Parkside Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Parkside Campground is south of Red Lodge, along the banks of the Main Fork of Rock Creek. It is near the base of the switchbacks of the Beartooth Scenic Highway.  Mount Maurice Trail (#6) Corral Creek Trail (#9), Bear Track Trail (#8), Lake Fork Trail (#2), Parkside National Recreation Trail (#103), Hellroaring Plateau Trail (#11), Glacier Lake Trail (#3), Sheridan Campground, Rattin Campground, Greenough Lake Campground, Limber Pine Campground and M-K Campground are also located in the Man Fork Rock Creek drainage.

There is a 16 day maximum stay in all Beartooth Ranger District campgrounds 

  • Camp sites: 28
  • Host: Yes
  • Max Trailer Length: 40ft
  • Accessible Facilities: Toilet and 2 campsites. Visit for details.
  • Trash Pickup: Bear resistant dumpsters centrally located entrance of Greenough Lake CG road
  • Firewood:Yes- $5.00 / bundle. Don't move firewood to other areas or bring in outside firewood. Prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by obtaining firewood near your destination or purchasing it from the campground host.

Reservations must be made more than 5 nights in advance of your stay.
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of your stay.
Reserve a campsite here

*20% of this campground is non-reservable and is for walk-in customers. Be advised that this campground is very popular and may fill up on during the summer months, especially on weekends and holidays. You should plan accordingly, make a reservation if possible, or arrive early to ensure there is a space available for the night.  Some sites are equipped with bear resistant food storage lockers.  Look under site amenities in reservation system.

*A map of the campground can be found on


Beartooth Ranger District
6811 US Hwy 212
Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-2103


At a Glance

Fees $16.00
  • $8 each additional vehicle
  • $6 day use campground fee for over ½ hour
  • 1/2 price fees with Interagency Senior and Access Pass holders
  • Group sites:  A- max 50 people, 2 RV’s; B- max 30 people, 2 RV’s.
    • 1-35 people= $60
    • 36-50 people= $80
Open Season: Early-May - Late-September (call district office for exact dates, 406-446-2103)
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red Lodge, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Yes. Vault toilet
Operated By: Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds

General Information


Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive south on US Hwy 212, towards Cooke City, for 10.7 miles. Turn right on the Main Fork Rd (Forest Road 2421). Drive 0.4 miles to the entrance to Parkside Campground.


Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive south on US Hwy 212 towards Cooke City for 10.7 miles. Turn right onto the Main Fork Rd (Forest Road 2421). Drive 0.4 miles to the entrance to Parkside Campground, on your right.

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Parkside Campground is next door to both Greenough Lake and Limber Pine Campgrounds.


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