Kingfisher Lodge - Fort Smith

Established in 1991, Kingfisher Lodge has been guiding anglers on the Bighorn River for 27 years. We believe the best way to turn a Big Sky country experience into memories you cherish forever is a combination of outstanding guides, world renowned trout fishing, great food and comfortable accommodations. Our commitment to hospitality runs deep. We promise to exceed your expectations. Let us become your new tradition.

Fishing the river it all starts with a 21 mile stretch of calcium-rich water with an average of 4,000 fish per mile. Where you'll cast for trout that average 14-18 with the possibility of a 24 trophy lurking just a cast away. While summer is an amazing experience on the river, especially with a root beer float in hand, some of the best fishing can be had in the late fall and early spring.

Fishing the lake this reservoir is one of the best-kept secrets in the United States. The scenic beauty is second to none with canyon walls soaring up to 1,000 feet above waters loaded with a variety of species. The fishing really is as thrilling as the view. You can hook anything from smallmouth bass, carp, crappie to cat fish. We offer lake trips from mid-July through August, whether you spend a whole trip "up top" or just one of your days."

Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
3138 Warman Loop
Fort Smith,  MT 59035

Phone: 406-666-2326
Fax: 406-666-2356

Travel by Air

If you have your own plane Fort Smith has an excellent 3800 foot runway (no tower). Contact us prior to arrival for ride options.

If you fly into the Billings Airport, we recommend Wilson Transport's shuttle service - 406-256-9793. There are also car rental services in town.


From the West - Take I-90 south from Billings, travel 44 miles and take the first Hardin exit. Follow signs for Yellowtail Damn and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. onto state highway 313. At St.Xavier (a post office and abandoned school) take a left at the post office - there is a sign for Bighorn Nat'l Recreation Area. Stay on Hwy 313 until mile-marker 38 on the right side of the road, take the first right onto the first paved road marked by a river access sign. Follow the road a half-mile to a T junction and turn right. Kingfisher Lodge is on your left about 100 yards up the road.

From the South- Head north on I-90, take exit 509 at Crow Agency. It winds through the Crow Reservation and connects with Hwy 313, take a left and continue as listed above through St. Xavier toward Bighorn Canyon and mile marker 38.

Directions from the East- Head west on I-94 exit at Custer and take Hwy 47 south to Hardin. At Hardin Hwy 47 becomes 313, follow directions for "from the west".

February 1 - November 15

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American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Paypal, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa

Late Cancellation Fee, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended

Air Conditioning, Breakfast, Dinner, Fax Service, Fine Dining, Handicapped Accessible, Hot Breakfast, Internet Access Wireless, Lunch, Meals Included, Non-Smoking, Parking, Pets Allowed, Recreation Room

Fishing, Lake Fishing, Nature