• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Pets

Dogs must be at on a leash or otherwise confined while in the park

Dogs must be on a leash or otherwise confined while in the park

Heidi Weimer Photo

Regulations Concerning Pets

Pets are members of our families, but there are some things you should be aware of before bringing your pet to the park.

  • Pets must be kept on a leash when in developed areas and in areas of concentrated public use. This is for their protection, and the safety of other visitors.
  • Pets should leave no traces other than footprints. The owner is responsible for clean-up and disposal of all pet feces.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the backcountry except when being used in support of hunting activities in accordance with Federal and State laws
  • Pets are not allowed in the swimbeach.
  • If necessary, pets may remain in your vehicle while you are viewing attractions near roads and parking areas. However, we care about your pet's well being. Be sure to provide sufficient ventilation for its comfort and survival.
  • Please be thoughtful of other visitors as well as your pet.

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...