Operating Hours & Seasons
The visitor center will be closed on the following federal holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Afterbay Contact Station - Fort Smith, Montana
Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center, Fort Smith, Montana
Crooked Creek Contact Station (near Horseshoe Bend turnoff)
Did You Know?
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...