Surrounded by the Big Horn, Pryor, and Absaroka mountain ranges and within minutes of National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and Wyoming state lands, Powell is an outdoor recreation paradise.
One of the many favorite local activities is a round on the Powell Municipal Golf Course - an 18 hole championship course. You'll discover a beautiful contrast between the two 9's - the front nine features desert links - with dense, tall trees on the back nine. The Powell Golf Club is open to all golfers and features:
For more information visit the Powell Golf Club web site or give them a call 754-7259.
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966. Bighorn Lake extends 71 miles through Wyoming and Montana. The Recreation Area is composed of 120,000+ acres, which straddles the northern Wyoming and southern Montana borders. There are two visitor centers and other developed facilities in Fort Smith, Montana and near Lovell, Wyoming. Visit the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area web site for a boating map, driving directions and detailed visitor information.
Located in north-central Wyoming, the Big Horn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains. The Bighorn National Forest features multiple reservoirs, 32 campgrounds, 3 scenic byways, 14 picnic areas, 7 lodges, miles and miles of streams, 189,000 acres of Wilderness, 1,500 miles of trails, and much more that provide a forest experience unique to the Big Horns. Visit the Big Horn National Forest web site for useful information about an outdoor recreation visit.
Located north and a bit east of Powell, Wyoming the Pryor Mountains provide one of the last best places to find wild horses roaming freely. Approximately 120 wild horses make their home in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. Several web sites provide information on the Pryor Mountain wild horses and how to access to their high mountain home:
The Shoshone National Forest was set aside in 1891 as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, making the Shoshone the first national forest in the United States. It consists of some 2.4 million acres of varied terrain ranging from sagebrush flats to rugged mountains. At it's northern end the Shoshone National Forest abuts the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. Visitors to Powell can be enjoying all the Shoshone Forest has to offer with in an hours drive time. A favorite day trip for area residents is a trip north to Red Lodge, Montana, and then a scenic mountain drive over the world famous Beartooth All-American Road.
Just 24 miles west of Powell the Yellowstone Park gateway community of Cody, Wyoming. Cody provides varied lodging opportunities, fine dining, world class museums including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and unique western activities including a nightly rodeo during summer months. Both the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and the Buffalo Bill's Yellowstone Country web sites provide valuable visitor information about Cody and surrounding areas.
The Powell Recreation District organizes many activities in the Powell area. Please contact them for specific activities, schedules and fee at 307-754-5711.