Bighorn National Forest

Shell Reservoir

Species Present: Brook trout

Seasons: Fishing allowed year-round, ice usually clears around early June.

Camping: Shell Creek, Cabin Creek and Ranger Creek Campgrounds or dispersed camping is allowed outside of the riparian zone.

Comments: This fishery is comprised mainly of Brook trout, which are maintained by natural reproduction. Most recent fish sampling survey was completed in 1990, average Brook trout averaged 7.6 inches with a range of 7-9 inches.

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


Highway 14 to Forest Development Road 17 to FDR 271, 4WD highly recommended.