• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Operating Hours & Seasons

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center

NPS

Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center - Lovell, Wyoming

Hours:
Open 7 days per week 8:30AM-4:30PM

From early September 2013 until late May 2014, the visitor center will be open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday.

The visitor center will be closed on the following federal holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Call: 307-548-5406

 
Afterbay Contact Station

Afterbay Contact Station

NPS

Afterbay Contact Station - Fort Smith, Montana
Closed indefinitely as of April 26, 2013. If you have any questions please call: 406-666-3321, or the number below.

Call: 406-666-2351

 
Yellowtail Dam

Yellowtail Dam

NPS

Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center, Fort Smith, Montana
Memorial Day through September: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AFTER SEPT. 7th

Call: 406-666-9961

 
Crooked Creek Contact Station

Crooked Creek Ranger Station

NPS

Crooked Creek Contact Station (near Horseshoe Bend turnoff)
Hours may vary depending on staffing
Call: 307-548-7326

Did You Know?

Catch of the Day, photo by Doug Haacke

The Bighorn River is a tailwater, which means the water temperature doesn’t fluctuate like a freestone river, and rarely freezes. This means float and wade fishing is available year round, and anglers can be found on the water 365 days a year. More...