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part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Tue Sep 15 2015   Season Dates


Snowbank Campground is located on the banks of Mill Creek, approximately 29 miles south of Livingston, in southwestern Montana. Visitors enjoy the area for its scenic natural beauty, and fishing and trail opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along Mill Creek near the western edge of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, where a scenic forest of mature spruce and fir trees covers the area. Thimbleberry and raspberry bushes dot the forest floor.


Mill Creek offers anglers the opportunity to fish for whitefish, rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.

A number of hiking trailheads near the campground offer wilderness access, climbing into the Absaroka Range. The 6.3-mile Wicked Ridge Trail begins just outside the campground entrance. Off-road vehicle and bike trails also crisscross the area around Snowbank.


The campground offers one group campsite that can accommodate up to 40 people. Single-family sites are also available. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • 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
  • 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):
45.29, -110.54
45°17'24"N, 110°32'24"W

From Livingston, travel south on Highway 89 for 16 miles to the Mill Creek Road/Forest Road 486 (Pray turnoff). Turn left (east) onto Mill Creek Road, cross the East River Road (Highway 540) and continue east for 11 miles to the campground.

From Gardiner, take Highway 89 north for 36 miles to the Mill Creek Road/Forest Road 486 (Pray turnoff). Turn right (west) onto Mill Creek Road, cross the East River Road (Highway 540) and continue east for 11 miles to the campground.

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Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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