Operating Hours & Seasons

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center
Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center


Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center
Lovell, Wyoming

Winter Hours: After September 7, open 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The visitor center is closed on the following federal holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

The visitor center has four movies that are played on request:

  • The Land of the Bighorn
  • The Geology of Bighorn Canyon
  • Medicine Wheel
There are picnic tables in front of the visitor center, and several exhibits inside the visitor center including historic ranches exhibit.

Call: 307-548-5406

Yellowtail Dam
Yellowtail Dam


Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center
Fort Smith, Montana

Open every day 8:30 AM to 5 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed for season.

The movie Land of the Bighorn is shown upon request. Exhibits, bookstore and restrooms available inside visitor center.

Call: 406-666-9961

Crooked Creek Contact Station
Crooked Creek Ranger Station


Crooked Creek Contact Station
(Near Horseshoe Bend turnoff, South District)

Hours may vary depending upon staffing.

Call: 307-548-7326

Afterbay Contact Station
Afterbay Contact Station


Afterbay Contact Station
(Fort Smith Montana, North District)

Open intermittently. After September 7, 2015, the contact station will be open 9 AM-5 PM as staffing allows. The movie Land of the Bighorn can be played on request.

Call: 406-666-2351

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters Office
PO Box 7458

Fort Smith, MT 59035


(307) 548-5406

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