5 Parks near Red Lodge, Montana
Sep 2015 - $30.00
I have stayed a number of times here, always in late September early October.
I usually camp off grid but stop at a full service campground now and then for a shower. At least in the fall this is a very nice quiet campground and at that time of year not crowded. I love the sites down by the roaring stream.
This one is always on my radar if I'm passing through Redlodge. - Twinpups
Sep 2015 - $33.00
A great location to begin an adventure! Located on the south side of town - that's the side that is past Red Lodge and at the beginning of the Beartooth Highway.
There are two sections to this park - above and below. The "below" section is along the Rock Creek. You can hear the creek from almost any site in that section. I travel in a 38 ft fifth wheel and was definitely able to navigate the lower section.
The manager is friendly and helpful. She has much information to share - especially about the Beartooth highway and Yellowstone National Park. They are installing new bathrooms. Each site is water and electric but they do have a RV dump.
Red Lodge has great restaurants - I recommend the Red Box Car (at south end of town) and Bogarts (for GREAT pizza) - and originating from NJ, I KNOW great pizza! - alansills
Aug 2015 - $34.00
The lower campground is along Rock Creek. Every campsite was well kept. Would go back there in a heart beat. - mpetroske
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Stayed here in a 34 foot TT, just enough room for truck and camper. Great campground: small, quiet located on a little creek. Sites are semi private, some more than others. Not to big of a climb to get to it. Would stay here again for sure. - Campingwi
Aug 2015 - $15.00
Great National Forest campground. All back-in sites except for one, which is barely off the road (best used by a tent trailer). Camped here is a 25' travel trailer with a slide out. Nicely paved and level sites. Some a couple of decent sized fifth wheels here. Very beautiful and quiet. Easy access to Red Lodge and the Beartooth Highway. - jclifton
Sep 2013 - $8.00
For dry camping with vault toilets, this was a nice spot with lots of shade from tall pines and soothing sounds from the creek. Rate is with senior discount, but we paid an additional $9 online reservation fee - a mistake since we had the place almost to ourselves. This is a good location to visit the cute town of Red Lodge 12 miles away, or to head into Yellowstone on the famous Beartooth Highway. - NC Writer
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Nice quiet park. Some shade at some locations. Creek and river access. Nice pool. - PodnUs
May 2016 - $41.00
We chose Red Lodge for our stay because we wanted to tour Beartooth Highway on our way to Yellowstone NP. This KOA is about your only choice if you want or need sewer hookup. Our impression of the park may be tainted by the fact that it was Memorial Day weekend and very crowded. Check-in experience was good, but I think the park is over-priced for what you get. The park is on level terrain with some hardwood shade, gravel roads with pot-holes, sites gravel. Our site level. No cable but was able to pick up CBS out of Billings (good HD). 50 amp electric good, septic good, Wi-Fi excellent. Water was another story. Our connection had a defective faucet caused by cross-threading; impossible to make a leak-free connection even with staff help. Rather than replace the faucet, their decision was to just live with the small geyser (for our 3 night stay). This was a very messy solution; our street-side neighbors really appreciated that! I later found out that the three or four sites in our area all have the same problem. It was reported at the end of last camping season, but management has chosen not to deal with it. - long ball
Aug 2015 - $38.00
Rude owners who were very unfriendly. Our site didn't have hookups even though I booked a site with hookups. We could not connect to the internet at all. The bathrooms were very far from our site and the area to them was not well lit. The pool was tiny. The drive over Beartooth Highway was amazing but there is not much to Red Lodge. - MandTinSF
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Understand what this place is - it's a state park that is "off the beaten path". I stayed at a non-electric site and tested out my new solar panels. During the week after Labor Day, it was very quiet.
The water front sites are truly water front (I stayed in Marshalls Cove) - a great place to bring a Kayak. There are also electric sites available. You will need to drive about 1 mile on a gravel, wash boarded road to get to Marshalls Cove. Longer if you want to get to the other campgrounds that comprise Cooney Dam Reservior. The place has a spirit of adventure about it. Phone service is limited to Fisherman's point - about 1 mile from Marshalls Cove. - alansills
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Don't have to worry about me coming to this park again. First off it is DUSTY, and again nobody slows down going through campgrounds, and the dust boils. The only thing I can say is we came in on a Sunday and by Sunday night everyone was gone, and I mean everyone, not even a host so then the dust finally settled. If I knew it was on this type of entrance I probably would have opted for the another park. But I must say if you are set up for water sports then this seems like the place to go. - monaco cruiser
Jul 2011 - $28.00
First off...Do NOT trust your GPS to get you there! We ended up on a dirt road (not a gravel road) with ruts in the middle of nowhere Montana with nothing but fields and fields for as far as the eye can see. The only reason we didn't turn back was because we couldn't! There was NO place to turn it around with out getting into a soft shoulder. Thankfully a farmer passed us and she told us that although there is an "easier" way to get there, we are okay to continue on. So we did. Once we got there it was clear that we were going to enjoy ourselves. It's right on the lake, very quiet and peaceful. The only drawback was trying to find the ONE park that has electric and water. They are not identified on their maps and their are five (state) parks around the lake. So we had to go to each of them...and as luck would have it the farthest one and the last one was the one that had electricity and water. Oh and it can get quite windy in the afternoon so leave put your awning away when the wind starts. Oh and the park host was a sweetheart. I lost my check book in Glacier Nat'l park and there is NO cell service in Cooney and she let me use her "booster" enabled cell phone to have all my lost checks cancelled. - Triple D
Jul 2009 - $9.00
This is a primitive Forest Service campground. It was relatively clean and the site we chose was nice and level. Some improvements could be made to some of the camp spots like filling in pot holes and mud holes. When we stayed there were no fire restrictions in place, but as this is a National Forest, one should always check before starting a campfire. This is also an area that is quite popular on weekends, so go early if you want to get a good spot. We will camp here again. - MT woodworker