Beartooth Lake is one of the most easily accessible high mountain lakes along the Beartooth Highway (U.S. Highway 212 between Red Lodge, Montana and Cooke City, Montana).
The Beartooth Lake Campground has over twenty camp sites and water is available at the campground, and there is a nearby store for supplies. At the southern end of Beartooth Lake water flows out of the lake, over massive glacial boulders.
Above the lake, Beartooth Butte is a remnant of sedimentary deposits that once covered the entire Beartooth Plateau. Easy access to the shoreline of Beartooth Lake makes it a popular fishing spot, and the Shoshone National Forest campground is a favorite.