Pack It In, Pack It Out, Recycle Policy

Beautiful Bighorn Canyon
The beauty of Bighorn Canyon can only be kept pristine with your help


Garbage Cans
Keep the trash in here, not the lake


In an effort to remove litter from the lake, decrease the cost of trash collection, and decrease bear activity at boat-in only campgrounds, all trash cans located on the lake have been removed. Bighorn Canyon is asking boaters to Pack It In, Pack It Out, and Recycle.

Did you know that much of the trash and litter found on the lake originates from the packaging of food items? Many of those items can be recycled.

Aluminum cans and plastic bottles can be recycled in recycling containers located at:

  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Barry’s Landing
  • Ok-A-Beh Marina
  • Community recycling trailers in Lovell, Wyoming at the Red Apple Grocery store
  • At the Park Service Headquarters office in Fort Smith, Montana.

In addition to Pack it in, Pack it Out, and Recycle, please help us decrease our human footprint on the lake by:

1) always keeping a clean camp;
2) packing out all trash and placing it in trash bins located at the boat ramps;
3) not burning food or trash items in the fire pits;
4) not placing trash in the floating comfort station pits
5) by using the aluminum and plastic recycling bins.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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Mailing Address:

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters Office
PO Box 7458

Fort Smith, MT 59035


(307) 548-5406

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