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“A regular place to boat not far from Billings”

Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Hardin
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Owner description: A great bass fishing reservoir inside Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
Billings, Montana
1 review
“A regular place to boat not far from Billings”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Probably one of the most beautiful lakes in the country winding thru
the bighorn mountains 75 miles thru a canyon and undeveloped Available only by boat at each end of the lake.

Visited September 2012
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Billings, Montana
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Dramatic location”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

This isn't exactly a wilderness experience, but the view down over the reservoir is pretty exciting. Best seen by boat.

Visited June 2012
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Voorheesville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“not worth the drive”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

The scenery is pretty, but not a lot of information is available at the site. There was a staff person, but no park ranger on a Saturday. The exhibits at the center are interactive, but more like buttons that light up and explain. It's a long drive. Unless you like to fish not a great location. We wanted to take a boat ride, but you need to approach the park from Wyoming - over an hour away - to take the boat ride. It's a long drive.

Visited July 2012
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Billings, Montana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Camping”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

The campgrounds need to be looked at and some updates need to be made. The restroom was the worst smelling area I have ever been around and I have been some rotten places, the person watching the grounds was becoming more aggressive than needed, to the point of harrassment, and it was next to immpossible to set a tent up. Otherwise, it was a very beautiful place to be.

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Billings, MT
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“beautiful boating”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

we love yellowtail...it's beautiful, and scenic. the only problem with the area is garbage disposal. over the last couple years, all of the garbage cans have been removed from the recreation area...that means camp grounds, bathrooms, etc...if you are camping, you have NO PLACE to put your garbage. And this is bear country! Even if you are not camping, at the end of your boating day the bathrooms are DISGUSTING because of lack of garbage disposal sites. This has only been in the last couple of years.... someone with no clue has taken over and changed everything...other than that the area itself is beyond beautiful.

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