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Limber Pine Campground on Rock Creek

Limber Pine campground sits beside Rock Creek less than a mile from the Beartooth Scenic Highway. It’s right next to the Greenough Lake Campground and the two share a camp host. Limber Pine is a destination in itself but it’s also a great place to spend a night when traveling the Beartooth Scenic Byway.

Limber Pine Campground
SeasonEarly May – Early September
Number of sites13 campsites
AmenitiesWater, Vault Toilets, Picnic tables, Fire pits, some food storage
AttractionsStream fishing, Hiking, Beartooth Highway, Greenough Lake
Nearest CityRed Lodge, MT – 13 miles

The Limber Pine campground sits across Rock Creek from the Greenough Lake campground and is similar in most respects. The 13 campsites are situated in the forest along the creek. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Several of the sites are accessible but most are not. The vault toilets are accessible. Some of the sites have food storage lockers while others don’t. Be sure to check in advance if this is important to you. Three campsites are designated for tent camping only.

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The campsites at Limber Pine can be reserved in advance. Visit Limber Pine campsite reservations for complete information. While most of the sites can be reserved, several are set aside for campers without reservations. If you hope to secure a site without a reservation try to arrive early in the day as the campground is often completely full. If you reserve you must pay online in advance. Non-reserved sites have a nightly camping fee that you pay with cash or check on site.

There is a campground host stationed at Limber Pine who is also the host of the Greenough Lake Campground. Usually the host will have firewood available for purchase. If the campground is full check the Greenough Lake and Parkside campgrounds that are just a short distance away. Other campgrounds can be found in our guide to Beartooth Highway Camping and Campgrounds.

Things to do near Limber Pine

Campers at Limber Pine have lots of opportunities for recreation. Rock Creek provides excellent fly fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown and brook trout as well as for native mountain whitefish. There is also trout fishing at Greenough Lake which is an easy walk from the campground.

There are lots of hiking trails in the area including the Parkside National Recreation Trail which begins at the trailhead in the adjacent Greenough Lake campground. This 2.3 mile trail is great for hiking and mountain biking. In the winter it’s a good cross country skiing trail.

In addition to outdoor recreation, Limber Pine is less than a mile from the scenic Beartooth Highway which is considered to be one of the most beautiful routes in America. It’s also only about 13 miles to Red Lodge, MT – a mountain town full of great shops and restaurants.

For more information about the Limber Pine Campground contact:
Beartooth Ranger District
6811 US Hwy 212
Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-2103