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There are five park-service campgrounds in the recreation area; sites are free and first-come, first-served. Accommodations on the south side of the park are available in Lovell, 3 miles west of the intersection of Wyo. 37 and U.S. 14A (Alt. 14).

Forrester's Bighorn River Resort (tel. 800/665-3799 or 406/666-9199; www.forrester-travel.com) is an outfitting company owned and run by former wildlife biologist Nick Forrester and his wife, Francine, a Manhattan-trained chef. There are seven rustic but very comfortable private cabins and a lodge with a massive river-rock fireplace in the living room, cigar loft, pro shop, and dining room where Francine serves meals to soothe weary fishermen. Located about a half-mile north of Fort Smith, the cabins sit on a bluff overlooking the Bighorn River. The Forresters offer hunting and fishing packages that include all meals and lodging starting at about $600 per person per day.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.