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Address: Hardin, MT
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A great bass fishing reservoir inside Bighorn Canyon National Recreation...

A great bass fishing reservoir inside Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2012
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Billings, Montana
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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We saw a pamphlet at the museum, so we drove the 40 miles to the dam to do the tour that the pamphlet said was available. When we got there the gate was across the road that stated that there was no entry for security reasons.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Bigger then I expected , nice place to visit if you have else nothing to do after the Custer Battlefield

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Brooklyn park
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Its a dam! That about it ! If heading the Hartin take the shorter way on highway 313! Not too much to see here.

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Titusville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

We drove from Hardin to visit the Yellowtail Dam and Reservoir. The Visitor's Center has a nice film and small gift area. They have a terrific viewing area inside the center with a perfect view on the full dam. The ride up to the dam winds up the cliffs and provides a beautiful view of the valley. We then drove... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

me and my boyfriend started fishing and went one weekend caught a 20''brown trout and now were hooked we go every weekend from billings my son loves it and were sad winter is almost here one more trip yippy

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Thank April W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to drive to Yellowtail Dam for a swim after a long day traveling and visiting Little Bighorn Battlefield monument and were so glad we did! It is about an hour drive off the beaten path but it was worth the drive for the beautiful scenery and a refreshing swim! You have to drive about 10 miles from the... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

the drive to reservoir was nice..... the best vie would be from a boat traveling up the river ...... but the video at the dam site is nice to watch the overview of the river is nice to see

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Billings, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

A very special place, and if you are a visitor with no boat, rent one! We camp at Black Canyon and consider it a privilege to live here and go there as much as we can in the summer!

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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.

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

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

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