Montana Forest Service Camping / Campgrounds: Pine Creek

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Pine Creek Campground

Pine Creek Campground requires quite a trip to get there, but once there, campers have amenities, as well as the natural splendor and forest wonders of Gallatin National Forest. Read More

  • Weather depending; Pine Creek Campground may be open in late May to early September.
  • This 27 site campground has some first come, first served sites.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance by calling 877-444-6777 or visiting www.recreation.gov.

Overview
The Pine Creek Campground provides access to the Pine Creek Trailhead, day-use picnicking, and an accessible fishing platform. There are also horse unloading facilities 1/4 mile before Pine Creek Campground, however, horses are not allowed in the campground.

Location
Starting from Livingston

  • Head south on Highway 89 for 9 miles, turn left onto East Side Road, and drive 6 miles.
  • Go 1/4 mile past the town of Pine Creek and turn onto Forest Service Road 202.
  • Go 3 miles south to Pine Creek Campground.
  • GPS: 45.49768, -110.52182

Starting from Yellowstone National Park at Mammoth, WY

  • Travel north on Highway 89 to the Pray turnoff on Mill Creek Road.
  • Turn right onto Mill Creek Road and go 1/2 mile to the stop sign at the junction with East Side Road.
  • Turn left on East Side Road for about 10 miles to Forest Service Road 202.
  • Turn right onto 202 and go 3 miles south to the campground.
  • GPS: 45.49768, -110.52182

Reservations

  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. 
  • First 2 vehicles are included in reservation, and 8 people per single-family site, plus $8.00.night fee for each additional vehicle (collected at the campground)
  • This campground has first come, first serve sites as well.
  • Please call (406) 646-1012 for information or (877) 444-6777 to make a reservation.
  • Online Reservations.

Specifics 

  • Season or Open Dates - Depending on weather conditions, the campground may be open from Memorial Day - Labor Day. 
  • Elevation – 5,500 feet 
  • Fee – $20 daily fee 
  • Number and Type of Sites 
    27 standard non-electric sites
    1 group site, 1 group day-use site
    Sites are suitable for RV’s but no paved roads

Amenities

  • 5 handicapped accessible vault toilets 
  • Camp Host usually in space 1 
  • Family Campground 
  • Fire Rings 
  • Firewood available for purchase 
  • Garbage Service 
  • Paved Roads 
  • Water Hydrant 
  • Picnic Tables 
  • Stream 

Nearby Activities & Attractions
Yellowstone National Park is only a few miles south. Other nearby activities include: 

  • Bird Watching 
  • Berry Picking 
  • Boating 
  • Canoeing 
  • Hiking 
  • Kayaking 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Wildlife Viewing 
  • Picnicking