Basin Montana Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Located 7 miles west of Red Lodge, Montana on Forest Service Road #2071 which is paved to the campground. It is across the road from the Basin Lakes Trailhead and access to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area is available in nearby trailheads (Silver Run Plateau, West Fork & Timberline Lakes). The campground is forested and located along the West Fork of Rock Creek with medium length back-in spurs. Popular activities include fishing in the stream and at Wild Bill Lake, biking the Silver Run and Ingles Creek Trails, and hiking into the wilderness. Summer events include Home of Champions rodeo on the 4th of July weekend, Mountain Man Rendezvous in late July, and Festival of Nations in early August.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fire Rings
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Tables
  • Vault Toilet (Handicapped Accessible)
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking


Peak Season
May 21 2010 -
Sep 26 2010
Peak Season
May 20 2011 -
Sep 25 2011

Alerts and Important Information You are responsible for knowing park rules and regulations. A limited summary is provided below. Photos and more information can be found at BEARS! Caution: Bears frequent the area. All food must be kept in approved containers, locked vehicle, or food storage boxes provided at the campground. SITE SUBSTITUTIONS! The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice. ROAD RESTRICTIONS! The road is closed from 7 AM to noon, and 1 PM to 6 PM, Monday through Thursday. ROAD CONSTRUCTION: West Fork Road is under reconstruction which will cause delays. The work will restrict travel Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to noon, open from noon to 1 p.m., and then closed again from 1 to 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., the road is again open until 7 a.m. the next day. The road will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Road conditions will vary from rough to good during those times. RESERVATIONS: Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance. This campground requires a 2 night minimum stay on weekends and a minimum 3-night stay on holiday weekends. VEHICLES: Two non-towed vehicles may be parked per site; the first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle is charged an extra $8.00 collected at the campground. HANDICAPPED SITES: Sites 2, 16, and 28 are handicapped accessible.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 21 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Basin Montana
Campground Phone: 406-587-9054
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Red Lodge, MT

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More About Basin Montana Campground

Basin Montana is a campground located in Red Lodge, Montana. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -109.3917 latitude, and -109.3917 longitude into your GPS device.

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