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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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This is a highlight of what happened in the 1950's there is a facility that has a film that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
peppersky2
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Midlothian, Texas
Worth a stop on your way to or from Yellowstone

Seeing the power and devastation that can result from an earthquake is impressive. And many don't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Craig M
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Site of the largest earthquake in Montana's history.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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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+1 406-682-7620
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a highlight of what happened in the 1950's there is a facility that has a film that explains what happen very interesting sight to see.

Thank peppersky2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Seeing the power and devastation that can result from an earthquake is impressive. And many don't realize the geologic activity in this area of the country.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew nothing about Earthquake Lake and only learned of its existence because it was on our way to Helena. There is an excellent visitor center and movie discussing the great land slide that took place. Quite fascinating.

Thank DMLLosAngeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So night of terror signs peaked our interest as we drove through the lake on our way to west Yellowstone. So we decided to come back and revisit the place. Interesting how it happened and my dad said he was there camping just like a...More

Thank JAZEStopp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to quake lake and the visitor center nearby. I had never heard of the earthquake in 1959 so I was fascinated. The visitor center wasn't open but there were a lot of signs to explain what happened and just looking at the side...More

1  Thank honeymoonerNE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to see, some spots the trees make the lake look haunted. Pretty cool and worth the drive to see it

Thank Ashlei C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a stop if you're on the road to Ennis. They have a good movie on the history of the disaster and how the lake was formed. There is a nice gift shop and museum.

Thank ACR4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an area of a mountain that collapsed and killed people in a campground in the 50s. They didnt find many of them who were buried under the rubble. The mountain fall created a lake by cutting off the flow of the river. The...More

Thank Love the Shen V... v
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were trying to fill time on a rainy day and decided to drive out to Earthquake Lake. Not only was it an easy, beautiful drive, but the facts behind the lake's existence are fascinating! What used to be a river is now a lake...More

1  Thank RealCABlonde
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were heading back to our cabin on Henry Lake from a fly fishing trip on the Madison River when we passed Quake Lake. Our guide had told us about the Earthquake while we were fishing close to the Ghost Cabins. Some history about the...More

Thank Dan M
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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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