Bighorn Canyon Ready for Fall
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 4, 2018
Bighorn Canyon is nearing the end of a busy summer season, and will be ready for fall and winter recreation by the end of this week.
Officials say that the Horseshoe Bend Marina and Ok-A-Beh Marina are closed, and gas is no longer available on the lake. Additionally, comfort stations and docks on the lake at Black Canyon, Box Canyon, Dryhead, and Dayboard 9 have been removed. But the courtesy docks at Barry’s Landing, Horseshoe Bend, and Ok-A-Beh will remain in the water into November or December, or whenever the lake starts to freeze.
The water at the Horseshoe Bend Campground was shut off last week, and while the restroom next to the marina at Horseshoe Bend will remain open, there will be no potable water. However, the Campgrounds remain open year-round, and the electricity will remain on through October. The dump and fill stations at Horseshoe Bend and near the Afterbay Campground and the fish cleaning stations in the park have been winterized and are not usable.
The Cal S. Taggart Visitor Center in Lovell has returned to its winter hours, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, but the Yellowtail Dam visitor center is closed for the season.