• Historic painting of aftermath of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Little Bighorn Battlefield

    National Monument Montana

Your Fee Dollars At Work

Reno- Benteen Battlefield

Way-side panels & self guided walking trail at the Reno-Benteen entrenchment site

"Your Fee Dollars At Work"

Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA)

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is a Federal Recreation fee Area. Under the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) majority of the fees collected directly benefit the park.

In 1997, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service were directed by Congress to implement the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program.

In 2004 the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act replaced the 1997 Recreational Fee Demonstration Program. These funds will be used for repair, maintenance, rehabilitation and enhancement for projects related directly to visitor access and for improved visitors services.

Fee dollar projects at Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument:

Projects in Progress

  • Enhance Park Security System
  • Rehab Kiosk Building
  • Print Brochures and Maintaining Critical supplies of Park Brochures at fee Collection Park
  • Produce and ship 1200 Park Species Checklists (Brochures)
  • Rehab Water Systems
  • Create Curriculum Based Education Program
  • Website Enhancement- Produce Historic Photo Imagery

Past Projects

  • Wayside Exhibits
  • Construct Indian Memorial
  • Construct new restrooms
  • Rehab Gravel Deep Ravine Trail
  • Repair Cemetery street
  • Improve Cemetery Irrigation System
  • Clean cemetery headstones
  • Renovate and restore Stone House into office and research space
  • Purchase webcam
  • Install Touch Screen Computer for Visitor Center
  • Storage space for artifacts and historical documents
  • Conservation of historic flags
  • Repair of fragile documents
  • Upgrade and produce park map
  • Create park film
  • Provide Captions, Audio Description and Assistive Listing Devices for visitors with Disabilities
  • Storage space for artifacts and historical documents
  • Conservation of historic flags
  • Repair of fragile documents
  • Upgrade and produce park map
  • Create park film
  • Provide Captions, Audio Description and Assistive Listing Devices for visitors with Disabilities
Future Projects

Did You Know?

2013-summer 008

The Battle of the Little Bighorn did not end on top of Last Stand Hill as been traditionally suggested. According to warrior accounts the fight ended in a ravine, 300-400 yards below the hill known today as Deep Ravine.