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
at beach area on south side
4 restrooms (1 open year round)

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