Bighorn National Forest

Little Bighorn River

Species Present: Yellowstone Cutthroat trout, Brook trout, Rainbow trout, Brown trout

Seasons: Fishing allowed year-round, ice usually clears around mid-April.

Special Regulations: Little Bighorn River (including all tributaries), from the mouth of Dayton Gulch Creek upstream: All trout (except brook trout) must be returned to the water immediately. Fishing is permitted by the use of artificial flies and lures only.

Camping: Bald Mountain and Porcupine Campgrounds or dispersed camping is allowed outside of the riparian zone.

Comments: Yellowstone Cutthroat trout are presently stocked in this portion of the Little Bighorn drainage. Fish habitat structures were completed in 1996 to improve cover and holding areas for Cutthroat trout. This area also contains a wild Brook trout population.

More Information: Contact Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District @ 307-548-6541


Highway 14A to Forest Development Road 11 to FDR 125 (4WD) to end of road.