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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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Lovell, Wyoming

GIF -- Map of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Getting around the park.

As you can see on the adjacent map, the north and south ends of the park are not connected by a direct road. Use this map to determine the route you wish to use if you plan to visit both ends of the park by car. We suggest you stop first at the National Park Service visitor center at Lovell, Wyo., or at the one near the dam at Fort Smith, Mont.

Access to the south end of the park is by U.S. 310 from Billings, Mont., or U.S. 14A from Sheridan, Wyo. From Hardin, Mont., take Mont. 313 to get to the north end of the park. Rental cars are available in nearby communities, but no public transportation is provided to the park. Scheduled airlines serve Cody, Wyo., and Billings, Mont. Transcontinental buses serve Cody, Greybull, Lovell, and Powell, Wyo., and Billings and Hardin, Mont. Unattended aircraft landing strips are at Fort Smith, Mont., and Cowley, Wyo.

Accommodations, including hotels and motels, restaurants, service stations, groceries, and sporting goods stores, are in Lovell, Wyo., and Hardin, Mont. Fort Smith, Mont., at the north end of the park, has a motel, restaurant, service station, and grocery.

Further Information about the park and nearby facilities and attractions can be obtained by writing to:
      Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
      P.O. Box 458
      Fort Smith, MT 59035
      Telephone - (406) 666-2412

Please write or telephone well in advance of your visit if you plan to bring a large group; this will help the staff to plan interpretive services for your group.

Private Property: The Crow Indians own property within the boundaries of the national recreation area. This tribal land is closed to the public. Check with a park ranger for more information.

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