Bighorn National Forest Home Page

Welcome to the Bighorns

The Bighorn National Forest offers a little for everyone with breathtaking scenery, a diversity of recreation experiences, nearly 192,000 acres of wilderness, and over 1,200 miles of trail for visitors to explore.

Recreation Opportunities

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. Visitors experience a diverse landscape - from grasslands to alpine meadows, clear lakes to glacial carved valleys and rolling hills to sheer mountain cliffs.

  • Forest Projects

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    Find information about forest planning, current projects, forest resource management and programs.

  • Maps and Publications

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    Look here to explore maps that will help you plan your visit and locate facilities such as roads, trails, recreation sites, and other attractions.

  • Passes and Permits

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    Find the passes and permits you may need to collect firewood, cut Christmas trees, or hold a special event.

  • Bighorn Partnership Opportunities

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    The Bighorn National Forest welcomes volunteers, partnerships, advisory councils, and research to accomplish work.

  • Hunter Campground Fee Increase Proposal

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    The Bighorn National Forest, Powder River Ranger District propose to increase the overnight camping fee at Hunter Campground from the current $10 per campsite per night to $22 per campsite per night starting in 2023.

  • Dispersed Camping Project

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    Join the conversation. In 2020, the citizen-led Dispersed Camping Task Force provided Bighorn National Forest leadership several recommendations to improve dispersed camping management. Now it's time to act.