• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Lost And Found Policy

Lost & Found Property
Did you lose or misplace any items while visiting Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area?

  • For items lost in the North District (Fort Smith, Montana) call: (406) 666-2452.
  • For all other lost items call: (307) 548-5406 (Lovell, Wyoming).

Please take found items to the Afterbay Contact Station at Fort Smith, Montana or the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center at Lovell, Wyoming.
You are invited to make a lost property report by sending us the following information:

  • name
  • mailing address
  • telephone number
  • item lost
  • description of item lost with name of manufacturer, model number, color, and any specifics that will help us identify your property
  • date lost
  • where you believe the item was lost

Email this information to e-mail us.

Or, if you wish to leave a report in person, come to:

North District - Afterbay Contact Station at Fort Smith, Montana

South District - Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center at Lovell, Wyoming. .

Or write us at: Lost and Found Office, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, 5 Avenue B, P.O. Box 7458, Fort Smith, MT 59035.

Did You Know?

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...