Rattin Campground

Custer National Forest

Rattin Campground is located 7 miles south of Red Lodge, Montana, just off the scenic Beartooth Highway. The area is a popular location for fishing, hiking and scenic driving. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: gccampgrounds13@gmail.com

This small campground offers single-family sites. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water.

Need to Know

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 bear, deer and elk, make their home in the surrounding area.

Nearby Attractions

The charming town of Red Lodge, Montana offers a variety of dining and lodging options, galleries, shops and summer events. The Home of Champions Rodeo is held on the Fourth of July weekend, Beartooth Bike Rally and Iron Horse Rodeo in mid-July, Mountain Man Rendezvous in late July and the Festival of Nations 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, Montana, and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Along the way, visitors are treated to sweeping views and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities.

Yellowstone National Park's Northeast Entrance is 60 miles from the campground via the Beartooth Highway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

Recreation

The Main Fork of Rock Creek offers rainbow trout fishing. Greenough Lake is 8 miles away and is a popular area for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The Beartooth Wilderness can be accessed via the Hellroaring and Lake Fork Trailheads, both of which are nearby. Beartrack and Corral Creek Trailheads are close by as well.

Visitors also enjoy mountain biking and hiking on the Parkside National Recreation Trail. Hellroaring Road is open to off-road vehicles.

Changes & Cancellations

Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This cancellation processing fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation processing fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).

Contact Information

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FOREST ROAD 379 RED LODGE MT 59068

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 406-587-9054

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Driving Directions

Rattin Campground is located 60 miles northeast of Cooke City, MT and the northeast gate to Yellowstone National Park. It is 7 miles south of Red Lodge, MT. On U.S. Highway 212, turn off at Rattin Campground Road (Forest Road 379; formerly Eastside Road) and proceed 0.5 miles to the campground entrance on the left.

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