Bighorn National Forest

South Tongue River

Species Present: Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Brook trout

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

Camping: Dead Swede, Owen Creek, Prune Creek, Sibley Lake, Tie Flume Campgrounds or dispersed camping is allowed outside of the riparian zone.

Comments: The South Tongue River has been managed as a wild (no stocking) trout fishery since 1991. Recent fish population estimates, conducted after stocking was discontinued, indicate that wild Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout populations range between 4,000 and 5,000 trout per mile, 65 to 75% of which are greater than 6 inches long.

More Information: Contact Tongue Ranger District @ 307-674-2600


Highway 14 to Prune Creek Campground and South on Forest Development Road 193. Also highway 14 to FDR 26. Fish downstream from Dead Swede CG.