Wild Bill Lake Trail and Picnic Area
Wild Bill Lake is a small but beautiful lake located on the West Fork of Rock Creek Road. The picnic area is for day use only. There are four picnic sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Wild Bill National Recreation Trail (# 62) is 0.4 miles and circles around the lake and to two fishing docks. The trail is specifically designed as a barrier-free area with wide hard surface paths around approximately half the lake. There are 2 wheelchair accessible fishing decks, as well as wheelchair accessible picnic tables and toilets.
The lake is stocked multiple times a year with rainbow trout and is a family friendly fishing location. There is ample parking.
At a Glance
|Open Season:||5/26 – 9/6 Full service, Reduced service during shoulder season|
|Closest Towns:||Red Lodge, MT|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office in Red Lodge, MT:
Drive north on US Hwy 212, towards Red Lodge, for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto the West Fork Rd. and drive 2.8 miles. At the big curve in the road, turn left to continue on West Fork Rd. Drive 3.1 miles to Wild Bill Lake, on your right.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Lake and Pond Fishing
Alerts & Warnings
- Closures on Sourdough Canyon and Leverich Canyon Trails Begin Nov.16th
- Pryor Caves Seasonal Area Closure
- Beartooth Ranger District Road and Trail Closures 01-11-82-23-05
- East Rosebud Road 2177 and East Rosebud Trail 15_Closure 01-11-82-23-03
- 01-11-04-23-03 Yellowstone Ranger District Camping Area Closure
- Road 478 Closure (South Fork Madison Road) 01-11-07-23-01
- Woody Creek Road Closure
- Hyalite Target Shooting Closure
- Road #3089, Closure, Sioux Ranger District
- McConnell Fishing Access and Beattie Gulch Area Shooting Closures
- Hyalite Drainage Proposed Permanent Recreational Target Shooting Restriction