LEWIS FALLS

How to Get There and Brief Description

Located roughly 11 miles inside Yellowstone’s south entrance, and two miles south of Lewis Lake, Lewis falls is easily accessible from parking lots on each side of the Lewis River bridge.

The falls are about 30 feet in height.

Lewis Falls Trail Rehabilitation

Located 10 miles north of Yellowstone’s South Entrance, the Lewis Falls Trail is an easily accessible path which leads to a dramatic overlook of the Lewis River Falls. Last year, more than 700,000 visitors passed through the South Entrance gates and many of these visitors stopped to walk the Lewis Falls Trail, picnic near the falls, or fish in the river. The trail is also very near to the popular Lewis Lake campground where more than 15,000 campers stay and recreate each summer. Because of the high visitor impact in this area, many new trails have formed and much damage has occurred to the vegetation within these trail corridors. This project will focus on repairing the deteriorated main trail so that it is safer, easier to use, and more clearly delineated. The National Park Service trails staff, in partnership with the Montana Youth Conservation Corps, will spend four weeks building masonry steps, installing soil retention and drainage mechanisms, and rehabilitating impacted soils, bared tree roots, and vegetation along the length of this trail.