Parkside Campground and Group Campsites

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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

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

  • Camp sites: 28
  • Host: Yes
  • Max Trailer Length: 40ft
  • Accessible Facilities: Toilet and 2 campsites. Visit www.recreation.gov for details.
  • Trash Pickup: Bear resistant dumpsters centrally located entrance of Greenough Lake CG road
  • Firewood:Yes- $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.

Reservations:
Reservations must be made more than 5 nights in advance of your stay.
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of your stay.
For a campground map and to reserve a campsite click here
1-877-444-6777

*20% of this campground is non-reservable and is for walk-in customers. Be advised that this campground is very popular and may fill up on during the summer months, especially on weekends and holidays. You should plan accordingly, make a reservation if possible, or arrive early to ensure there is a space available for the night.  Some sites are equipped with bear resistant food storage lockers.  Look under site amenities in reservation system.

Information:

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


 

At a Glance

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 and Access Pass holders
  • Group sites: 
    • A- max 50 people, 2 RV’s;
      • 1-35 people= $65
      • 36-50 people= $85
    • B- max 25 people, 2 RV’s: $65
Open Season: Early-May - Late-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:

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive south on US Hwy 212, towards Cooke City, for 10.7 miles. Turn right on the Main Fork Rd (Forest Road 2421). Drive 0.4 miles to the entrance to Parkside Campground.


Directions:

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive south on US Hwy 212 towards Cooke City for 10.7 miles. Turn right onto the Main Fork Rd (Forest Road 2421). Drive 0.4 miles to the entrance to Parkside Campground, on your right.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Day Hiking

Parkside National Recreation Trail (# 103) begins at Parkside Campground and travels south towards M-K Campground. Lower Parkside Trail (# 106) travels north from the campground and connects to the Lower Lake Fork (# 2A) and Lake Fork (# 2) trails.

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Seasonal Information

Winter Use:
This campground is maintained from Early-May to Late September (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, 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.


Seasonal Information

Winter Use:
This campground is maintained from Early-May to Late September (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, 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.


Seasonal Information

Winter Use:
This campground is maintained from Early-May to Late September (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, 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.


Seasonal Information

Winter Use:
This campground is maintained from Early-May to Late September (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, 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

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive south on US Hwy 212 towards Cooke City for 10.7 miles. Turn right onto the Main Fork Rd (Forest Road 2421). Drive 0.4 miles to the entrance to Parkside Campground, on your right.


Seasonal Information

Winter Use:
This campground is maintained from Early-May to Late September (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, 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.


Seasonal Information

Winter Use:
This campground is maintained from Early-May to Late September (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, 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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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.060609

  Longitude : 
-109.403751

  Elevation : 
7200

 



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