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LONESOMEHURST CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LONESOMEHURST CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Tue Oct 21 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lonesomehurst Campground is located on the banks of scenic Hebgen Lake, just 20 minutes from West Yellowstone, in southwestern Montana. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park.

Natural Features:

Hebgen Lake sits on the Madison River, at an elevation of 6,240 feet. The lake covers 21 square miles and has 65 miles of shoreline. Lonesomehurst is situated on the South Fork Arm of the lake, among lodgepole pines.

A variety of waterfowl is often spotted in the area, including Sandhill cranes, herons, Western grebes, white pelicans, osprey, Canada geese, mallards, wood ducks, loons and bald and golden eagles. Bison, deer and moose are frequently seen as well.

Recreation:

Hebgen Lake is considered Montana's premier stillwater fishing lake. Anglers will find a healthy population of brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Boating and swimming are popular activities on the lake. A boat ramp is located within the campground.

Hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails crisscross the surrounding area.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, one of which is accessible. Four RV-compatible sites have electric hookups. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. Firewood is available for purchase from the campground host.

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 exhibits and educational programs.

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Waterfront Sites
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Dock
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be stored in approved containers and secured when campsite is unoccupied
  • Additional first-come, first-served sites are available
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.73599, -111.2313
44°44'10"N, 111°13'53"W

From West Yellowstone, travel west on Highway 20 for eight miles, then continue four miles north on Hebgen Lake Road (Denny Creek Road).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LONESOMEHURST CAMPGROUND
40 Lonesomehurst Rd.
West Yellowstone  MT  59758

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)646-1012
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