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LIMBER PINE, MT

part ofCuster National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LIMBER PINE
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Limber Pine Campground is located 12 miles south of Red Lodge, in southern Montana. It is just off the scenic Beartooth Highway. The area is a popular location for fishing, hiking and scenic driving. Greenough Lake is a half-mile away. Glacier Lake, Hellroaring and Lake Fork trailheads are nearby.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in the shadow of the Beartooth Range on the banks of Rock Creek. A forest of aspen and pine covers the area. A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, deer and elk, makes its home in the surrounding area.

Recreation:

The Main Fork of Rock Creek and nearby 5-acre Greenough Lake offer rainbow trout fishing. The lake is also open to canoeing and kayaking.

The Beartooth Wilderness can be accessed nearby, via the 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. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided. Trash can be deposited in receptacles at the Greenough Lake Campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The charming town of Red Lodge, Mont., offers a variety of dining and lodging options, galleries, shops and annual summer events. The Home of Champions Rodeo is held on Fourth of July weekend, 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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Lodging
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host.
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers, a locked vehicle or provided food storage lockers
  • 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 $8.00 collected at the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Custer National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.05833, -109.41222
45°3'30"N, 109°24'44"W

From U.S. Highway 212, turn off at Rock Creek Road (Forest Road 2421). Go just over a mile to the campground entrance, which should be on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LIMBER PINE
12 Miles South on Hwy 212
RED LODGE MT 59068

Phone Number:

Information: (406)587-9054
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