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East Rosebud Campground

About

National Forest

Custer Gallatin National Forest

East Rosebud Campground is nestled in the trees, not far from East Rosebud Lake. East Rosebud is considered one of the more scenic drainages in the Beartooths and the campground is a short distance from the East Rosebud Trail (#15), Spread Creek Trail (#13), and Phantom Creek Trail (#17). __Jimmy Joe Campground and Sand Dunes Picnic Ground also located in the East Rosebud drainage.*Please be advised that much of the area directly around East Rosebud Lake is private property. Fishing or boat access to the lake is limited. Please call the district office for more information.Camp sites: 14Host: NoMax Trailer Length: 20ftAccessible Facilities: NoneTrash Pickup: Bear resistant trash container centrally located on site during peak season only.Firewood: NoReservations:There are no reservations for this campground. This campground does not use a reservation system; it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware that the campground is very popular and may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months. You should arrive early to ensure there is a space available for the night. There is a 16 day stay limit.__ Some sites in campground have bear resistant food storage lockers. Individual camp sites vary in size, but the max trailer length is 20ft.This campground is maintained from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day (call district office for exact season dates). During these dates there is a fee to stay in the campground (listed below).Outside of the peak summer dates (Memorial Day- Labor Day), the campground is ungated, free, and available for use (no services, not maintained, roads are not plowed). If you visit outside the peak fee season, please bring your own water, toilet paper (outhouse will remain open), and please pack out your trash.Directions from district office to East Rosebud Campground:Drive north on US Hwy 212 for 2.1 miles. Turn left (west) onto MT-78 and drive 19.7 miles. Turn left (south) onto Roscoe Rd. Drive 2.3 miles, cross the bridge and turn right (south) onto East Rosebud Rd. Drive 10.5 miles to the campground, on your left.

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Location

East Rosebud Campground is located in Montana

Detail location of campground

Coordinates

45.199442 N
109.634267 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

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6 Reviews

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2023

Easy and fun

This campground was an amazing place for a nice getaway. Plenty of sites, easy access, and lots of beautiful views. We saw some turkeys, an elk, and a moose on our drive in!

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Dallin W., June 19, 2023
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Dallin W., June 19, 2023
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Dallin W., June 19, 2023
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Gabriela S.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Nature is now private!

Road is just terrible. If you want to break your RV and drive 10 miles per hour for 15 miles- go for it. Keep in mind that you are uphill and you don’t have access to the lake. Only 3 spots have “view”. It’s forbidden to swim, fish or do anything, but boat launching. Horrible flies that were bitting our dogs like crazy.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Gabriela S., July 28, 2021
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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2020

Worth every minute

Brave the 10.5 mile dirt road and go here! It's a perfect campground in the best location. Every review is spot on... The towns people are very picky about where you can go on the lake...but the hiking is magnificent and the location can't be beat.

  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Darrell N., August 25, 2020
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Darrell N., August 25, 2020
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Darrell N., August 25, 2020
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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2019

Makes a good homebase

I have stayed here 3 times . Nice spot for a homebase , there’s  a few hikes to go on from right by the grounds. And if you forgot something there’s a small store just a short walk away. Or maybe a yummy huckleberry ice cream cone right after a long hike. The rosebud trailhead is the kickoff for the beaten path hike so always lots of cars at thevtraihead on weekends but it isn’t too close to the campgrounds. The store sells firewood which is nice (shouldn’t be hauling firewood around anyways). No showers tho. Very basic . Water and toilets .

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Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Wendell M., October 24, 2019
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Wendell M., October 24, 2019
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Wendell M., October 24, 2019
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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2017

Basecamp for serious hiking

Picture-perfect Montana Rockies beauty. Didn’t use the lake but many were. Wooded small campground with basic primitive sites. Owned by National Forest & kept well. Filled up by mid-afternoon, were lucky to get there early. Exceptional views.

  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Harry H., October 1, 2017
Lindsay B.
Reviewed May. 5, 2015

East Rosebud is scenic, but private land is a drag

East Rosebud Lake is heaven on earth. But every inch of the waterfront is private land. To get a kayak or canoe into the lake, you have to get in upriver and paddle up to the lake. There is one small camp store with a deck to that looks out onto the lake, but know that the private land owners are not fans of the campers. Don't walk through their yards. The campground itself is scenic, but a bit crowded. The "beaten trail" is world class though!!

  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Lindsay B., May 5, 2015
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Lindsay B., May 5, 2015
  • Review photo of East Rosebud Campground by Lindsay B., May 5, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does East Rosebud Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, East Rosebud Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at East Rosebud Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.