Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon NRA consists of over 126,000 acres, the canyon has 5 campgrounds I will call it 6 because 1 has about a mile separation between its camps , 3 boat launch ramps , 3 historic ranches and towns and lots of beautiful scenery. I am going to keep my scenery pictures to a minimum to make room for the campground pictures.

Places to see in the canyon are the Lockheart Ranch, the Ewing-Snell Ranch, Hillsboro town site and a ancient indian camp with 140 tipi rings. I will post pictures of these in places to see posts. Now on to the campgrounds, I will start at the last campground coming into the area form the south it is the Trail Creek Campground and it is 4 total sites separated form each other but 3 of the are in one area and the other is at the Barry's Landing site so I will call it the Barry's Landing Campground.

Trail Creek Campground
GPS: 45.1032, -108.2243
Elevation:     3722 ft
There are approximately 25 sites in the Trail Creek CG and
Open All Year
$10 dollars per night
10 RV sites for small RVs 16 tent sites 4 RV sites just off Barry's Landing parking lot
There is no drinking water or RV hookup
Most of the sites are small


Tent camp area 1
Tent camp area 2
Here are just a few of the sites there are 10 in all and as in the first camp you must park on the road.
The third area is the RV area and it is a small but redone campground with 9 spots and I will show them all.






Now we have the last campground area on this road I will call it Barry's Landing Campground.
It has only 4 sites , great views, but is more windy and is where boaters will park their trailers.



The biggest campground in the NRA on the WY/MT side is Horseshoe Bend Campground.
Open All Year-Utilities are shut off between Sept. and May
$10 dollars undeveloped sites and $25 dollars for sites with utilities per night
65 campsites overlook the lake and the red sandstone cliffs of Sykes Mountain
Modern restrooms, RV dump station and drinking water are available
19 sites have been remodeled to accommodate larger RVs and boats
There are 3 pull through sites.
On the map above the green sites are the electric sites but the site numbers are off on the B loop we stayed in site B10 which the map shows as B9. Since there are so many sites in the campground I am not going to post pictures of the but if any one wants pictures of the sites I would be more than happy to email you a zip file containing the pictures of each loop





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