055 - THUNDER LAKE
EMERGENCIES: In case of emergency, call Park Dispatch at (970) 586-1203 or 911. Map (over) shows the location of the nearest phone.
Site Location: Individual and Group sites are in a forested area west of trail. Stock site is south of trail and east of lake and Patrol Cabin. A wood sign indicates the path to the site; the path may be marked by red arrowheads on trees. Camp safely away from standing dead trees, as near as is safely possible to the silver metal arrowhead.
Number of Sites: 3 individual; 1 group; 1 stock
Elevation: 10,570 feet
Distance: 6.8 miles from Wild Basin TH
Approximate Travel Time: 5 to 7 hours
Elevation Change: 2,070 feet gain
Water Source: Water is available at inlet and outlet streams of lake. Boil or adequately treat all water.
To Reach the Trailhead (TH): Wild Basin TH: From Beaver Meadows Visitor Center follow Hwy 36 approximately 1 mile east then turn right onto Mary’s Lake Road and follow approximately 2.4 miles to Hwy 7. Turn right and follow Hwy 7 approximately 9.1 miles to Wild Basin Road. Turn right onto Wild Basin Road and drive past the Wild Basin Lodge, then veer right to approach the Entrance Station. The TH and Wild Basin Ranger Station are at the end of this road (approximately 2 miles).
Last updated: May 9, 2023