Attention all anglers!

It’s that time of year again when the snow begins to melt, the sun starts shining and the fishing season opens on the Bighorn River in Montana. This year, Cottonwood Camp is thrilled to announce that we will be open for business from April 15th for the entire season, offering anglers an unforgettable experience in the heart of Montana.

Cottonwood Camp is located just a few miles from Fort Smith, Montana, making it an easy and convenient spot for local residents and tourists alike. With a 90-minute drive from Billings, (the nearest airport), anglers can easily access our elevated camp experience with cabins, glamping, and tradiotnal camp and full hook yup RV sites. Enjoy a weekend–or even a whole week–of world-class fishing on the Bighorn River.

The Bighorn River is famous for its brown and rainbow trout, which are known to grow to trophy size in these waters. Brown trout can grow up to 20 inches, while rainbow trout can reach up to 16 inches, making them a popular target for anglers looking for a challenge. With over 5,000 fish per mile on this river, anglers are bound to find an abundance of fish, making it one of the most productive trout rivers in the US.

The Bighorn River is known for its perfect fishing conditions, offering anglers a unique and challenging experience. The river is a tailwater, meaning it is fed by a large dam and the water temperature is constant year-round, making it an ideal spot for fishing throughout the season. Anglers can expect to find a range of fishing conditions from riffles to deep pools, providing opportunities to target fish in different habitats.

We believe that every angler deserves to have the best possible fishing experience, which is why we offer all-inclusive packages. Our packages include everything you need for a successful fishing trip, from lodging to meals, boat rentals, guided fishing trips, a full service fly shop, and activities galore; like axe throwing, casting golf, fly tying lessons and more. Cottonwood Camp offers a range of options, including single-day trips, overnight stays, and multi-day packages, all designed to cater to your individual needs.

Our expert guides are highly experienced and know the Bighorn River inside and out. They are dedicated to ensuring that every angler has the best possible fishing experience, and will go above and beyond to make sure you have a successful trip. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, our guides will provide you with tips and advice to help you improve your fishing skills and target the biggest fish in the river.

Our property is situated just minutes from the banks of the Bighorn River, providing easy access to some of the best fishing spots on the river. Our cabins are fully equipped with all the amenities you need to relax after a long day of fishing, including comfortable beds, full kitchens, and modern bathrooms. And if you haven”t tried gleaming yet–well–it’s not your father’s camping. Tenting with all the comforts and none of the fuss.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable fishing experience, look no further than Cottonwood Camp on the Bighorn River. With our prime location, world-class fishing, and all-inclusive packages, we are the perfect choice for anglers of all levels. Whether you’re looking for a short day trip or a multi-day adventure, we have everything you need to make your trip a success. Don’t miss out on the opening of fishing season on April 15th–book your trip to Cottonwood Camp today!