Sage Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sage Creek Campground is the only campground in the Pryor Mountains. It is located along the banks of Sage Creek.  Big Ice Cave Picnic Ground, and the Bureau of Land Management Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range are also located in the Pryor Mountains. Numerous motorized trails are located in the Pryor Mountains. See the current year's edition of motor vehicle use map (and legend) for the area and road closures.

There is a 10 day maximum stay in all Beartooth Ranger District campgrounds 

  • Camp sites: 12
  • Host: No
  • Max Trailer Length: 30ft
  • 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.

* Please be advised that there is not consistent potable water here. Call the district office to learn if there is water, or plan ahead and bring your own.

Directions from the town of Bridger:
[This route is not advised for campers or horse trailers. High clearance vehicles are recommended] Drive south of Bridger for 2.8 miles and turn left on Pryor Mountain Road. Drive 12.2 miles until the road dead ends. Turn right to continue on Pryor Mountain Road/ Railroad Grade Rd. Drive 2.8 miles and turn left onto Pryor Mountain Road/ Railroad Grade Rd. In 2.2 miles, turn right onto Railroad Grade Rd. This becomes Forest Road 2500 (Powerline Road). We recommend high clearance vehicles for this section of road. It is rocky and a single track. Drive 6.9 miles and turn right onto Pryor Mountain Road/ Forest Road 2308. Drive 0.3 miles and turn left onto Sage Creek Rd. Drive 0.3 miles to Sage Creek Campground.  Roads in the Pryor Mountains become impassable when wet.

For access with campers or trailers, it is recommended to access the Pryor Mountains from the south, via the Crooked Creek Road. From Bridger, drive 21.5 miles south on Hwy-310 to Warren (a conveyeor belt for a quarry goes over the road). Turn left onto Quarry Rd and drive 6.9 miles (at 4.3 miles, the road name changes to Helt Rd). Veer to the right onto Gyp Springs Rd and drive for 7.1 miles. Turn left onto Helt Rd and drive for 0.2 miles, then veer to the right onto Crooked Creek Rd. Drive 6 miles to the Forest Service boundary. Continue another 3.4 miles to Tie Flats. Turn left onto Pryor Mountain Rd (Forest Road 2308) and drive 7.6 miles. Turn right onto Sage Creek Road and drive 0.3 miles to Sage Creek Campground, on your right. [approximate driving time from Bridger, MT: 2.5 hours].

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

At a Glance

Fees $5.00
  • $10 for double sites
  • 1/2 price with Interagency Senior and Access Pass
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day (call district office for exact dates, 406-446-2103)
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Bridger, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Yes. Vault toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:

Winter Use:
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.

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