Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center

Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center
Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center

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Open Memorial Day to Labor Day: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed on Mondays.

Phone

406-666-9961

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
  • "Erosion on the Bighorn" 5 minutes
  • "Buildup on the Bighorn" 20 minutes
  • "Building of the Dam" 32 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: June 2, 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

Phone:

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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