Memorial Day Weekend at Bighorn Canyon

Memorial Day weekend begins summer hours at both the Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center and the Cal Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center.  The Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center will open on Friday, May 23 and will be open everyday through Labor Day from 9 to 5.  The Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center will be open 8 to 6 everyday starting May 24 through Labor Day.  At that point we return to winter hours, 8:30 to 4:30 everyday.

As May 21, 2014 the lake elevation is 3602.58.  For the coming Memorial Day weekend no fuel will be available on the lake.  The Barry’s Landing and Ok-A-Beh boat ramps are open and have the courtesy docks in.  The floating restrooms are located at Barry’s Landing, Dryhead, Dayboard 9, and Black Canyon.  Medicine Creek docks and floating restroom will not be installed until the lake gets to elevation 3635.  The lake level is still too low to allow launching at Horseshoe Bend. All campgrounds are open.  The utilities have been turned on at Horseshoe Bend.  The fee for utility sites is fifteen dollars per night.

For additional information or help planning at trip to Bighorn Canyon, please call the Cal S. Taggart Visitor Center at 307-548-5406.