Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Darrell J. Cook
Welcome to the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, bursting with forests, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake and wetlands. The Canyon was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. Since its establishment, people have been able to find tranquil settings to better explore recreation, nature, wildlife and history.
Park Open Info: 
Memorial Day
Park Closed Info: 
Labor Day
Park Acreage: 
68490
Highest Point: 
Pryor Mountains
Highest Point Elevation: 
8822 feet
Visitor Count: 
177414
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Yellowtail Dam; Bighorn River; Bighorn Lake
Endangered Species: 
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep; American Peregrine Falcon; Townsend's Big-eared Bat; Northern Leopard Frog
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle: $5.00; Annual: $30.00; Commercial Tours: 1–6 passenger - $25.00, 7-25 passenger - $40.00, 26+passenger - $100.00
Nearest Major City: 
Billings, MT
Gateway Communities: 
Saint Xavier, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)