Horseshoe Bend Campground

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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Unnamed Road Lovell, WY 82431 406-666-2412 Official Website

GPS: 44.9625, -108.2646

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Overview of Horseshoe Bend Campground

Number of Sites 48

Pad Type asphalt

Elevation 3,707 ft / 1,129 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Overall Rating
Site Quality
“Five stars for wild mustangs”

Reviewed 9/25/2020

Nightly rate: $26
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: B6
Overall Rating
The campground is nice — good mixture of sites with water/electric ($26.25/night) and those without hookups ($15.75/night). Most are level, with some exceptions. Decent spacing between sites and many sites with lake views. There seems to be a little snack shop down in the day use/boating area. The mustangs are the real draw here — these horses are direct descendants of the ones brought over by Cortés and they no longer exist anywhere else in the world. If you turn right out of the road to the campground, you can look for the herds (some with little foals!), though apparently there’s at least one herd that likes to hang out in the bushes between Crooked Creek and the campground entrance.
Site Quality

whitney would stay here again

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Maple Plain, MN
28' Airstream CCD International
Chevrolet 2500 HD Silverado Duramax 4WD
236 reviews
“High desert set between the Pryor and Big Horn Mtns. overlooking Big Horn Canyon Lake.”

Reviewed 1/4/2015

Days stayed: 4
Overall Rating
This is the big daddy of C/G's in this area. If you don't have a geezer pass there is a daily charge to enter the Park plus the overnight camping fee. Sites do NOT have electric or water. Water is available as well as a dump station. Plenty of room and beautiful scenery at each site for rigs of most sizes. This can be windy during seasonal changes. You will have for visitors and neighbors: Eagles, Ospreys, hawks, geese, ducks, coyotes, the occasional rattler and invariably a mustang or two might wander the C/G during the eveing and early morning hours. The Canyon area has a wonderful and interesting history. The Big Horn Mtns to the east are gorgeous, but the real prize is to the west, are the Pryor Mountains named after one of Lewis & Clark's soldiers. He brought part of the Corp. back through what is now Yellowstone Park and River. The Pryor Mtns today has a wild horse range that maintains about 200 mustangs that live as they did when they first roamed here. They are a unque breed of horse of Spanish origins. Some today still show slight strippings on their legs (zebra?) and run in groups. Visit the Mustang Center at the entrance to the Park. You will learn a grest deal about these amazing creatures.
Site Quality

Tomp would stay here again

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noted 10/30/2019

19 sites have water and electric

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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