NPS Works with Tribe on Ok-A-Beh Access
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 1, 2018
The National Park Service and the Crow Tribe have extended their agreement that allows use of the Ok-A-Beh road at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
The 9-mile road is the only land access route into the northern end of the Bighorn Canyon reservoir and marina, which the Park Service manages as part of the national recreation area, which includes parklands and waters in both Montana and Wyoming. The Crow Tribe owns Ok-A-Beh Road and associated lands in Montana around the park marina.
Representatives of the Crow Tribe and the Park Service signed the extension yesterday which allows continued access to the Ok-A-Beh road and the park marina to which the road leads. The extended agreement will run through Dec. 1st of this year.
Park Service officials say they have been working with the tribe over the last several years to negotiate a new long-term agreement to replace the original 50-year memorandum that expired last December.