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.
Due to the extreme flooding on the entire Beartooth Ranger District on the Gallatin National Forest in the early summer of 2022, Woodbine Campground’s road of access remains closed due to severe flooding and the damage it caused wiping out over a half mile of highway leading into the campground through the mine. The U.S. Forest Service, R.R.M. of A, and the mine are working with local, state and federal emergency agencies to get the road repaired and place the river into its original banks as quickly as possible. Because of the extensive damage no firm time frame for these repairs has been established as of yet. Therefore, all reservations will be cancelled at this time for the remainder of the season. Once a time frame for repairs has been established, we will open the campground as soon as possible and resume normal operations. If you have questions you are welcome to call the US Forest Service, Beartooth Ranger Station at 406-446-2103 or R.R.M. of A. at 928-537-8888. We are sorry for any inconvenience and will update this page as soon as more information is available.
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 out is 1pm, Check in 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.
The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; A second will be charged an extra $10 fee and collected at the campground, if your site will accomodate it.
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.