Emerald Lake Fishing Access


The Emerald Lake Fishing Access is one of several fishing access parking sites in the West Rosebud drainage. Emerald Lake is stocked regularly by the State of Montana and offers wonderful opportunities for trout fishing.

For a road map of the area, which shows locations of recreation sites and campgrounds, see our Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

*Small boats are allowed on the lake, provided they do not create any wake.

At a Glance

Fees No fees
Open Season: Yearlong
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Absarokee, MT take Hwy 78 2 miles to County Road 419 (Nye Road) towards Fishtail. From Fishtail, go 1 mile west on County Road 419. Turn left on County Road 425 (West Rosebud Road). Go south 6 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2072. Go approximately 12 miles on Forest Road 2072 to fishing access on left (just before Emerald Lake Campground entrance)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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