Montana Forest Service Camping: Tom Miner Campground

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Tom Miner Campground

The camper arriving at Tom Miner Campground will enjoy the adventure of sleeping under the stars in Gallatin National Forest, and easy access to the Petrified Forest, hiking and fishing. Read More

  • Tom Miner Campground is located nearly thirty miles from Gardiner, MT.
  • It is a first come first served campground, charging a $7.00 per day fee.
  • The campground is close to hiking and horseback riding trails.
  • The campground has a corral for stock.
  • Nearby is a petrified forest.

The campground is located in heavily wooded valley of pines and Aspen along a creek. During the spring, the wild flowers are abundant. There is parking for horse trailers, and corrals for stock.

Tom Miner Campground is located 17 miles northwest of Gardiner on US 89, and then 12 miles southwest on Tom Miner Road.


  • From Gardiner, MT, take US Rt. 89 north 17 miles to Tom Miner Rd.
  • Turn left onto Tom Miner Rd. and go 0.4 miles to "T" intersection and sign - Tom Miner Basin.
  • Turn left and go 7.9 miles to "Y" intersection (and Tom Miner campground sign/Tom Miner Creek Rd.).
  • Continue left on Tom Miner Creek Rd. and go 2.9 miles to another "Y" intersection (and Tom Miner campground sign).
  • Continue right and go 0.3 miles to campground.

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.


  • Season or Open Dates – June 1 through October 31– depending on the weather
  • Elevation – 6640 feet
  • Fee – $7.00 per vehicle per camp site daily ($3.00 for each additional vehicle)
  • Number and Type of Sites – 16 individual campsites; 2 group sites


  • Hanidcapped accessible vault toilets
  • Trash pickup
  • Hand Pump water
  • Food boxes
  • Stock corrals

Additional Information
Generators are allowed.
There is no dump station.
There are no showers or laundry facility.
There is no firewood.

Groceries, a shower facility, and food service are available within thirty miles of the site at Gardiner, MT.

Activities & Attractions
Head in south spend some time in Yellowstone National Park.

Hiking trails and fishing and horse trail are accessible from the site.

Open meadows provide for excellent wildflower viewing in the spring.

A petrified forest is nearby.