Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds
Elevation: 7,200 feet
Season: 2nd week in May - 4th week in September
# of Sites: 26
Price: $16 per night; $8 per night for extra car
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From U.S. Highway 212 (12 miles south of Red Lodge), turn off at Rock Creek Road (Forest Road 2421). Go 0.3 miles to the campground entrance on the right. This campground consists of two loops and a picnic area, divided into two parts, one with 5 group-size tables and the other with 4 tables, one of which is group-size. The access roads and unit spurs are paved.
Aspen and pine-shaded Parkside Campground sits on the banks of Rock Creek, and 5 acre Greenough Lake is nearby that provides rainbow trout fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The campground offers two group sites and 26 single-family sites. The Beartooth Wilderness can be accessed from nearby trail heads by hikers, and limited trails in the surrounding national forest for mountain bikers, and 4x4s. A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, deer, eagles and elk, make their home in the surrounding area. The campground is situated along the Beartooth Highway, deemed by the late Charles Kuralt as “the most beautiful drive in America.” This gateway to Yellowstone National Park is a scenic byway that crosses 10,900’+ Beartooth Pass on the Beartooth Plateau. Numerous lakes, alpine meadows and scenic vistas await the adventuresome with late spring skiing for the super-adventurous.