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CASCADE, MT

Photo: CASCADE
Status: Closed through Wed Jun 04 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cascade Campground is located 11 miles west of Red Lodge, in southern Montana. It conveniently sits along Forest Road 2071, which is paved for most of the route. The area is a popular location for hiking, backpacking and fishing.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the West Fork of Rock Creek. The area surrounding the campground was burned by the Cascade Fire in 2008, which left many open glades with abundant wildflowers.

Recreation:

Fishing is a popular activity along the West Fork of Rock Creek and at nearby Wild Bill Lake. The small lake is open to kayaking and canoeing, and an accessible fishing dock is located on the shore.

The Basin Lakes Trailhead is three miles away, across the road from Basin Campground. Silver Run Plateau, West Fork and Timberline Lakes trails offer access to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

Mountain bikers enjoy the Ingles Creek Trail and a variety of loop trails at Silver Run. Biking is also allowed on the Basin Lakes Trail.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, two of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Trash may be deposited in receptacles at nearby Basin Campground.

Sites 1 and 2 support established accessibility standards.

Nearby Attractions:

The charming town of Red Lodge, Mont., offers a variety of dining and lodging options, galleries, shops and annual summer events. The Home of Champions Rodeo is held on the Fourth of July weekend, Beartooth Bike Rally and Iron Horse Rodeo take place in mid-July, the Mountain Man Rendezvous is in late July and the Festival of Nations happens in early August.

The Beartooth Highway was deemed "the most beautiful drive in America," by the late Charles Kuralt. It snakes across the rugged Beartooth Mountains from Red Lodge to Cooke City. It is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Along the way, visitors are treated to sweeping views and plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Backpacking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice.
  • Bears frequent the area. All food must be kept in approved containers, locked vehicle, or provided food storage lockers.
  • Campground and surrounding area were burned in 2008 leaving an open landscape abounding with wildflowers.
  • Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host.
  • Two non-towed vehicles may be parked per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle is charged an extra fee of $8.00 collected at the campground.
  • Click here for more information on the Custer National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.17333, -109.45083
45°10'24"N, 109°27'3"W

From U.S. Highway 212, go to the south end of Red Lodge. Turn west onto West Fork Rock Creek Road (Forest Road 2071) and travel 11 miles west. The campground is on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CASCADE
11 MILES WEST ON FS ROAD 2071
RED LODGE MT 59068

Phone Number:

Information: (406)587-9054