• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Pack it in Pack it out and Recycle

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Date: May 6, 2010
Contact: Christy Fleming, 307-548-5406

In an effort to remove litter from the Bighorn Lake, decrease the cost of trash collection, and decrease bear activity at boat-in only campgrounds, Bighorn Canyon has removed all trash cans located on the lake.  Bighorn Canyon is asking boaters to use Leave No Trace ethics to Pack It In, Pack It Out, and Recycle. 


Did you know that much of the trash and litter found on the lake originates from the packaging of food items?   Many of those items can be recycled.  Aluminum cans and plastic bottles can be recycled in recycling containers located at Horseshoe Bend, Barry’s Landing, and Ok-A-Beh.  Community recycling trailers offer expanded recycling opportunities in Lovell,  Wyoming at the Red Apple Grocery store and in Fort Smith, Montana at the Park Service Headquarters office. 


In addition to Pack it in, Pack it Out, and Recycle, please help Bighorn Canyon decrease our human footprint on the lake by:

1)  always keeping a clean camp;

2)  packing out all trash and placing it in trash bins

      located at the boat ramps;

3)  not burning food or trash items in the fire pits;

4)  not placing trash in the floating comfort station pits and

5)  by using the aluminum and plastic recycling bins.              

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