This park is separated into two districts which are not directly connected. Driving time between the districts is approximately three hours. Please note the great opportunities each district has to offer, plan your trip accordingly, and get directions.

The North District in Fort Smith, MT is mostly water based recreation and includes:
- Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center (Open Memorial Day to Labor Day)
- Park Headquarters
- Ok-A-Beh Marina (Open Memorial Day to Labor Day)
- Afterbay Reservoir, Boat Launch, and Campgrounds
- Three Mile River Access

The South District in Lovell, WY is largely land based recreation and includes:
- Cal Taggart Visitor Center (Open year round)
- Horseshoe Bend Marina (Open Memorial Day to Labor Day)
- Devil Canyon Overlook
- Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range
- 12 hiking trails
- Four historic ranches open to self tours
- Horseshoe Bend, Barry's, and Trail Creek Campgrounds
Below are links to map images related to the park:
  • Area Map - see a map of the surrounding roads and highways near the park (330 KB)
  • Boating Map - a useful resource for getting around by boat in the park (3 MB)
  • Yellowtail Map - a map of the Yellowtail Wildlife Management Area (4.1 MB)
  • Park Map - a simple JPEG image of the park map (2 MB)

Last updated: August 26, 2021

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Mailing Address:

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

Lovell, WY 82431


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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