• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Park Statistics

Designations: National Recreation Area October 15, 1966

Acreage: 120,296

Park Visitation Statistics

Fiscal Year

Recreational

Non-Recreational

Total Visits *

Percentage Change

2007 210,709 6,900 217,609 14.71%
2006 182,798 6,900 189,698 -2.76%
2005 188,185 6,900 195,085 24.43%
2004 149,885 6,900 156,785 -34.29%
2003 231,715 6,900 238,615 29.44%
2002 177,445 6,900 184,345 -24.49%
2001 237,238 6,900 244,138 -0.55%
2000 238,579 6,900 245,479 1.46%
1999 235,041 6,900 241,941 -16.13%
1998 281,555 6,900 288,455 32.25%
1997 205,220 12,890 218,110 -34.50%
1996 302,188 30,825 333,013 -21.08%
1995 391,142 30,825 421,967 -

National Park Service Visitation Statistics
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Did You Know?

Fisherman's Catch, photo by Doug Haacke

The Bighorn River is rated one of the world’s finest trout streams because of its abundant and large trout, dense insect hatches, and easy accessibility. When water is plentiful, populations of brown and rainbow trout can number almost 11,000 fish per mile. More...