Woodbine Campground is remotely located adjacent to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in southwestern Montana, about three hours from Yellowstone National Park via the scenic Beartooth Highway. Red Lodge, Montana is 57 miles east; Nye is 7 miles north. The administering organization is Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stillwater River and nearby streams and lakes offer great fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.
Hiking the Woodbine Falls Trail is a popular activity among campers. The 1.5-mile round-trip trail begins in the campground and follows Woodbine Creek before ending at an impressive cascade.
The Stillwater Trail provides access to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and is open to hiking and horseback riding. The trail reaches beautiful Sioux Charley Lake after 3 miles and continues on another 20+ miles into the wilderness.
The campground offers single and group sites, some of which are accessible. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water.
Woodbine Campground is situated on the banks of the Stillwater River at an elevation of 5,300 feet. The campground is wooded and shady, with views of the surrounding snow-covered, 10,000 foot peaks.
A variety of wildlife, including deer, elk and bear, can be found in the surrounding area, creating prime opportunities for wildlife viewing.
The Absarokee-Beartooth Wilderness Area is adjacent, boasting 700 miles of trails and hundreds of alpine lakes. The wilderness borders Yellowstone National Park and is a part of the 20-million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The nearby town of Nye hosts Nye Goes Nuts annually in July. The popular event includes food, drinks, children's games and the chicken chase, a crowd favorite.
The small community of Fishtail holds its annual Fishtail Family Fun Day at the end of June, with a pancake breakfast, vendor booths, a parade and live music.
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The road only goes up into this hollow and it seems like it ends at a mine. Curl around it and the road gets smaller and then you’re here. There are a few loops and it’s all paved. Sites vary in size and shade. We didn’t have reservations so we were left with finding an open site. Site 6 is perfect- evening shade and near water and restrooms. Water pressure was surprisingly good and there are a few spigots around camp. At first our camper was in the sun so we prepared dinner in the shade at the picnic table. There’s a spot next to it for a tent. By the time we returned from a hike shade was everywhere.
There is trailhead parking in one of the upper loops. We walked there and signed in. This is a wilderness so they monitor usage(also for rescue issues). The hike is all uphill to the amazing waterfalls. You stay along the river for a bit and then climb, only to return to the falls. It’s not that long and spectacular.
While our stay is short, others told us they had been there for a week. This is an unexpected find at the end of the road