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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Allows Personal Watercraft Use

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Date: June 1, 2005
Contact: Superintendent, 406-666-2412

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Allows Personal Watercraft Use

Date June 01, 2005
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 7458, Fort Smith, Montana 59035-7458

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is pleased to announce that personal watercraft use (PWC Use) on Bighorn Lake and Afterbay reservoir opens on June 3, 2005. The public is reminded that certain areas, as published in the final rule, are closed to PWC use. If interested, the public is welcome to view the final rule under Management. Further information on area closures and the operation of personal watercrafts may be obtained from the Lovell Visitor Center (307-548-5406) or the Fort Smith Contact Station (406-666-2452).

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Fort Smith Monument, photo by S. Dalby

Fort C.F. Smith, was the most isolated of the posts which guarded the Bozeman Trail. Active from August 1866 to July 1868, it was under constant threat from the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes during Red Cloud’s War. The U.S. government was forced to abandon the fort and trail. Some historians have called this conflict, “the first war the United States ever lost.” More...