The Lake that Tilted
Stories of Narrow Escapes
A lake that tipped...a woman who leaped from her home just in time...a performer who didn't let an earthquake stop her...cabins swallowed by waves that came out of nowhere...a highway that vanished...
Here at the site of the former Hilgard Lodge, explore the trails and learn about the fascinating-and sometimes hair-raising-stories of the events of August 17,1959
Explore the Area
Follow the short trail 200 yards to the shore of Hebgen Lake to site of Hilgard Lodge, where you can walk among the remains of the resort, and see evidence of huge waves that rocked the lake after the quake. Walk the old road from the parking area west and discover the landslide where Highway 287 slid into the water.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
Location. 44° 51.355′ N, 111° 19.507′ W. Marker is in West Yellowstone, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker can be reached from Hebgen Lake Road (U.S. 287) 12 miles west of U.S. 191. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Yellowstone MT 59758, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on February 17, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.