Limber Pine Campground

Limber Pine Campground is south of Red Lodge, along the banks of the Main Fork of Rock Creek. It is near the base of the switchbacks of the Beartooth Scenic Highway. Mount Maurice Trail (#6), Corral Creek Trail (#9), Bear Track Trail (#8), Lake Fork Trail (#2), Parkside National Recreation Trail (#103), Hell Roaring Plateau Trail (#11), Glacier Lake Trail (#3), Sheridan Campground, Rattin Campground, Parkside Campground, Greenough Lake Campground, and M-K Campground are also located in the Main Fork Rock Creek drainage.

There is a 16 day maximum stay on all Beartooth Ranger District campgrounds.

  • Camp sites: 13
  • Host: Yes at Parkside CG
  • Max Trailer Length: 45ft
  • Accessible Facilities: Toilet and 2 campsites.
  • Trash Pickup: Bear resistant dumpsters centrally located at the beginning of the Greenough Lake CG road
  • Firewood:  $5.00 / bundle. 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 or purchasing it from the campground host.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations must be made more than 5 nights in advance of your stay, and can be made up to 6 months in advance.

*** 20% of this campground is non-reservable and is for walk-in customers. This campground is very popular and may fill up during the summer months, especially on weekends and holidays. Plan accordingly and make a reservation if possible, or arrive early to ensure there is space available for the night. Some sites are equipped with bear resistant food storage lockers. See amenities listed by site on the reservation system.
Fees: $18.00 includes 1 driving vehicle
  • $9 each additional vehicle
  • $6 day use campground fee for over ½ hour
  • 1/2 price fees with Interagency Senior or Access Pass
Open Season: Early-May - Early-September (call district office for exact dates 406-446-2103)
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Red Lodge, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Yes. Vault toilet
Operated By: Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds

General Information


Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:

Drive south on US Hwy 212 for 10.7 miles. Turn right onto the Main Fork Rd (#2421) and drive 0.9 miles to the campground, on your left.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Parkside and Greenough Lake Campgrounds are next to Limber Pine.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Greenough Lake is nearby (access through Greenough Lake Campground) and provides fishing opportunities. The lake is stocked three times a year by the state of Montana and is a good location for children to fish. 

For detailed information on fishing at Greenough Lake, please visit Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park's Mountain Lakes Guide.

River and Stream Fishing

For detailed information on fishing in Rock Creek, please visit FISHMT.

Day Hiking

Parkside Trail (# 103), Glacier Lake Trail (# 3), Hellroaring Plateau Trail (# 11) and the Lake Fork Trail (# 2) are all several miles from the campground.

Viewing Scenery


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 Limber Pine Campground is $18 per site.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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