Spend The Night Under The Stars At This Montana Hidden Gem
There's a place on the Southern Montana and Wyoming border that's a paradise for those who want a real Montana adventure. Bighorn Canyon and Recreation Area.
What Is Bighorn Canyon and Recreation Area?
120,000 acres divided into two sections, one in Montana and one in Wyoming. It's a three hour drive between the two areas, so make sure you're on the right road or it could be a very long day getting to your campsite.
What Recreation Is Offered At Bighorn Canyon and Recreation Area?
- Wildlife watching
- Historical Ranches to tour
- Tours and rentals to enjoy the water
What About Camping, Do I Need A Reservation?
Most camping spots are first come first serve except the Horseshoe Bend Marina. On the Montana side, camping runs from $18 a night no hook-ups to $35 a night with hook-ups. The one campground in Montana offering hook-ups is Afterbay Campground near Fort Smith. To shop all of the Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area campgrounds, click here.
What Kind Of Fish Can I Catch?
Bighorn Lake: Walleye, brown and rainbow trout, yellow perch, carp, catfish, ling and crappie. Afterbay is mostly rainbow trout.
Known as some of the best trout fishing in America, you'll find mostly rainbow and brown trout, however, thirty-eight species of fish have been caught in this river.
You need a license to fish in both Bighorn River and Bighorn Lake
A Great Stay In Conjunction With A Trip To Yellowstone
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Although Yellowstone is a gorgeous, serene and beautiful national park, it's always full of tourists. Bighorn Canyon can be a great respite before or after you spend your time in the park. You'll find a huge difference in the feel of being in a less-traveled tourist area.
Here's a sneak-peek at paradise: