Pine Grove Campground

Pine Grove Campground is located in the West Rosebud drainage. It is in the trees, along the banks of West Rosebud Creek. Emerald Lake Campground, West Rosebud Trail (#19), Emerald Lake Fishing Access and West Rosebud Lake Fishing Access are also located in the West Rosebud drainage.

There is a 16 day maximum stay in all Beartooth Ranger District campgrounds. For a road map of the area, with locations of campgrounds, please see our Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

  • Camp sites: 46
  • Host: No
  • Max Trailer Length: 30ft
  • Accessible Facilities: Vault Toilet
  • Trash Pickup: Bear resistant dumpster on site
  • 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. Be aware that the campground is very popular and may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months. You should arrive early to ensure there is a space available for the night. There is a 16 day stay limit.  Some sites equipped with bear resistant food storage lockers.

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive north on US Hwy 212 for 2.1 miles and turn left (west) onto MT-78. Drive 30 miles and turn left (west) onto MT-419 towards Fishtail. Drive 4.4 miles (through Fishtail) and turn left (south) onto West Rosebud Rd. Drive 6.5 miles and turn left (south) to continue on West Rosebud Rd. Drive 9.1 miles to the campground, on the left. There are two entrances to the campground.

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

At a Glance

Fees: $15.00 includes 1 driving vehicle
  • $5 each additional vehicle
  • 1/2 price with Interagency Senior and Access Pass holders.
Open Season: 5/26 - 9/6
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Absarokee, MT
Water: Yes- Potable Water
Restroom: Yes. Vault toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


Accessible Facilities: Vault Toilet

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Emerald Lake Campground is also in the West Rosebud drainage.

Lake and Pond Fishing

For detailed information on Mystic Lake, Emerald Lake and West Rosebud Lake, go to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park's Mountain Lakes Guide.

River and Stream Fishing

For detailed information on fishing in West Rosebud Creek, go to FISHMT.

Day Hiking

Mystic Lake is a very popular hiking destination. It is less than 3 miles to the lake, which provides scenic views, hiking opportunities, and fishing.

Viewing Scenery

The West Rosebud drainage is very beautiful and offers spectacular views of the mountains and lakes. West Rosebud is considered one of the prettiest areas in the Beartooths.


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 Pine Grove Campground is $15 per site.

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