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RED CLIFF CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RED CLIFF CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Oct 23 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Red Cliff Campground is located in the scenic Gallatin Canyon, on the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest, in Montana. Bozeman is 46 miles north of the campground and West Yellowstone is 45 miles south. The campground is adjacent to the Gallatin River and Highway 191.

The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, rafting, hiking and viewing local wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground sits next to the Gallatin River, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Most campsites are situated among scattered pine and fir trees. Some sites are located in open meadows further from the river.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in this scenic canyon. Visitors can often glimpse bald eagles, bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain goats, deer and coyotes. Black and grizzly bears also live in the canyon.

Recreation:

Great opportunities for hiking, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing are available around the campground. Anglers cast for rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout, whitefish and Arctic grayling on the Gallatin River. Rafting and kayaking are popular activities as well.

The Elkhorn Creek Trail, for hiking and horseback riding, begins at the south end of the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family campsites, with and without electric hookups. Several sites are also accessible. A day-use group picnic area is available on-site as well, and can accommodate up to 60 people. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The west entrance to Yellowstone National Park is located 45 miles south of the campground, in the town of West Yellowstone. Visitors enjoy day trips to the park for unparalleled wildlife viewing, beautiful scenery and unique geologic features.

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in the town of West Yellowstone is a popular attraction. It showcases live grizzly bears, gray wolves and various birds of prey, and has a variety of exhibits and educational programs.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • A maximum of two vehicles are allowed per site; the first vehicle is included in the reservation fee and a $6.00 fee for each additional vehicle will be collected at the campground
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be stored in approved containers and secured when campsite is unoccupied
  • 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):
45.17417, -111.24167
45°10'27"N, 111°14'30"W

From Bozeman, travel south on Highway 191 for 46 miles to the campground. From West Yellowstone, take Highway 191 north for 45 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RED CLIFF CAMPGROUND
41120 GALLATIN ROAD US 191
GALLATIN GATEWAY  MT  59730-9642

Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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