Greenough Lake Campground

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 18 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


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: $20 includes one driving vehicle.
  • $10 each additional vehicle.
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 collected at the campground.

Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host for $7.
Open Season: 5/26 – 9/8 Weather Dependent
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red Lodge, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet

General Information


Accessible Facilities: 2 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.


Max Trailer Length: 60 feet


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

Located 11 miles south of Red Lodge on Hwy 212, 0.5 miles west on Main Fork Rd.

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


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 Park's Mountain Lakes Guide, 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 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


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