• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

OK-A-Beh Swim Beach To Reopen

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Date: August 2, 2011

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is pleased to announce that the Ok-A-Beh swim beach will be reopened no later than Friday morning, August 5th. National Park Service lifeguards are on duty 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday and 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

If you have questions or need more information please contact the Afterbay Contact Station at 406-666-2452, or Park Headquarters at 406-666-3305, or visit our website at www.nps.gov/bica.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Bighorn Canyon

Long before the Bighorn River was tamed by the Yellowtail Dam, the roiling waters through the canyon were feared. During spring snowmelt, the water turned into a raging torrent, a combination of whirlpools, rapids, and eddies. Conversely, the river through the canyon had a reputation for being placid by late summer, when dry heat and lack of rainfall turned it into a sedate stream. More...