Big Sky Montana Campgrounds

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Campgrounds

Go camping near Big Sky, Montana, in Gallatin National Forest, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, or in nearby Yellowstone National Park.

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Gallatin National Forest

  • Red Cliff Campground is just shy of 10 miles away from Big Sky, $14 per night, offers great views of the Gallatin River, and is located at 41120 Gallatin Road, off US Highway 191. Open late May to late September. Reservations Online.
  • Moose Creek Flat Campground, almost 11 miles from Big Sky, features paved roads and gravel spurred campsites and access to nearby fishing and kayaking. Open early May to late September. Reservations Online.
  • Greek Creek, a little more than 11 miles, offers great picnicking among spruce, fir, and cottonwood tress and provides additional firewood for $5/bundle. Open early May to late September. Reservations Online.
  • Swan Creek, about 11 and ½ miles from Big Sky and is popular for hiking, fishing, bird-watching, and picnicking. Open mid May to late September. Reservations Online.
  • Spire Rock Campground, a little more than 13 miles, is near Storm Castle Creek, a tributary of Gallatin River. Campers are advised to bring their own drinking water. Open late May to early September. Reservations Online.
  • Hood Creek, almost 24 miles from Big Sky, is popular with boaters who use Hood Creek’s boat launch to access Hyalite Reservoir. Open mid May to late September. Reservations Online.

Lee Metcalf Wilderness

  • Red Mountain Campground in Beartrap Canyon, located about 25 miles northeast of Ennis, off US Highway 84, offers anglers and floaters great access to the Madison River. Open April 1 to December 1. First come, first served.

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Campgrounds in the Madison Ranger District (near Ennis, Montana) about an hour from Big Sky, Montana, include:

  • Bear Creek Campground and Picnic Area, about 10 miles South of Ennis off US Highway 287, offers 12 first come, first serve, no reservation camping sites with no camping fee.
  • Hilltop, about 37 miles South of Ennis off US Highway 287, offers 18 first come, first serve campsites.
  • Madison is about 34 miles South of Ennis, offering 10 sites with great fishing access near the campground’s 40 acres. First come first served.
  • Riverview is about 34 miles South of Ennis and offers 24 first come, first serve camping sites.
  • Wade Lake is about 37 miles South of Ennis off US Highway 287, offering 30 first come, first serve sites near Wade Lake and features a boat rental facility.

West Yellowstone

Area campgrounds near Yellowstone National Park, just 48 miles South of Big Sky, Montana, off US Highway 191, include:

  • Baker’s Hole, 3 miles outside West Yellowstone, offers 73 campsites, $16 a day, first come, first serve – no reservations.
  • Rainbow Point, 10 miles outside West Yellowstone, offers restrooms, water and firewood, a boat launch, and access to 85 campsites. Open mid May to late September. Reservations Online.
  • Lonesomehurst Campground, 12 miles outside West Yellowstone, offers 27 campsites, first-come, first serve – no reservations.
  • Cherry Creek Campground, 14 miles outside West Yellowstone, is open until mid-October (weather permitting). First come, first served.

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