about keeping it in the family when it comes to running a business. I think for me it adds a kind of homey touch that you don’t always find in the bigger, corporate type parks.
Come on along and take a little tour…
The office/camp store is newly remodeled and fully stocked with staple items as well as gifts and souvenirs.
The laundry room, game room/arcade, pool/hot tub, and playground are also located in the main building area.
Cute place for the kids to hang out on a rainy day.
And places to hang out on a sunny day…
The park itself is medium-size with about 60 sites. But the layout is spacious, as you can see in the next picture, and we didn’t feel cramped in our spot. Granted, we were only there for one night, but I’m sure we would have been very comfortable had we stayed longer.
The Buffalo, WY KOA also has a Deluxe RV site on the property that would be wonderful for a longer stay. The site, which is completely fenced in for privacy, features a very large patio, BBQ area, fire pit area and even a hot tub!
I have never come across a campground with a deluxe site with this many amenities. What a fabulous idea!
The Buffalo, WY KOA also has a quaint row of cabins if you’re sans RV, or just want to pack the kids out for a night ;-).
Finally, if you’re in the market for a great RV park for a jamboree, rendezvous, family reunion, etc. the Buffalo, WY KOA would be a great option. They have the coolest retro camp kitchen I have seen yet. Check it out…
I can just see some sort of cook-off being a lot of fun there!
So there you have it, a great KOA right between Yellowstone National Park and Mt. Rushmore with tons of amenities and friendly hosts.