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part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Pine Creek Campground is located approximately 13 miles south of Livingston, and a few miles east of the Yellowstone River and Highway 89, in Montana. Visitors enjoy the area for its hiking and fishing opportunities in a beautiful natural setting.

Natural Features:

Pine Creek is situated in the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains in the heart of beautiful Paradise Valley. A forest of mature Douglas fir and spruce trees covers the campground.


Pine Creek offers anglers the opportunity to fish for whitefish, rainbow and brown trout. An accessible fishing dock is located within the campground.

Creekside Trail is an accessible nature trail that meanders along Pine Creek for a half-mile in the campground.

The Pine Creek Trailhead offers hiking and horseback riding. Pine Creek Trail climbs five miles up to Pine Creek Lake, a beautiful 32-acre alpine lake. A mile up the trail from the campground, hikers are awarded beautiful views of Pine Creek Falls.


The campground offers several single-family campsites, most of which are accessible, as well as an overnight group camping site and group picnic area available for day-use. Tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Berry Picking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horseback Riding
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • A maximum of two vehicles is allowed per site; the first is included in the reservation fee and a $6 fee for additional vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • An additional fee will be collected at the campground if the number of people listed on the reservation is exceeded
  • No horses allowed in the campground
  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis during and outside the reservation season; call (877) 646-1012 for more information
  • Click here for more information on the Gallatin 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.50028, -110.51667
45°30'1"N, 110°31'0"W

From Livingston, head south on Highway 89 for 9 miles. Turn left onto East Side Road and continue 6 miles. Go a quarter-mile past the town of Pine Creek and turn onto Forest Road 202. Continue 3 miles south to the campground.

From Gardiner, travel north on Highway 89 to the Pray turnoff on Mill Creek Road. Turn right onto Mill Creek Road and go a half-mile to the stop sign at the junction with East Side Road. Turn left on East Side Road and go about 10 miles to Forest Road 202. Turn right onto 202 and go 3 miles south to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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