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.
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.
The campground offers several single-family sites. Four RV-compatible sites have electric hookups. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided,as well as vault toilets and drinking water. Firewood is available for purchase from the campground host.
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.
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.
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This is a fairly public campground, so there tends to be a lot of traffic during the day. It is also a day use access point so there is also that traffic! There is a boat launch, and beach access on almost every part of the campsite. Sites run between $12-15 depending on the site. There are also discounts for Veterans and Senior Citizens. It is a fairly clean campsite but you may have to book months in advance. If you drive past this campsite there are hundreds of dispersed campsites FOR FREE. But you’ll have to find them, by wandering down the dirt roads. ;)
A wonderful location, accessible, clean, cared for. There are hiking trails nearby. The hosts are very accommodating and friendly.
We only stayed briefly here, but I wish it was more time! Looks like a great area to explore. We used it because it was really close to Yellowstone and we could reserve it and arrive late at night. Would love to go back!
Lonesomehurst was amazing!! It was quite, peaceful and everyone there was so nice. It's a little out but I think it's worth it. The lake is so nice you can go swimming, kayak and paddle board. For a full set up it was $23 and for a little one it was $16. They have running water and bathrooms, but no showers. All and all it was great and I would totally do it again!!!
We got there at about midnight and the camp host told us to just set up, get some rest and pay in the morning. They have paddle boards that you can rent and there's a beautiful view. The only sound that we heard were the geese Squawking during the night. Overall a great decision because it is very small and not very many people. Definitely recommend it!
Great campsite near West Yellowstone for those who are interested in visiting the park. Campsites near the lake have fantastic views, and perfect trees for hammocks. Nice beach-like area for playing in/near the water.