Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Camping

Campgrounds

Afterbay Campground


Open All Year

Near Fort Smith, Montana, on the south shore of the Afterbay, the 28 RV and tent sites are located around a line of nice shade trees. Composting vault toilets, RV dump station, and drinking water are available. There are no RV hookups.

An additional 12 sites without water are available on the north shore of the Afterbay.

Black Canyon Campground


Open All Year

This boat-in-only campground, five miles south of Ok-A-Beh boat ramp, is along the lake shore in Douglas fir/ponderosa pine forest. The 17 tent sites are sometimes visited by black bears. A floating, vault toilet is available, but no drinking water is available. Lake level affects the proximity of the boat moorings to campsites.


Horseshoe Bend Campground

Open All Year

Uphill from the Horseshoe Bend Marina, boat docks, swim beach and picnic area and between the sagebrush and juniper woodland communities, the 59 campsites overlook the lake and the red sandstone cliffs of Sykes Mountain. The campground is 14 miles north of Lovell, Wyoming via WY Hwy 37. Modern restrooms, RV dump station and drinking water are available. Some sites have shade shelters.

Medicine Creek Campground


Open All Year

Boat-in or hike-in only to get to the six sites on the lake shore in this side canyon. Vault toilet is available. No drinking water.

Trail Creek Campground


Open All Year

This primitive campground 27 miles north of Lovell, Wyoming, via WY Hwy 37 and the park road has 15 sites, 5 are tent only, among the various deciduous trees that line the side canyon of Trail Creek. Two vault toilets are available, but there is no drinking water or RV hookups. Most of the sites are small.

Camping is free and on a first come first serve basis. No reservations will be taken.