Sheridan Campground is located seven 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.
This small campground offers single-family sites. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water.
Sites 5 through 8 are 30 feet in length or less; the turnaround is tight for trailers and RVs. Campsites 1 and 2 are level and suitable for those with limited mobility but do no fully meet accessibility standards, while site 9 supports established accessibility standards.
This campground has moved to a two-day cut off window (instead of a 3-day cut off window). This means you need to reserve your campsite at least 24-hours in advance of check-in time (2pm). If any campsite is not reserved by the 24-hour cut off time, it is made available for first-come, first-serve campers for one night only. For the first-come first-serve camper to stay longer, they must call or go online to make their reservation to secure the site. Check in/out is at 2 pm.
Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This 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 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).
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. Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host.
Caution: Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers, a locked vehicle or provided food storage lockers
ADA Sites: Sites 1 and 2 are level and suitable for those with limited mobility but do not fully meet handicapped accessible specifications
The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice.
Single sites accommodate up to eight people and one non-towed vehicle with trailer per day.
Double sites can be reserved as either a single site (1-8 people, $15) or a double site (9-16 people, $30).
Sites #1 and #2 are tent-only double sites, each of which will accommodate up to 16 people and three cars per site, per day.
There is an extra vehicle fee for the third car of $9.00, collected at the campground.
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, makes its home in the surrounding area.
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 the Fourth of July weekend, Beartooth Bike Rally and the Iron Horse Rodeo take place in mid-July, the Mountain Man Rendezvous occurs in late July, and the Festival of Nations is 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 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.
The Main Fork of Rock Creek offers rainbow trout fishing. Greenough Lake is eight 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 nearby. Beartrack and Corral Creek trailheads are not far from the campground as well. Visitors also enjoy mountain biking and hiking on the Parkside National Recreation Trail. Hellroaring Road is open to off-road vehicles.
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).
EAST SIDE ROAD RED LODGE MT 59068
For campground inquiries, please call: 406-587-9054
From U.S. Highway 212, turn off at Eastside Road and go 2 miles to the campground. The entrance is on the left.