Rainbow Point Campground

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Permit: Not required
Shower: No
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $20.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

Rainbow Point offers the perfect location for avid adventurers, with the campground located just a short car ride from the nationally famous Yellowstone National Park. Not to be outdone, Rainbow Point offers a diverse array of opportunities for sightseeing thanks to its surrounding forests, which provide opportunities for boating, fishing, and a multitude of other activities.

For campers who are interested in spending the night in Rainbow Point, there's a multitude of sites here. Of the 84 offered, roughly 75% come standard with electrical hookups. The rest are primitive, offering only the standard campground amenities such as a grilling surface, fire ring, and outdoor utility table. The base rates listed cover the primitive sites, while you'll pay $28 for a more modern area.

Lined on its eastern side by the shore of Hebgen Lake, Rainbow Point makes the perfect place for breaking out your binoculars and doing a bit of birdwatching. There are countless species of waterfowl populating these waters depending on the season, so if you're an enthusiast, make sure to do your research so that you catch sight of the types you're looking for. Common species include white pelicans, sandhill cranes, mallards, and (due to the conservation efforts made over the last few decades) bald eagles. It's almost certain that your canine companion will get excited by these sights, so be sure you've got them on a sturdy restraint if they're coming along.

Lake Hebgen also makes the perfect angling spot, as its waters are notoriously placid and offer robust fishing opportunities. Several species of trout can be seen during the warmer months, as well as during breeding periods. If you and Fido are making the time for a spot of fishing, be sure to keep your companion on a leash of around 6 feet. As fishing is primarily done on the banks of Lake Hebgen, guests are asked to keep Fido out of the water as well, as this can disturb fishing opportunities.

If you're taking your dog out for a hike in the surrounding forests, be sure to keep an eye on them as several species of wild fruit populate the area. While not all of it is harmful to dogs, it can often be hard to tell exactly what they've just eaten.

Rainbow Point Campground is a furrific place to immerse yourself in nature and disconnect from the daily grind, even if only for the weekend.

Safety
Grassland, Beach, Forest, Lake
Moose, Bears
Address
5100 Rainbow Point Road
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Open Months
May - September
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Address
5100 Rainbow Point Road
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Open Months
May - September