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BEAVER CREEK CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BEAVER CREEK CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Tue May 20 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Beaver Creek Campground is located near the Madison River and Earthquake Lake, less than 30 minutes from West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, boating and hiking opportunities, as well as its close proximity to Yellowstone.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a hillside above the Madison River and Earthquake Lake. Hebgen Lake is also nearby. A forest of pine, Douglas fir and aspen forest the campground. Plentiful grasses and summer wildflowers cover the forest floor.

Recreation:

Earthquake Lake offers fishing and canoeing and can be accessed via trails from within the campground, or less than a mile away on the highway. A visitor center is nearby, with interpretive displays, as well as information on the 1959 earthquake and subsequent landslide that formed the lake.

Hebgen Lake is considered Montana's premier still-water fishing lake. Anglers will find a healthy population of brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Boating and swimming are popular activities on the lake.

The Cabin Creek Trail begins at nearby Cabin Creek Campground. This 6-mile trail is open to hikers and horseback riders.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, drinking water, food storage lockers and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

West Yellowstone offers dining, shopping and lodging options. The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a popular attraction, with live grizzlies, gray wolves and birds of prey, and a variety of educational exhibits and programs.

Yellowstone National Park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Auto Touring
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Geological Attractions
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Lodging
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be stored in approved containers
  • A maximum of two vehicles are allowed per site; the first vehicle is included in the reservation fee and a $6.00 fee for each additional vehicle will be collected at the campground.
  • Click here for more information on the Gallatin National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.86139, -111.37278
44°51'41"N, 111°22'22"W

From West Yellowstone, drive 8 miles north on Highway 191, then 16 miles west on Highway 287.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BEAVER CREEK CAMPGROUND
Hwy 287
West Yellowstone MT 59758

Phone Number:

Project Office:(406)646-1012
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