Guide To Fishing At Hebgen Lake
AKA: Hebgen Reservoir
Less than a 15-mile ride from West Yellowstone, MT is Hebgen Lake, a trout anglers' paradise. This 11,000-acre lake is an impoundment of the Madison River with over 65 miles of shoreline. Visitors tend to focus more on fishing here, and less on boating and other water sports.
Fly fishing for big browns and rainbows is the primary draw, with the potential to catch a dream fish on every cast. Plenty of campgrounds and RV parks surround the lake as do boat launch ramps and marinas. The combination of scenic views and alluring fishing make this a favorite destination for a day of fishing or an extended family vacation. Ice fishing in winter is available once there is safe ice.
What to fish for...
Fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout and brook trout at Hebgen Lake in Montana.
Primary fish species residing in Hebgen Lake
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Hebgen Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
Madison Arm Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Cherry Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off USFS Road 167, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Kirkwood Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Access Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.
Lonesomehurst Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Denny Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.
Old Ranch Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, in the Grayling Arm, off Old Ranch Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Rainbow Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, in the Grayling Arm, off Holiday Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Yellowstone Holiday RV Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off US Highway 287, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
11500 Hebgen Lake Rd.
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Yellowstone Holiday RV Campground - 406 646-4242
Rainbow Point Campground - 406 646-1012
Hebgen Basin Campground - 406 646-1012
Cherry Creek Campground - 406 823-6961
Spring Creek Campground - 406 823-6961
Campfire Lodge Resort Campground - 406 646-7258
Beaver Creek Campground - 406 823-6961
Bakers Hole Campground - 877 646-1012
Lonesomehurst Campground - 877 444-6777
Hebgen Lake MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
11500 Hebgen Lake Rd
West Yellowstone, MT59758
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General Fishing Info
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Excellent fishing in southeast Montana for rainbow and brown trout.