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Bighorn sheep are the namesake of the canyon, and they are an unofficial mascot for the park.

Jim Staebler

Welcome to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area!

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, the first designated area of its kind in the Missouri River Basin, provides the opportunity for recreational use and enjoyment of its waters and lands. It Preserves the scenic, precontact, and historic cultural and scientific resources that include impressive canyon walls and other noteworthy natural features.

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Last updated: November 25, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area South District Visitor Center
20 US Hwy 14A

Lovell, WY 82431


307 548-5406
(307) 548-5406 is the South District in Lovell, WY. (406) 666-9961 is the North District in Fort Smith, MT.

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