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Outfitter/Guide Forrester's Bighorn River Resort
Address Handicapped Accessible 40.754 Hwy 313
Fort Smith, MT 59035
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About The waters of southern Montana's Bighorn River have long drawn those seeking respite and room to back cast. Just outside of Fort Smith, Montana, Forrester's Bighorn River Resort isn't near big tourist attractions or bustling towns and that's just the way its admirers like it. Among the country's most distinguished sporting lodges, Forrester's is the only resort that holds all four Orvis endorsements - wingshooting, fly-fishing, lodge, and outfitter and expedition. Forrester's offers a variety of sporting packages, from two- to six-day fishing and hunting packages to 'Sportsman's Packages' that include Orvis-endorsed guides, hunting dogs, gourmet meals and accommodations for fishing, hunting or a combination of both. Forrester's also has an exclusive license to outfit horse-pack, Jeep and hiking trips into the Cloud Peak Wilderness for day, overnight or multi-day fishing expeditions in the area's clear, mountain lakes and streams. From the moment you arrive at Forrester's, you'll know that you chose the best location. The Bighorn River boasts 7,500 trout per mile and Forrester's has private access to the finest stretch - the upper 3/4 mile across from the Breakfast Hole. We also offer unparalleled hunting access for Ringneck Pheasant, Sharptail Grouse, and Hungarian and Chuckar Partridge on the finest 110,000 acres of the Bighorn Valley. Owners Nick and Francine Forrester have worked hard to create an experience that combines ambiance with adventure. In addition to location, Forrester's also offers the best in accommodations. Guests' private log cabins are a mere stone's throw from the banks of the Bighorn and comfortably outfitted with 'real world' luxuries and conveniences including wireless Internet. Forrester's magnificent log lodge includes a pro-shop and gourmet dining room where Francine's international culinary training inspires menus that are delectably unforgettable. Following dinner, guests can retreat to the lodge's large porch overlooking the river. So whether it's staying at the best spot on the Bighorn, the triumph of holding a 22-inch rainbow before the camera or bagging your limit of game birds, Forrester's Bighorn River Resort -- where Montana keeps her promises.
Fort Smith, MT 59035
CONTACT 406-666-9199
SEASON April - December
PAYMENT METHODS American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Visa
RESERVATIONS Late Cancellation Fee, Reservations Required
DISCOUNTS Group Discount, Off Season
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS Forrester's Bighorn River Resorts is located near Fort Smith. From Billings, take Interstate 90 east to Hardin (from the airport follow 27th Street to the Interstate). Take the Hardin exit and turn right; you're now on Highway 313 South. From there, follow the signs to Xavier. At Xavier, turn left at the Fort Smith/Yellowtail Dam sign (staying on Highway 313, do not cross the Bighorn River). You will be traveling along the Bighorn River and follow Highway 313 for another 17.1 miles. The Bighorn River Resort is on the right side of the road, just before you get to Fort Smith. Look for the log lodge and fly shop, and log guest cabins overlooking the Bighorn River.
SERVICES Breakfast Equipment Rental Fishing Licenses Guide Handicapped Accessible Horse Rental Internet Access Lodging Lunch Meals Included Pack Animal Tour
ACTIVITIES Backcountry Camping Bird Hunting Bird Watching Boating Bow Hunting Camping Fishing Float Trips Fly Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Lake Fishing Lodging Overnight Pack Trips Photography Private Land River Fishing Stream Fishing Tent Camping Trail Rides Upland Bird Hunting Waterfowl Hunting Wildlife Viewing

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