Palisades Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Palisades Campground is a free campground, located at the end of Palisades Road #2010 near Red Lodge, just below Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort and the palisades geological formation. The Willow Creek Trail (# 105) and the Palisades Trail (# 109) both leave from the western end of the campground.

  • Camp sites: 6
  • Max Trailer Length: 16ft
  • Host: No
  • Accessible Facilities:Vault toilets
  • Trash Pickup: No
  • Firewood: No.  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 and burning it there.

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 10 day stay limit.  Some sites equipped with bar resistant food storage lockers.

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive north on US Hwy 212 towards Red Lodge for 0.3 miles. Turn left (west) onto the West Fork Rd and drive 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Palisades Campground Rd (unpaved). Drive 1.5 miles to Palisades Campground.

*Please be advised that dogs are allowed on Willow Creek year-round, but the Palisades Trail (#109), which intersects with the Willow Creek Trail a short distance up the trail, has restrictions on dogs. Due to wintering moose habitat, dogs are not allowed on the Palisades Trail between Dec. 1- July 1, except for dogs used for legal hunting purposes.

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

At a Glance

Fees Free
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day (call district office for exact dates, 406-446-2103)
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red Lodge, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Yes. Vault toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service

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