Billings Area Campgrounds

Billings, Montana

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Most, if not all, of the campgrounds in this section are located in rugged mountain terrain. Camping is allowed at fishing accesses, however, the accesses are not all included in this section. The key word here is “allowed,” meaning that the sites are not developed for such. Camping areas off the main route to Yellowstone National Park are typically located along streams or lakes at the base of the mountains. Some are visited more frequently than others, depending upon the wilderness access. Campgrounds along the main route to the park are at much higher elevations. For campers en route to Yellowstone National Park, the northeastern entrance offers a less frequently used access via the spectacular Beartooth Scenic Highway. This road climbs through a series of hairpin switchbacks from the valley floor near Red Lodge to places where trees do not grow and the ice stays on the ground all year long. Be sure to have warm clothes during the summer months. The first significant snowfall of the year closes this highway until the next year’s thaw. If you find heights and long, steep drop-offs nerve racking you’d best find another way.
Camping Montana

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Camping Montana

by Kenneth L. Graham (Falcon Guides)

Most, if not all, of the campgrounds in this section are located in rugged mountain terrain. Camping is allowed at fishing accesses, however, the accesses are not all included in this section. The key word here is “allowed,” meaning that the sites are not developed for such. Camping areas off the main route to Yellowstone National Park are typically located along streams or lakes at the base of the mountains. Some are visited more frequently than others, depending upon the wilderness access. Campgrounds along the main route to the park are at much higher elevations.

For campers en route to Yellowstone National Park, the northeastern entrance offers a less frequently used access via the spectacular Beartooth Scenic Highway. This road climbs through a series of hairpin switchbacks from the valley floor near Red Lodge to places where trees do not grow and the ice stays on the ground all year long. Be sure to have warm clothes during the summer months. The first significant snowfall of the year closes this highway until the next year’s thaw. If you find heights and long, steep drop-offs nerve racking you’d best find another way.

©  Kenneth L. Graham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Billings
Campsites: 27 separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: Most campgrounds May to September, some as long as year-round
Additional Use: Swimming
Local Contacts: National Park Service, Custer National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Gallatin National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Billings Area Campgrounds

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