Emerald Lake Campground


A campground on Emerald Lake on the Beartooth Ranger District.


Camp sites: 32

Accessible Facilities:


Trash Pickup: No

Firewood: No

No Reservations: This campground does not use a reservation system, it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the campground may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months and you should arrive in the early afternoon to ensure there is a space available for the night. There is a 14 day stay limit.

Beartooth District Office
HC 49, Box 3420 5
Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-2103

At a Glance

Fees $9.00

$5 each additional vehicle
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Absarokee, MT
Water: Potable Water

General Information


From Absarokee, MT travel 2 miles south on Hwy 78 to County Road 419 (Nye Road) towards Fishtail, MT. From Fishtail, go 1 mile west on County Road 419. Turn left on County Road 425 (West Rosebud Road). Go south 6 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2072. Go 12 miles on Forest Road 2072 to campground entrance.


Open May 26 to September 8. Campground Open untill December 1 but no services after Labor Day. Pack it in Pack it out.


Largest Parking Spur 30'

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Fire Danger Level: Low
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