Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Get off the grid at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, a stunning site tucked between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone that is often overlooked by travelers. This is the Wild West — remote, rugged, and spectacular. The area includes a canyon lake that stretches for 55 miles and that straddles the Montana-Wyoming border and bisects the Crow Reservation. Float through the canyon under 1,000-foot rock cliffs, or hike 27 miles of trails to breathtaking overlooks and historic ranches. The trout fishing is some of the best in Montana, and four RV-friendly campgrounds offer fantastic views of the canyon during the day and the Milky Way after dark.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is wild and remote; an RV adds just the right touch of home to your campsite. Make the most of your time in the canyon with an RV rental. With RVshare, you can find one nearby or book one close to home for a fun and relaxing road trip.

RV Rentals Near Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is a paradise for adventurers who love to enjoy the wilderness and avoid crowds. Hiking is a popular activity; there are 27 miles of trails in the areas of the canyon that are located outside of the Crow Reservation. The park offers free kayak tours throughout the summer months, and you can find the schedule at one of the visitor centers. Bighorn Canyon is also known for its exceptional fishing. If you're interested in history, check out one of the four historic ranches in the park; rangers offer guided tours of the ranches during the summer.

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How To Get To Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Whether you're visiting the northern or southern section of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, the easiest route to get there is via I-90. To reach the southern end of the canyon, take I-90 to Ranchester, Wyoming, and turn west on US-14. Then, get on US-14 ALT, and turn north on WY-37 just before Lovell. If you're heading north, take I-90 to Crow Agency, Montana, and turn west on Crow St. Xavier Road. When you reach MT-313, head south until you reach the recreation area.

Address

20 US Hwy 14A, Lovell, WY 82431

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) There is no entry fee.

Whether you're visiting Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area for a weekend escape or a longer wilderness adventure, the remote location and stunning scenery is sure to leave you wanting more. During your trip, enjoy fantastic boating, hiking, and fishing; you can also discover the remarkable ranching heritage of the canyon. For the most relaxing adventure, bring an RV for easy camping anywhere in the region.