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Red Shale Campground & Geocache Site

22 Reviews

Closed For the Season

This campground is closed for the season from December 2, 2023 through March 31, 2024.

About

National Forest

A campground on the Ashland Ranger District.

Camp sites: 14 Trash Pickup: No Firewood: No No Reservations: This campground does not use a reservation system, it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the campground may fill up on weekends & holidays during the…

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No Reservations: This campground does not use a reservation system, it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the campground may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months and you should arrive in the early afternoon to ensure there is a space available for the night.…

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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
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Fair
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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22 Reviews

M
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2023

Beautiful, great visit

Was a great visit, scored the lot spot of the night, and the pit toilet was extremely clean! Spacious sight with peaceful, great views.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Red Shale Campground & Geocache Site by Mychaela , October 8, 2023
  • Review photo of Red Shale Campground & Geocache Site by Mychaela , October 8, 2023
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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2023

Traveling through

We drive 25’ truck camper with Jeep Rubicon in tow. Camp road has two loops. No pull through so we unhooked. Sites are nice size. One clean pit toilet. Road noise was minimal on second loop. Road going in you cross cattle grate and road is doable with some ruts and pot holes. Nice spot.

Site2nd loop
Month of VisitOctober
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2023

Simple

This is a dry campground. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. There are pit restrooms that were clean. We camped in the first loop in a 35’ fifth wheel. We would have been able to fit in most of the sites in the two loops. Access from the highway was easy and the dirt roads are in…

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Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Red Shale Campground & Geocache Site by Kellie , August 28, 2023
  • Review photo of Red Shale Campground & Geocache Site by Kellie , August 28, 2023
  • Review photo of Red Shale Campground & Geocache Site by Kellie , August 28, 2023
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Location

Red Shale Campground & Geocache Site is located in Montana

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Ashland, MT go 6 miles east on US 212. Campground will be on your left.

Coordinates

45.568937270171595 N
106.14652273690228 W

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