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Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Sights

Crystal Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Fodor's Review

In the higher reaches of the mountains is pristine Crystal Lake. There's excellent hiking along interpretive and wildflower trails as well as camping, fossil hunting, and ice-cave exploration. The ice cave is a 6-mi hike from the 28-site campground; June is the best time to see the 30-foot ice pillars formed over the winter. There's a cabin 6 mi from the gate for snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers, but it's closed when the snow is too deep to navigate (which

is most of the winter). No motorized boats are allowed on the lake.

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Sight Information


Crystal Lake Rd., unknown, Montana, 59479 , United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily; automobile access generally June–Nov., but can be seasonally restricted by deep snow


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