Bighorn National Forest

The Bighorn encompasses 1.1 million acres of forested plateau and mountains in north central Wyoming.

Hikers can backpack into remote areas, including the Cloud Peak Wilderness, and winter sports enthusiasts find some of the state's best cross-country skiing and snowmobiling here.

The forest features many distinctive geological formations and historic Native American sites. Bighorn is renowned for large herds of elk and deer.

There are ranger stations in Buffalo, Lovell, and Sheridan.

There are boat launches at Sibley Lake and Meadowlark Lake.
  • 2013 Eastside 2nd St.
  • Sheridan , WY 82801
  • Wyoming
  • Open Year-Round
  • No Entry Fee Charged.
  • (800) 496-9077
  • (307) 674-2600 (877) 444-6777 Camp Reservations (877) 833-6777 TDD Camp Reservations

Touring & Services
  • Visitor Center
  • Children's Activities
  • Guided Tours
  • Scenic Drives
  • Picnicking
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Lodging Nearby
  • Restaurants Nearby
Winter Sports
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Winter Camping
  • Ice Skating
Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bike Touring
Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Saltwater Fishing
Hunting
  • Big Game
  • Upland
  • Waterfowl
Nature & History
  • Bird-Watching
  • Nature Viewing
  • Historic Sites
Camping & Hiking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horse Trails
  • Wheelchair Trails
Paddling & Watersports
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Boat Launch
  • Rafting
  • Beaches