North District - Fort Smith, MT
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One Hour, Half-Day, and Full-Day Excursions in Fort Smith
Only have one hour on the North District in Fort Smith, Montana? During the months of May-September, we invite you to step back in time with a visit to the Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive on Ok-A-Beh road with stunning 360 views of the landscape around the canyon. It is an out and back drive that starts on Highway 313 and ends at Ok-A-Beh Marina. On the drive, learn more about Crow culture at the Four Winds Interpretive Site. If you haven't used up your hour, take a hike on the Head Gate Trail which highlights a stone and mortar structure built by the Crow Indians to control the flow of water into the Bighorn Ditch.
HALF DAYHave half day at the North District in Fort Smith, Montana. Spend some time on the water. Bring your own kayak and immerse yourself in the canyon from Ok-A-Beh Marina to Black Canyon and back. Too much work? Rent a boat from Ok-A-Beh Marina and soak in the canyon. Use the Waterway Trail Guide to plan your trip. If the water isn't for you, walk two of our less than two-mile trails, Three-Mile Access Trail and Beaver Pond Nature Trail.
With a full day at the North District in Fort Smith, Montana, take the time to truly explore the park. Bring your camper or tent and plan to stay at one of our two campgrounds, Grapevine and Afterbay. Bring your binoculars and sense of adventure. Schedule your full day boat rental with Ok-A-Beh Marina. Spend the day looking for wildlife along the shoreline and enjoying the water. Before you get the campfire roaring in the evening, check the calendar to see if there is a ranger-led campground program or enjoy the variety of birds on the Afterbay Lake.
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Last updated: January 11, 2022