Black Canyon Closed Due to Flooding
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 28, 2018
If you’re planning a camping trip this weekend in Bighorn Canyon, be aware that high water levels have made one popular camping area unavailable.
The Black Canyon Campsite at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is partially flooded because of rising lake levels. The site, located five miles south of Ok-A-Beh boat ramp at Fort Smith, is a popular location for many visitors.
Park Superintendent Mike Tranel says unusually high rainfall during the last few weeks coupled with a lot of snowmelt from the spring has flooded some of the facilities at Black Canyon. He says that limited sites and facilities are available, and use of the campground may involve more hazards than usual.
Black Canyon is an especially scenic part of the National Recreation Area, and the camping area is nestled in at the end of a beautiful cove. An abundance of pine trees and excellent fishing are hallmarks of the area, and the 17 tent sites are often at capacity during the summer.