This portion of the park is reserved for families only, and dog access is not permitted. However, the adjoining property the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area is pleased to accept dogs on their grounds though they must remain on a lead of no more than six feet at all times. Entrance to the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area is fee-based as it is a private facility.
The cost is $6 for a day's pass or $30 for an annual permit. Camping is also available on the grounds on a first come, first served basis. The primitive style campground is $8 per day, and a campsite which offers power can be obtained for $14. There is no dog play area at this recreational center, and as such, no on-site amenities are provided.
Owners should bring bottled water to meet their dogs' thirst needs. Additionally, poop bags are not supplied. Owners must show responsible dog ownership by cleaning up after their pets promptly and disposing of their waste. Bathrooms are available on the premises for public use. Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreational Area is home to many outdoor activities for families to enjoy.
Among the on-site attractions are hiking, fishing, picnicking, horseback trails, and float trips down the North Platte River. Canoes, kayaks, tubes, and tanks can all be rented on the property. Horseback rides and a petting zoo are also housed on the grounds.
All dogs visiting Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreational Area must be up to date on immunizations. A city dog license is also required. For a great day reconnecting with American history, plan a trip to Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historic Park and Recreational Area!