Campground at a Glance


What to do in the area:

The Campground:

The Details:

Elevation: 6,800 feet

Season: 3rd week in May - 3rd week in September

# of Sites: 30

Hookups: None

Vault Toilets


Price: $16 per night; $8 per night for extra car

The Route:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):

45.1625, -109.39167

45°9'45"N, 109°23'30"W


From US Hwy 212 (Beartooth Scenic Byway), travel to the south end of Red Lodge, MT. Turn west on West Fork Rock Creek Road (Forest Road 2071), and proceed approximately 7 miles to the campground entrance on the right.

Basin Campground

Lodge pole pine-shaded Basin Campground sits on the banks of the West Fork of Rock Creek and is close to the trailhead for Basin Lakes and is one mile from Wild Bill Lake which is open to fishing, kayaking, and canoeing with an accessible fishing dock. Mountain bikers and hikers are served by a variety of trails, some that offer access to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (sorry no bikes in the wilderness area). A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, deer, eagles and elk, make their home in the surrounding area.

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