Wild Bill Lake Trail and Picnic Area


Area Status: Open

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

Fees: No fees
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red Lodge, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:

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.


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Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

Picnicking

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.155487

  Longitude : 
-109.368577

  Elevation : 
6800