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Palisades Campground - Custer Gallatin National Forest

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Custer Gallatin National Forest

The Palisades Recreation Area is located on the Upper Madison River, 5 river miles upstream of Ruby Creek Recreation Area and 25 miles south of Ennis. The campground has 10 camping sites with 2 accessible vault toilets and a campground host pad. A separate day use site with a paved boat launch and…

Fee Info

$8/night, $5 per additional vehicle.

No fees for boat launches or day use.

Must occupy campsites nightly.

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 16 ft.

Reviews

4 Reviews of Palisades Campground - Custer Gallatin National Forest

Ratings Breakdown

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Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021

Very quiet!

Arrived on a Saturday afternoon and there were 3 spots open (only 6 sites). My site had a bear box, nice picnic table and fire ring (fire ban currently). There’s two clean vault toilets. It’s just 10 minutes to red lodge but you feel very remote. There’s a creek running through some campsites which…

Month of VisitSeptember
Bjorn S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2020

Local Fav

This is one of the quickest ways to get out of Red Lodge and into the beauteous surroundings.  The campsite was half full on the Sunday afternoon we were there, and the locals say traffic isn't usually heavy on the Willow Creek Trail.  On the other hand, there are only 6  campsites and the Forest…

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  • Near the end of the Willow Creek trail.
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Month of VisitJuly
Annie C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2017

Palisades Campground near Red Lodge

This is a tiny FREE forest service campground not far from the town of Red Lodge, MT, with only six sites. There are a couple of bear safe storage boxes, but not all sites have them, so be prepared to be open to sharing. The vault toilets are clean and well maintained. The forest service has some…

  • Cool waterfall
  • Hanging out at the top of the pass. VERY cold and windy!
  • Alpine lakes
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Month of VisitJuly

Location

Palisades Campground - Custer Gallatin National Forest is located in Montana

Directions

Located approximately 25 miles south of Ennis, on the west side off of US Highway 287.

Coordinates

45.171504 N
109.308559 W

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About This Campground

The Palisades Recreation Area is located on the Upper Madison River, 5 river miles upstream of Ruby Creek Recreation Area and 25 miles south of Ennis. The campground has 10 camping sites with 2 accessible vault toilets and a campground host pad. A separate day use site with a paved boat launch and parking area is located near the campground.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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