Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center

Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone

406-666-3218

Location

Fort Smith, Montana. Continue through the town of Fort Smith and past the government housing, NPS Headquarters and the Bureau of Reclamation building. Continue up the hill to the parking lot for the Visitor Center

Closures

Due to National Security Issues, tours into the dam are no longer available. Access is not allowed on top of the dam.

Films on request

  • "The Land of the Bighorn" 20 minutes
  • "Geology of Bighorn Canyon" 12 minutes

Exhibits

  • Construction and Workings of the Yellowtail Dam
  • The Unique Geology of Bighorn Canyon
  • Robert Yellowtail, Crow Tribal Leader
  • Crow Tribe and Famed Leader Chief Plenty Coups
  • History of Bighorn River and Bighorn Lake
  • Fishing Bighorn Lake
  • Outdoor Waysides

Available Facilities

Accessibility

The visitor center is wheelchair accessible.

Last updated: August 27, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters Office
PO Box 7458

Fort Smith, MT 59035

Phone:

(307) 548-5406

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