Plan Your Visit

Snow covered view of Bighorn Canyon from the Sullivan Knob Trail
Bighorn Canyon Hiking Trails

Choose from over 17 miles of trails, ranging from short walks to dramatic overlooks.

Kayaks leaving Barry's Landing on a ranger guided kayak trip to Devil Canyon
Boating on Bighorn Lake

Boat across the waters of Bighorn Lake, while you take in awe inspiring views of the massive canyon walls!

View from inside the canyon.
Directions to the Park

This park has two districts that are three hours driving distance apart! Make sure you get to where you want to be.

Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center in Fort Smith, MT
Find a Visitor Center

There are two visitor centers. One in the north near Fort Smith, MT and one in the south near Lovell, WY. Find the visitor center near you.


Plan Like a Park Ranger
To see our top 10 planning tips, visit our Plan Like a Park Ranger page.

Things to Do
Our Things to Do Page features links to pages that discuss the incredible outdoor activities available to visitors in Bighorn Canyon. If you want to learn more about natural or historical places, or learn about world class fishing, boating, or hiking opportunities, visit this page. It will also lead you to a schedule of special events which take place throughout the year.

Find downloadable versions of park, boating and area maps right at your fingertips.

Weather Information
The weather in Bighorn Canyon can change in a matter of minutes. A trip here should be planned to take all types of weather into consideration.

Nearby Attractions
Information regarding nearby parks and national forests is provided through this link. If you are looking for other things to see and do while in the area many of the possibilities are covered here.

Last updated: December 28, 2022

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Contact Info

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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