In order to provide for public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment of the proposed
Yellowtail Reservoir and lands adjacent thereto in the States of Wyoming and Montana
by the people of the United States and for preservation of the scenic, scientific,
and historic features contributing to public enjoyment of such lands and waters, there
is hereby established the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area to comprise the
area generally depicted on the drawing entitled “Proposed Bighorn Canyon National
Recreation Area”, LNPMW-010A-BC, November 1964, which is on file in the Office of
the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
(b)Publication in Federal Register; boundary descriptions and adjustments
As soon as practicable after October 15, 1966, the Secretary of the Interior shall
publish in the Federal Register a detailed description of the boundaries of the area
which shall encompass, to the extent practicable, the lands and waters shown on the
drawing referred to in subsection (a) of this section. The Secretary may subsequently make adjustments in the boundary of the area, subject
to the provisions of section 460t-1(b) of this title, by publication of an amended description in the Federal Register.
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