Big Springs Warming Hut


Area Status: Closed
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Big Springs Warming Hut is located 22 miles south of West Yellowstone, Montana in beautiful Island Park, Idaho at an approximate elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors love Island Park for its world-class fishing and outstanding scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Natural Features:

Island Park is composed of two areas of extinct volcanic activity. The Henry's Fork Caldera sits inside the larger Island Park Caldera. 

The area is known for its dense forests of lodgepole pine, broad grassy meadows bursting with summer wildflowers and a wide variety of wildlife, including black and grizzly bears, moose, elk, deer, bald eagles, Sandhill cranes and much, much more.

The warming hut is surrounded by a forest of lodgepole pines. Grasses and summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

Facilities: The warming hut can accommodate up to 200 people. It is fully enclosed and has a concrete floor. Several picnic tables are inside, along with a wood-burning stove for cool weather. Electrical outlets, overhead lighting, and firewood are provided inside the building. There are waterless restrooms adjacent to the warming hut that are available for users to this area.  Please do your part and pack out all garbage when you leave the warming hut/restroom!

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are within a short drive, offering additional hiking and fishing, as well as outstanding scenery. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: The warming hut opens for reservations on June 1.
Operational Hours: The warming hut and waterless restrooms are maintained by the Forest Service from October 1st until May 15th free of charge.
Reservations: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233825  
Fees: Camping Fees: For current fees, please go to Recreation.gov .
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilets

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.485, -111.29972
44°29'6"N, 111°17'59"W

From West Yellowstone, Montana, travel 22 miles south on Highway 20 to Mack's Inn. Turn east on Big Springs Loop Road and travel 2 miles to the warming hut access road. Turn south into the warming hut parking area.


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Activities

Snowmobiling

Facilities: The warming hut can accommodate up to 200 people. It is fully enclosed and has a concrete floor. There is a wood-burning stove with wood available inside the hut. Electrical outlets and overhead lighting are provided inside the building. There are bathrooms adjacent to the warming hut that are available for users to this area.  

Please do your part and pack out all garbage when you leave the warming hut/restroom!

Status: Open

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.484898

  Longitude : 
-111.299217

  Elevation : 
6300