• 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?

Fishing the Bighorn River, photo by Doug Haacke

Prior to the completion of Yellowtail Dam, the Bighorn River was a muddy, warm water prairie stream. The dam transformed the river into a cold, clear tailwater ideally suited to rainbow and brown trout, and aquatic insects. The Bighorn River now draws visitors and anglers from around the globe. More...