BEAVER CREEK CAMPGROUND
Adress: West Yellowstone, Montana
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. 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. 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. 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.