Custer National Forest

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Rock Creek Road
Red Lodge, MT 59068

GPS: 45.062, -109.404

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 26
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 7146 ft
Max Length: 32 ft
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25 Airstream 25 FB International
2016 Ford truck 150 Eco Boost, Lariat
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 8

janel would stay here again

“This is a wonderful campground that feels like the "old west". ”

Reviewed Feb 06, 2015

Overall Rating

We were lucky enough to camp here in September, after the summer season. There were very few others in the campground, but it looked like it fills on the weekends.

Parkside Campground is located 12 miles south of Red Lodge, Montana, just off the scenic Beartooth Highway.

The campground sits in the shadow of the Beartooth Range. Wildlife, including grizzly bear, deer and elk, make their home in the surrounding area.

Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water. Trash needs to be deposited at the Greenough Lake Campground.

The town of Red Lodge, Montana offers a variety of dining venues. It is a cute town with a grocery store and amenities you might need.

The campground is so close to the Beartooth Highway, and it can be enjoyed easily without having to pull the trailer over it...which I think would be white knuckle pulling a trailer.
The Beartooth Highway was deemed "the most beautiful drive in America" by the late Charles Kuralt. It crosses the rugged Beartooth Mountains from Red Lodge to Cooke City, Montana, and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. A MUST drive.

There is no cell service.
Firewood is available from the camp host.

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  • dry camping
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets


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