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    About Bighorn Lake
    Lake of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Lake is a 70-mile strip of water that splits the Bighorn Canyon. It runs from Fort Smith, Montana, to Lovell, Wyoming.

    Billings, Montana, is about an hour and a half away, where there is the Billings Logan International Airport and Billings Hospital, along with restaurants and attractions.

    Breathtaking Views

    Some walls of Bighorn Canyon stand 1,000 feet over the lake. You can see geological layers that date back to one million years ago.

    Along with the rocky walls, there are pebbled slopes where you can park a kayak or wade into the water.

    Wildlife of all sorts roams the canyon area. It is one of the last places to have roaming wild horses. Residents can spot bighorn sheep, coyotes, rabbits, and other small mammals.

    On the Waters

    The exploration is endless on Bighorn’s 120,000 acres of water. Bighorn Lake hosts boats of all kinds, pontoons, powerboats, bass boats, kayaks, canoes, and more.

    Walleye, brown and rainbow trout, yellow perch, crappie, carp, catfish, and ling are all caught from the lake. In the winter, it is famous for ice fishing.

    The Ok-A-Beh Marina is nearby, offering boat rentals, boat slips, two boat ramps, restrooms, and a convenience store.

    A Grand Hiking Adventure

    Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area is home to 17 hiking trails that feature dramatic overlooks, unique terrain, wildflowers, and more.

    Beaver Pond Nature Trail, Bighorn Head Gate, and Three Mile Access are in Fort Smith.

    A Scenic Wonder in Southern Montana

    Bighorn Lake is the perfect place for a retreat or full-time home. Its picturesque landscapes and outdoor activities will never disappoint.