Big Springs Warming Hut

Area Status: Open
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Big Springs Warming Hut

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 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!

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The warming hut is open for public use through the 2018-2019 winter season.
Operational Hours: The warming hut is available for use from October 1st until May 15th free of charge. 
Fees $60 (Sunday-Thursday) $120 (Friday/Saturday) $5.00 (Exterior RV Electric) There is no fee from October 1st until May 15th.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilets

General Information


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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