From West Yellowstone, travel 5 miles north on Highway 191. Turn west (left) onto Rainbow Point Road (Forest Road 6954) and travel 3 miles, then 2 miles north (right) on Rainbow Point Road, after the intersection.
BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SWIMMING, KAYAKING, CANOEING, BERRY PICKING, BIRDING, WATER ACCESS, BACKPACKING, MUSHROOM PICKING
Hebgen Lake Campground,RAPC
Rainbow Point Campground is located on the banks of scenic Hebgen Lake, in southwestern Montana. It is approximately 10 miles north of West Yellowstone and the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its close proximity to Yellowstone.
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. A boat ramp is located within the campground.
Hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails crisscross the surrounding area.
The campground offers several single-family campsites, many of which have electric hookups. Sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase within the campground.
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. Rainbow Point is situated on Rainbow Bay, among a dense forest of lodgepole pine.
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.
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.
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