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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Horseshoe Bend - Bighorn Canyon National Rec Area
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
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Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Horseshoe Bend - Bighorn Canyon National Rec Area is located in Montana
Latitude
44.962 N
Longitude
-108.266 W
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4 Reviews of Horseshoe Bend - Bighorn Canyon National Rec Area
Desert Camping

This is a great campground if you're going to be out on the lake or hitting the off-road trails. Its literally a campground in the desert though there are some great views in the surrounding areas. The campground itself if nice if you don't mind that there aren't any trees. There are some permanent shades in select campgrounds. Some sites have full water and power hook-ups and there's a free dump station on your way out. The campground was clean! Some sites are very very basic and some sites are updated and well laid out with plenty of room.  We went over 4th of July weekend with no reservations and there were still a handful of open sites available though the good ones that would fit a longer camper trailer were pretty much taken up. The camp hosts were super friendly. The campground sits about a 1/2 mile or so from the lake. The marina/boat dock has a tiny store and there is a great area for day use (bring mosquito spray!). If you're going up for off-roading be sure to print out some maps before hand as there are plenty of great trails and views in this area! The attached pics are from Devil's Canyon Lookout area and from up the canyon in a boat.

Like a small desert... next to a lake.

Horseshoe Bend is a great camping area. It is right next to the marina, where you can buy a few supplies, and there is a roped off swimming area nearby. Great place for families to get away.

No cell signal, which is not really a bad thing in my opinion.

We have found scorpions, however, so always be aware of your surroundings!

Horseshoe Bend needs no introduction

It’s big open campground but the sites are so large we didn’t mind---plus you get better views of the amazing colors on the cliffs. Pros: central location, near the marina, incredible views from your tent, water, flush toilets, clean, great caretakers, stargazing, large sites. Cons: only some of the sites have shade pavilions.

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Private and Beautiful

I stayed at this campground while driving around the country with some close friends. The sites were very nice and the place was completely empty when we were there. It was the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. Make sure to walk down the hill to the lake since that is where you can fill up on water. Though be prepared cause it was turned off during the winter months when we were there. We had to drive down the road and go buy jugs of water to hold us over for the night. The only challenge was that it was very dry and I couldn't have a fire even though it was cold (Can't really hold that against the campsite though).