Woodbine Campground is remotely located adjacent to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in southwestern Montana, about three hours from Yellowstone National Park via the scenic Beartooth Highway. Red Lodge, Montana is 57 miles east; Nye is 7 miles north.
The campground offers single and group sites, some of which are accessible. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water.
Plan and Prepare! Due to extensive flooding from a June 11-13, 2022 rain-on-snow event, some roads and facilities were damaged and will remain closed. Before you head out, please check on local road and trail conditions by calling Custer Gallatin NF District Offices or checking Custer Gallatin NF Alerts . For Yellowstone National Park information, visit Alerts for Yellowstone NP. The Facebook pages for the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Park, Carbon, Sweet Grass Counties provide the latest information on flooding and road closures:
Due to historic rainfall and excessive flooding this campground will be closed for the remainder of the 2022 season. US Forest service will be working to repair roads and bridges with the anticipation to be able to open in 2023. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. If you have further questions please contact RRMofA at 928-537-8888
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 and garbage must be kept in approved containers, a locked vehicle, or provided food storage lockers.
The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice.
Two non-towed vehicles allowed per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle will be charged an extra $9.00 fee at the campground.
Woodbine Campground is situated on the banks of the Stillwater River at an elevation of 5,300 feet. The campground is wooded and shady, with views of the surrounding snow-covered, 10,000 foot peaks.
A variety of wildlife, including deer, elk and bear, can be found in the surrounding area, creating prime opportunities for wildlife viewing.
The Absarokee-Beartooth Wilderness Area is adjacent, boasting 700 miles of trails and hundreds of alpine lakes. The wilderness borders Yellowstone National Park and is a part of the 20-million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The nearby town of Nye hosts Nye Goes Nuts annually in July. The popular event includes food, drinks, children's games and the chicken chase, a crowd favorite.
The small community of Fishtail holds its annual Fishtail Family Fun Day at the end of June, with a pancake breakfast, vendor booths, a parade and live music.
The Stillwater River and nearby streams and lakes offer great fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.
Hiking the Woodbine Falls Trail is a popular activity among campers. The 1.5-mile round-trip trail begins in the campground and follows Woodbine Creek before ending at an impressive cascade.
The Stillwater Trail provides access to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and is open to hiking and horseback riding. The trail reaches beautiful Sioux Charley Lake after 3 miles and continues on another 20+ miles into the wilderness.
MT HIGHWAY 419 (NYE ROAD) NYE MT 59068
For campground inquiries, please call: 406-587-9054
Take Montana Highways 78 and 419 south of Columbus (on 1-90) 43 miles west of Billings, Montana.