The Bighorn National Forest is located in north central part of Wyoming.
Where is this Forest?


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.

Recent News


Recreation Site Analysis

Photo showing the sign at the entrance to the Lake Point Picnic Area

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. 


Celebrating 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act

An image for Preservation 50 showing an archaeologist doing field work

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act on October 15, 1966. Learn more about the historic features and structures in the Bighorn National Forest.