Located in north-central Wyoming, the Bighorn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently located halfway between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorns are a great vacation destination in themselves.
No region in Wyoming is provided with a more diverse landscape - from grasslands to alpine meadows, clear lakes to glacially-carved valleys and rolling hills to sheer mountain cliffs.
Visit the Bighorn National Forest and enjoy the multiple reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, four group campgrounds, three scenic byways, 10 picnic areas, eight lodges, many miles of streams, 189,000 acres of Wilderness, 1,200 miles of trails, and much more.
The Bighorn National Forest has finalized a Recreation Site Analysis and Five-Year Program of Work for management of the Forest’s seventy-one developed recreation sites. This is an advisory document for managing the campgrounds, picnic grounds, trailheads, interpretive areas, and other sites with facilities that support recreation use on the national forest.