Spectacular Views, Endless Opportunity

The vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area offers visitors unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the natural world, and experience the wonders of this extraordinary place. With over 120,000 acres, one can find an astounding diversity in ecosystems, wildlife, and more than 10,000 years of human history to explore.

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.

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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.

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!

An empty campsite at afterbay looks out into the water.

Camping in the Bighorn Canyon

Interested in camping when you visit Bighorn Canyon? We have great campgrounds in both districts!

Last updated: February 17, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area South District Visitor Center
20 US Hwy 14A

Lovell, WY 82435

Phone:

(307) 548-5406

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