Montana Forest Service Camping: Colter Campground

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Colter Campground

You’ll find all the amenities you could want as well as secluded forest camping here at Colter Campground. Enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the Gallatin National Forest. Read More

  • Contact the Gardiner District Office at (406) 848-7375 for up to date information.

Colter Campground is located 2 miles east of Cooke City on US 212. The access road is not suitable for vehicles longer than 48'.

Travel east from Cooke City on US 212 for approximately 2 miles and look for the signs.

This campground does not use a reservation system; it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the campground may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months and you should arrive in the early afternoon to ensure there is a space available for the night. For more information, contact the Gardiner District Office at (406) 848-7375 for updates.


  • Season or Open Dates - July 1 – September 7, 2016 – weather dependent
  • Elevation – 6700 feet
  • Fee - $8.00/daily ($3.00 each additional vehicle per site)
  • Number and Type of Sites – 23 camping sites


  • Fire grates
  • Food boxes
  • Tables
  • Trash cans
  • Handicapped accessible toilets
  • Water

Additional Information
Hard sided camping units ONLY.
Generators are allowed.
There is no dump station.
There are no showers or laundry facility.
There is no firewood.

Activities & Attractions
Nearby activities and attractions include -

  • Beartooth Highway
  • Historic towns of Cooke City and Silver Gate
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

The northeast gate of Yellowstone National Park is only 12 miles to the southwest.

Red Lodge MT is over Beartooth Pass a distance of roughly 60 miles.