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Hebgen Lake, West Yellowstone

#6 of 6 in Parks in West Yellowstone
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hebgen Lake is located in Southwest Montana and is created by Hebgen Dam. It is well known for the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake (magnitude 7.1 to 7.5) which occurred nearby on August 17, 1959, forming Quake Lake which is located immediately downstream.
Hebgen Lake and the surrounding area offer many recreational activities: camping, fishing, boating, and hiking. Campgrounds include Rainbow Point and Cherry Creek. Rainbow Point is the largest campground on the lake, offering four "loops." Each loop contains approximately 20 campsites. Each campsite can accommodate a full-size camper and one or two vehicles.
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  • Any lake is special, but this one is awesome. We love all the clean water and forestry that surrounds Hebgen Lake. If you are nearby, check it out and get your camera out and take lots of pictures.....  more »
  • We stayed at Rainbow Point campground which is right next to this lake, specifically the Grayling Arm. I recommend staying at Hebgen Lake and not in Yellowstone if you require some amenities while.....  more »

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