Greenough Lake Campground


**Summer Season 2022 - Greenough Lake Campground will be closed due to construction and maintenance as part of the Great American Outdoors Act. More information will be available as the season nears.**

Greenough Lake Campground is 12 miles south of Red Lodge, Montana, along the banks of the Main Fork of Rock Creek. Located just off the scenic Beartooth Highway, the area is popular for fishing, hiking, and scenic driving.

Greenough Lake is 0.2 miles from the campground and offers canoeing, kayaking, and rainbow trout fishing. The Main Fork of Rock Creek is also a popular fishing stream. The Beartooth Wilderness can be accessed via the nearby Hellroaring and Lake Fork trailheads. Visitors also enjoy mountain biking and hiking on the Parkside National Recreation Trail. Hellroaring Road is open to off-road vehicles.

Facilities: The campground offers single-family campsites; two are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided.

Safety:  Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers, a locked vehicle, or provided food storage lockers.

Mount Maurice Trail (#6), Corral Creek Trail (#9), Bear Track Trail (#8), Lake Fork Trail (#2), Parkside Trail (#103), Hellroaring Plateau Trail (#11), Glacier Lake Trail (#3), Sheridan Campground, Rattin Campground, Parkside Campground, Limber Pine Campground, and M-K Campground are also located in the Main Fork Rock Creek drainage.

At a Glance

Reservations: Recreation.gov
1-877-444-6777

You must reserve your campsite at least 24-hours in advance of check-in time (2pm) and reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice.
Fees: $18 per night.

Two non-towed vehicles may be parked per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle is charged an extra fee of $9.00 collected at the campground.

Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host.
Open Season: Early-May - Late-September
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red Lodge, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet

General Information

Accessibility:

Accessible camping sites, accessible vault toilets.


General Notes:

The campground sits in the shadow of the Beartooth Range, on the banks of Rock Creek, less than a quarter-mile from beautiful Greenough Lake. A forest of aspen and pine trees covers the area. A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, deer, and elk, make their home in the surrounding area.

Nearby Attractions

The charming town of Red Lodge, Montona, offers a variety of dining and lodging options, galleries, shops and annual summer events. The Home of Champions Rodeo is held on the Fourth of July weekend, the Beartooth Bike Rally and Iron Horse Rodeo take place in mid-July, the Mountain Man Rendezvous is in late July, and the Festival of Nations happens in early August.

The Beartooth Highway was deemed "the most beautiful drive in America," by the late Charles Kuralt. It snakes across the rugged Beartooth Mountains from Red Lodge to Cooke City. It is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Along the way, visitors are treated to sweeping views and plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Yellowstone National Park's northeast entrance is 55 miles from the campground, via the Beartooth Highway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.


Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.05611, -109.41278
45°3'22"N, 109°24'46"W

From U.S. Highway 212, turn off at Rock Creek Road (Forest Road 2421). Go 1 mile to campground entrance, which is on the left. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Limber Pine Campground and Parkside Campground are both next to Greenough Lake Campground.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Greenough Lake is a short hike from the back of the campground (0.2 miles). For detailed information on fishing in Greenough Lake, please go to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks' Mountain Lakes Guide, page 85, or visit FISHMT.

River and Stream Fishing

For detailed fishing information on Rock Creek, please go to Explore FISHMT.

Day Hiking

Parkside Trail (# 103) is near the campground. Hellroaring Plateau Trail (# 11), Glacier Lake Trail (# 3) and the Lake Fork Trail (# 2) are in the area and not far from the campground.

Viewing Scenery

This campground is at the base of the switchbacks of the Beartooth Highway and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Picnicking

Picnicking is allowed in vacant campsites. If visitors stay 30 minutes or less, the site is free. For longer day-use stays, the fee is half price the overnight fee. The overnight fee for Greenough Lake Campground is $18 per site.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.058078

  Longitude : 
-109.410865

  Elevation : 
7300