• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Campfire Rules


Campfire Rules & Regulations

Campfires are permitted in designated campgrounds and picnic areas where fire grates are provided.

  • Campfires are allowed in the backcountry and below the high water mark along Bighorn Lake.
  • Fire restrictions during periods of high fire danger may close certain areas to fires and camping. Check at the campgrounds and visitor centers for restrictions.
  • Do not leave campfires unattended. The frequent high winds can spread a fire out of the fire ring at any time.
  • Only collect driftwood below the high water mark.
  • Driftwood is usually available for campfires in stockpiles at Ok-A-Beh, Barry’s Landing and Horseshoe Bend.

Did You Know?

Yellowtail dam and power plant, photo by K. Schwab

The power plant at the base of the Yellowtail Dam in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area has the capacity to produce 250,000 kilowatts of hydroelectricity. The United States gets 5.7% of its total electricity needs from hydroelectric sources. More...