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About Greenough Lake

Greenough Lake Campground is within walking distance of its namesake, 12 miles south of Red Lodge, in southern Montana. It is located just off the scenic Beartooth Highway. The area is a popular location for fishing, hiking and scenic driving. Glacier Lake, Hellroaring and Lake Fork trailheads are nearby. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail:


Greenough Lake offers canoeing, kayaking and rainbow trout fishing. The Main Fork of Rock Creek is also a popular fishing stream.

The Beartooth Wilderness can be accessed via the Hellroaring and Lake Fork trailheads, both of which are not far from the campground. Visitors also enjoy mountain biking and hiking on the Parkside National Recreation Trail. Hellroaring Road is open to off-road vehicles.


The campground offers single-family campsites, two of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Accessible vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

The campground sits in the shadow of the Beartooth Range, on the banks of Rock Creek, less than a quarter-mile from beautiful Greenough Lake. A forest of aspen and pine trees covers the area. A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, deer and elk, makes its home in the surrounding area.

Nearby Attractions

The charming town of Red Lodge, Mont., offers a variety of dining and lodging options, galleries, shops and annual summer events. The Home of Champions Rodeo is held on the Fourth of July weekend, the Beartooth Bike Rally and Iron Horse Rodeo take place in mid-July, the Mountain Man Rendezvous is in late July, and the Festival of Nations happens in early August.

The Beartooth Highway was deemed "the most beautiful drive in America," by the late Charles Kuralt. It snakes across the rugged Beartooth Mountains from Red Lodge to Cooke City. It is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Along the way, visitors are treated to sweeping views and plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Yellowstone National Park's northeast entrance is 55 miles from the campground, via the Beartooth Highway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Two non-towed vehicles may be parked at each site. An additional $9 fee will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles. Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host.
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Greenough Lake is located in Montana
45.0561 N
-109.4128 W
Get Directions
From U.S. Highway 212, turn off at Rock Creek Road (Forest Road 2421). Go 1 mile to campground entrance, which is on the left.
4 Reviews of Greenough Lake
Wooded sites that are large near hiking and fishing

This is just down the road from a couple other campgrounds. It’s nice to have options when you don’t have reservations. 

The sites are large and spread out. Some are in the sun while others have separate areas for the picnic table. Trees are around which create a nice wooded setting. A water hand pump and clean vault toilets can be found. 

The Greenough trailhead is at the end of the campground. Hike or bring your fishing gear and try your luck. We saw several families heading out with their fishing rods- but we didn’t see any caught fish…. This is also just at the start of where the Beartooth Highway starts going up to the west. 

We didn’t like this one as much as Parkside Campground but it’s nice having options.

No better way to beat the city heat

Great for family gatherings and outings - but make reservations early to make sure you can all get campspots next to each other or at least close.

A great spot for fall camping

We visited in mid September for a great weekend. The sites are large and nicely laid out. It's a short 1/4 mile hike to a beautiful mountain lake with great fishing and plenty of boulders for kids to climb. Get your growler filled at Red Lodge Ales on the way down to the campground and bring your truck or ATV to take a trip up to the Hellroaring plateau. This is an amazing corner of the world. Love it!

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Great family Experiance

Love this place. Great hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing!