- Bighorn River
The Bighorn River is a
tributaryof the Yellowstone, approximately 461 mi (742 km) long, in the western United Statesin the states of Wyomingand Montana.
The upper reaches of the Bighorn, south of the
Owl Creek Mountainsin Wyoming, are known as the Wind River. The two rivers are sometimes referred to as the Wind/Bighorn. The Wind River officially becomes the Bighorn River at the Wedding of the Waters, on the north side of the Wind River Canyon near the town of Thermopolis. From there, it flows through the Bighorn Basinin North Central Wyoming, passing through Thermopolis and Hot Spring State Park.
At the border with Montana, the river turns northeast, and flows past the north end of the Bighorns, through the Crow Indian Reservation, where the
Yellowtail Damforms the reservoir Bighorn Lake. The reservoir and the surrounding gorgeare part of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
It is joined by the
Little Bighorn Rivernear the town of Hardin, Montana. Approximately fifty miles further downriver, it joins the Yellowstone.
List of Wyoming rivers
List of rivers of Montana
Montana Stream Access Law
* [http://waterplan.state.wy.us/basins/bighorn/bighorn.html State of Wyoming: Bighorn River Basin]
* [http://wyomingpartners.fws.gov/wy3c.htm U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Wind/Bighorn River Drainage]
* [http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/access/gf/public/bighornwedding.asp Wyoming Game and Fish map showing the Wind River becoming the Bighorn.]
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