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Tongue River

The Tongue River starts in the Big Horns, flowing northeast and into Montana. Its start is in Bighorn National Forest, where access is good. After flowing onto the plains, most land is privately held. Most of the fishing is accessed off the Bighorn Scenic Byway.

Be sure to pick up a current Wyoming fishing regulations book, or check locally for regs. Parts of this river are catch and release.

We have listed 6 access points for you here. Each are identified by number on the map at the bottom of this page.

You can find stream flow information on our reports page

Key:

  • Fish: B, Br, R, C for Browns, Brookies, Rainbows, and Cutthroats
  • Facilities: T, Camp for Toilets, Camping
  • Number (1)corresponds to location on map 

Tongue Canyon Trail (1)

  • Take exit 9 off I-90 (northwest of Sheridan) Go west on Hwy 14 towards Dayton; Take the Tongue Canyon Road to Sheridan County Picnic Ground, where the Tongue Canyon Trail starts
  • Fish: B, R
  • Facilities: Camp, T

North Tongue (2)

  • Go southwest from Dayton to Burgess Jct on US Hwy 14; go west from Burgess Jct on US Hwy Alt 14  to where road crosses river. There are 2 miles of access between Bull Creek and the bridge.
  • Fish: B, Br, C, R
  • Facilities: Camp

South Tongue (3)

  • Go east from Burgess Jct on US Hwy 14 to where road crosses river; access in Nat'l Forest picnic area
  • Fish: B, Br, R
  • Facilities: T

South Tongue - Dead Swede Campground (4)

  • Go south from Burgess Jct on US Hwy 14 for about 7 miles; turn east on USFS Rd 26
  • Website for Bighorn Nat'l Forest
  • Fish: B, Br, R
  • Facilities: T, Camp

South Tongue Tie Flume Campground (5)

  • Go south from Burgess Jct on US Hwy 14 for about 7 miles; turn east on USFS Rd 26
  • Website for Bighorn Nat'l Forest
  • Fish: B, Br, R
  • Facilities: T, Camp

Walk-In Access near Acme (6)

  • From I-90, turn east on Rd 339; go north to Kleenburn and Acme. Access on river - stay on roads. Detailed map can be found by clicking here
  • Facilities: No Camping, no Fires

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