Bighorn Canyon Preparing for Winter

Written by on September 12, 2019

Bighorn Canyon is nearing the end of a busy summer season and starting to prepare for winter.

Christy Fleming with Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area says in the next month several facilities will be closed for the winter, including the Horseshoe Bend and Ok-A-Beh Marinas, which will be closed on September 14.  No gas will be available on the lake as of that date.

After September 16, concession docks at Horseshoe Bend and Ok-A-Beh will be removed, although the courtesy docks at Barry’s Landing, Horseshoe Bend, and Ok-A-Beh will remain in the water into November or December or when the lake starts to freeze, whichever comes first.

Fleming notes that boat ramps usually remain open all winter, however access and use depends upon snow, ice, and road conditions. The park will begin removing comfort stations and docks on the lake at Black Canyon, Box Canyon, Dryhead, Devil Canyon, and Dayboard 9 beginning September 16th.

All Campgrounds remain open year-round, but the dump and fill stations at Horseshoe Bend and near the Afterbay Campground and the fish cleaning stations in the park will be winterized by September 21.


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