East Rosebud Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

East Rosebud Campground is nestled in the trees, not far from East Rosebud Lake. East Rosebud is considered one of the more scenic drainages in the Beartooths and the campground is a short distance from the East Rosebud Trail (#15), Spread Creek Trail (#13), and Phantom Creek Trail (#17).  Jimmy Joe Campground and Sand Dunes Picnic Ground also located in the East Rosebud drainage.

*Please be advised that much of the area directly around East Rosebud Lake is private property. Fishing or boat access to the lake is limited. Please call the district office for more information.

  • Camp sites: 14
  • Host: No
  • Max Trailer Length: 20ft
  • Accessible Facilities: None
  • Trash Pickup: Bear resistant trash container centrally located on site during peak season only.
  • Firewood: No

There are no reservations for this campground. This campground does not use a reservation system; it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware that the campground is very popular and may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months. You should arrive early to ensure there is a space available for the night. There is a 10 day stay limit.  Some sites in campground have bear resistant food storage lockers.

This campground is maintained from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day (call district office for exact season dates). During these dates there is a fee to stay in the campground (listed below).

Outside of the peak summer dates (Memorial Day- Labor Day), the campground is ungated, free, and available for use (no services, not maintained, roads are not plowed). If you visit outside the peak fee season, please bring your own water, toilet paper (outhouse will remain open), and please pack out your trash.

Directions from district office to East Rosebud Campground:
Drive north on US Hwy 212 for 2.1 miles. Turn left (west) onto MT-78 and drive 19.7 miles. Turn left (south) onto Roscoe Rd. Drive 2.3 miles, cross the bridge and turn right (south) onto East Rosebud Rd. Drive 10.5 miles to the campground, on your left.

At a Glance

Fees $9.00
  • $5 each additional vehicle
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day (call district office for exact dates, 406-446-2103)
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Roscoe, MT, Absarokee, MT, or Red Lodge, MT
Water: Potable Water
Operated By: US Forest Service

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