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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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Best recorded history

The scenery is both breathtaking and heartbreaking. What families woke up to was so unexpected and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra C
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West Yellowstone, Montana
Eerie Earthquake Lake

While visiting this area last fall I made a point to stop at Earthquake Lake. It is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Johnna_1964
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Aurora, Colorado
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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” (70 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (14 reviews)
“dead trees” (12 reviews)
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27 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and 44 miles south of Ennis, Montana on US Highway 287., West Yellowstone, MT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scenery is both breathtaking and heartbreaking. What families woke up to was so unexpected and so well documented.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 7 December 2017

While visiting this area last fall I made a point to stop at Earthquake Lake. It is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountainous terrain. It was very serene and tranquil the day I went. The sun glistened off the glass-like surface of the water in...More

1  Thank Johnna_1964
Reviewed 22 November 2017

excallent place to go for a walk and to see the nature , excellent location , wonderful mountains , the snow was excellent , had a good day

Thank Maxi2005
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The visitor center is an excellent place to visit to learn about the 1959 earthquake.It has lots of pictures and videos about that quake that was 7.4 in magnitude.

Thank skipthewinter
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Knowing the history it is worth seeing. But the feeling that I get I do not want to spend a long time at the point of interest. I always take friends and family to see it.

Thank Sharon Z
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very interesting history which is well worth stopping to check out is you are in the area. Was not on our list of sites, but should have been. It was cold and snowing when were were there and we were still glad we stopped.

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 2 November 2017

we drove up by this lake on our way into west yellowstone and it was picturesque. great scenic views for anyone into photography.

Thank robnkim
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Visitors to to Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake can see nature's destruction and rebirth. It is the amazing story of an earthquake that caused a massive avalanche in Aug. 1959. Down the road a bit look for the road that takes you to Ghost Village....More

Thank sbcucinotta
Reviewed 28 October 2017

As you are roll through Yellowstone you must stop here. The back story is fantastic and it is a place to sit still for a while and take in the scenery.

Thank Marlene W
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of great views and nature plus places you can pull off and eat a lunch outdoors or have a picnic. Just beware when eating as food smells can attract bears. the Doctor show me some LOVE ❤️Hit me with a Helpful VOTE!

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
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rowanheldreth
1 August 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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