Boating, kayaking, and canoeing are all excellent ways to enjoy the colors and scenic beauty of Bighorn Canyon. There is lake access as well as marinas on both the Fort Smith, MT district and the Lovell, WY district.

Barry's landing with a boat being launched and another waiting in the water.
Bring Your Own Boat

All the things you need to know before bringing your own boat to Bighorn Canyon.

A pontoon boat in Bighorn Canyon
Marinas, Rentals and Tours

Didn't bring a boat? No worries we have your covered! From pontoon and canoe rentals, to guided tours you can still get out on the water.

A boat with three men are fishing in Bighorn Canyon.
Fishing at Bighorn Canyon

Planning to fish while you are at Bighorn Canyon? Here is what you need to know.

Black canyon campground.
Waterway Campsites

Looking for some campgrounds along the water? There are some on both the Lovell, WY district and the Fort Smith, MT district.

This map shows the entire Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, with a focus on boating access and safety. It shows where river markers, campgrounds, launch stations, etc. are located.

Download a map of Bighorn Lake (JPG 3.4 MB).


Last updated: August 24, 2021

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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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