Big Springs

West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

Big Springs

Big Springs Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Big Springs is a finely maintained campground back in the woods, with lush vegetation all around—but the lodgepole pines provide limited forest cover, so plenty of sun filters through. The campground is unusually thoroughly developed for a forest service site, even including trash service by way of Dumpsters located on- site. There’s a campground host, and there are separate areas for groups and for day- use picnicking. Anyone intrigued by the river system of eastern Idaho will find plenty of fodder here, because the springs that are the headwaters of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River (and the campground’s namesake) are mostly in walking distance.

If you arrive in June, be sure to bring plenty of mosquito repellant with you. Fishing is limited in some of these areas (check the local signage), but float trips along one of the streams (west toward Henry’s Lake Outlet) are possible. Also within walking distance: the historic Johnny Sack Cabin, which is open from July 4 until Labor Day."

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Trail Information

West Yellowstone
Nearby City
Additional Use
USDA Forest Service, Ashton/Island Park Ranger District, (208) 652-7442.
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Drinking water (faucet), vault toilets, fire rings, pull- through sites, grills, pets allowed, trash service (bear- proof Dumpsters).

Activity Feed

Dec 2018