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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Pine Creek Campground

Pine Creek Campground is located approximately 13 miles south of Livingston, and a few miles east of the Yellowstone River and Highway 89, in Montana. Visitors enjoy the area for its hiking and fishing opportunities in a beautiful natural setting.


Pine Creek offers anglers the opportunity to fish for whitefish, rainbow and brown trout. An accessible fishing dock is located within the campground.

Creekside Trail is an accessible nature trail that meanders along Pine Creek for a half-mile in the campground.

The Pine Creek Trailhead offers hiking and horseback riding. Pine Creek Trail climbs five miles up to Pine Creek Lake, a beautiful 32-acre alpine lake. A mile up the trail from the campground, hikers are awarded beautiful views of Pine Creek Falls.


The campground offers several single-family campsites, as well as an OVERNIGHT GROUP CAMPING AREA (SITE 26) and GROUP PICNIC AREA (SITE 28) is available for DAY-USE ONLY. Tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection.

Natural Features

Pine Creek is situated in the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains in the heart of beautiful Paradise Valley. A forest of mature Douglas fir and spruce trees covers the campground.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
The first two vehicles are included in the reservation fee and a $8.00/night fee for each additional vehicle will be collected at the campground.
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Pine Creek Campground is located in Montana
45.5003 N
-110.5167 W
Get Directions
From Livingston, head south on Highway 89 for 9 miles. Turn left onto East Side Road and continue 6 miles. Go a quarter-mile past the town of Pine Creek and turn onto Forest Road 202. Continue 3 miles south to the campground. From Gardiner, travel north on Highway 89 to the Pray turnoff on Mill Creek Road. Turn right onto Mill Creek Road and go a half-mile to the stop sign at the junction with East Side Road. Turn left on East Side Road and go about 10 miles to Forest Road 202. Turn right onto 202 and go 3 miles south to the campground.
9 Reviews of Pine Creek Campground
Totally dug it

We had been doing mostly dispersed camping through the west but decided to stay here after hiking the Pine Creek trail. The trees provided nice spacing and its location nested in the foothills of the Beartooth wilderness gave it a great view.

Beautiful hikes. Great hosts. Will be back for sure!

13 miles from town, but you wouldn't know it. Well marked trails. Lots of trees well established trails. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Site well kept. We will be back for sure.

Good solid campground with plenty of fun to be had

This is a very popular campground in the Livingston area. fills up fast in the summer, but totally deserted in the late fall and winter. Campground hosts usually are straight from the Third Reich and had many years of tutelage under Heir Hitler himself, instead of chillin around a campfire enjoying life they patrol the campground with a copy of Mein Kampf in tow. Good basecamp for many great day hikes. Pine creek falls is really popular and about a mile, George Lake and Pine Creek Lake are good hearty all day hikes.

Private and removed

Nice campground with really large sites. Nicely wooded and quiet. The road in is narrow and 1 lane but paved, about 3 miles off the main road. Vault toilets and water are convently located. Hiking trails accessible from the campground.

loved it

This spot was such a refreshing one after a few nights in Yellowstone in mid-August. no trouble getting a spot. Quiet, spacious and situated up in the Absaroka wilderness with some nice peaks all around. Hiked up to the falls and wish we’d had time to make it to the lake. Hosts were great and helpful.

Great spot

We really enjoyed camping here, as we used it for a base to do local hiking. Lots of bears in the area, so keep your food stored

Great family reunion spot!

Great camp sites and large day use sites with a covered pavilion. 1/2 mile hike to beautiful waterfalls and 5 miles hike to the lake.

First to Review
Great spot just outside of town!

I arrived around 10pm - the campground was well-marked and quiet. We were at site 19 and the ground was level. There was room for 3-4 cars and 4-5 small-medium sized tents. The creek is maybe 30 yards away. We had a small black bear lumber by in the morning - curious but decidedly uninterested in what we had going on. The camp hosts are super nice locals and the campground is impeccably maintained in general. I will stay here again for sure!