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Earthquake Lake

27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
+1 406-682-7620
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great and mesmerizing

Would recommend visiting this....a very beautiful lake and goo place to stay and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gkv2014
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San Francisco, California
Very interesting.

I had been here back in 1970. They have greatly improve the visitor center and paths. I would... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Isabel L
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Site of the largest earthquake in Montana's history.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (71 reviews)
“dead trees” (13 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
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+1 406-682-7620
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"visitor center"
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"dead trees"
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"beautiful drive"
in 14 reviews
"hebgen lake"
in 23 reviews
"slide area"
in 8 reviews
"earth quake"
in 8 reviews
"mother nature"
in 13 reviews
"piece of history"
in 5 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 10 reviews
"madison river"
in 22 reviews
"interesting history"
in 6 reviews
"mountain goats"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"island park"
in 4 reviews
"yellowstone area"
in 4 reviews
"landslide"
in 19 reviews
"visitors"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Would recommend visiting this....a very beautiful lake and goo place to stay and enjoy the nature...in May (2018)...it was cold, but with outdoor activities, we managed to stay around and enjoy, what lake and beautiful mountain backdrop offerred...

Thank gkv2014
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been here back in 1970. They have greatly improve the visitor center and paths. I would recommend it, however, make sure you watch the free movie in the visitor center.

Thank Isabel L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While staying at Valley View RV Park we decided to visit the Visitor Center in town. The hostess showed us places of interest and Earthquake Lake was one of them. Well, being that we were staying at Valley View RV park the road to get...More

Thank Safari-Rick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location was recommended to me and I am so glad I went. The devastation of the 1959 earthquake is still evident and the visitors center does a very good job of explaining what happened. The hike up to the Monument boulder is challenging. We...More

Thank Florence G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. It is the result of the 59' quake that rattled the region. Homes were swept away, people were buried alive under the crumbling mountain (God bless them and theirs). Today, you can walk the trail along the old broken highway...More

Thank Amanda G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sad story of how this lake got it's beginning. Google it if you want to read the true story' It is a beautiful lake with a very interesting visitor center. Great views from this well kept and clean Center. I highly recommend a stop...More

Thank lvmt4sure
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Stay over Raynolds Pass in Idaho on Henry's Fork of the Snake, to avoid the West Yellowstone crowds, but book early.

Thank lylemeeks
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Worth stopping at all of the roadside information signs. The descriptions of the horror campers along the Madison River suffered during a midnight 7.2 earthquake in 1959 brings the event to life.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I was so excited to bring my boyfriend here. I went every summer as a kid and just thought this place was the coolest. I ended up doing a book report on it because I was slightly obsessed. The roofs of the houses used to...More

Thank BrookeA085
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Scenic views and well kept areas. the area is absolutely dream worthy. I haven't seen many places like in my travels.

Thank Daniel J
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March 26, 2018|
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Response from W M | Reviewed this property |
There is a decent walkway to walk around and view the area. I don’t think you will have a problem except it is slightly uphill but there is also viewing from the parking lots. I don’t know for certain but I would think... More
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rowanheldreth
July 31, 2017|
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Response from Ozarkhound | Reviewed this property |
It is pet friendly, almost no grass for your pet and no shade at visitor center.
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