• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Plan Your Visit

Current Launch Ramp & Road Conditions
Get the most up to date information on travel conditions at the park.

Horseshoe Bend WebCam 1

Horseshoe Bend WebCam 2

The interactive webcam 2 at Horseshoe bend doesn't work with Internet Explorer. It's been tested and works well with the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. Upon connecting, you'll be asked to select a mode. The "Server Push Mode" works best for most browsers.

Things to Do
Our Things to Do Page features links to pages that discuss the incredible outdoor activities available to visitors in Bighorn Canyon. If you want to learn more about natural or historical places, or learn about world class fishing, boating, or hiking opportunities, visit this page. It will also lead you to a schedule of special events which take place throughout the year.

Maps
Fine downloadable versions of park, boating and area maps right at your fingertips.

Visitor Centers
Learn about our four visitor center/contact stations. Details on what each offers will get you headed to the right one.

Operating Hours and Seasons
This page lists when each of our facilties is open. You will want to check here to find out opening and closing hours for our facilities facilities as you plan your visit.

Things To Know Before You Come
Learn how to get around, what weather to expect, what to do with your pet, and what's available in the nearby communities.

Weather Information
The weather in Bighorn Canyon can change in a matter of minutes. A trip here should be planned to take all types of weather into consideration.

Nearby Parks
Information regarding nearby parks and national forests is provided through this link. If you are looking for other things to see and do while in the area many of the possibilities are covered here.

Closures
Due to National Security issues, Yellowtail Dam no longer offers tours of the Dam or allows access to the top of the Dam. Yellowtail Visitor Center remains open to the public from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Did You Know?

Robert and Dorothy Yellowtail traditionally dressed in the land of the Bighorn

Robert Yellowtail served as the superintendent of the Crow Indian Reservation and was later elected tribal council chairman. Under his leadership, the culture and economy of the Crow people was revived. Although, he opposed the construction of the dam on the Bighorn River, it is named in his honor. More...