Hebgen Lake has been called the premier stillwater fishing lake in Montana, as large rainbow and brown trout are found in good numbers. In addition to great dry fly lake fishing, activities include boating, camping, and swimming. First-timers may want to consider a guide; the lake is large enough that prime fishing areas can be overlooked.
Hebgen Lake is conveniently located for locals and visitors of West Yellowstone. Highway 287 parallels Hebgen Lake for much of its length on the north side, allowing for easy road access. Additionally, numerous campgrounds are located on the south side of the lake. Montana's official travel site offers more information.