General Information

The Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area is a county owned facility located on the south shore of Lake DeSmet 8 miles north of Buffalo, WY off exit 51 of I90. 

Camping is available on a first come/first serve basis at this site.
Over 60 overnight camping spots ($10 per night)
8 camping sites with electricity ($15 per night) 

Available at no charge:
2 boat ramps
Picnic Areas for day use
4 restrooms (1 open year round)
Beach area on the south side. 

Reservations are not accepted.  There are no potable water or dump stations available at this facility.
If you have questions, please call 307-684-2262 or email


Mikesell Potts Rec Area