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SHERIDAN, MT

Photo: SHERIDAN
Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sheridan Campground is located seven miles south of Red Lodge, in southern Montana. It is just off the scenic Beartooth Highway. The area is a popular location for fishing, hiking and scenic driving.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in the shadow of the Beartooth Range, on the banks of Rock Creek. A forest of aspen and pine covers the area. A variety of wildlife, including grizzly bear, deer and elk, makes its home in the surrounding area.

Recreation:

The Main Fork of Rock Creek offers rainbow trout fishing. Greenough Lake is eight miles away, and is a popular area for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

The Beartooth Wilderness can be accessed via the Hellroaring and Lake Fork trailheads, both nearby. Beartrack and Corral Creek trailheads are not far from the campground as well. Visitors also enjoy mountain biking and hiking on the Parkside National Recreation Trail. Hellroaring Road is open to off-road vehicles.

Facilities:

This small campground offers single-family sites. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets and drinking water.

Sites 5 through 8 are 30 feet in length or less; the turnaround is tight for trailers and RVs. Campsites 1 and 2 are level and suitable for those with limited mobility but do no fully meet accessibility standards, while site 9 supports 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 the Iron Horse Rodeo take place in mid-July, the Mountain Man Rendezvous occurs in late July, and the Festival of Nations is 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.

Yellowstone National Park's northeast entrance is 60 miles from the campground, via the Beartooth Highway. The park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Lodging
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Firewood bundles can be purchased from the campground host.
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers, a locked vehicle or provided food storage lockers
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • Sites 5 through 8 are 30 feet or less; the turn-around is tight for trailers
  • Sites 1 and 2 are level and suitable for those with limited mobility but do not fully meet handicapped accessible specifications
  • Single sites accommodate up to eight people and one non-towed vehicle with trailer per day. There is an extra vehicle fee, including what it tows, of $8.00, collected at the campground.
  • Double sites can be reserved as either a single site (1-8 people, $15) or a double site (9-16 people, $30).
  • Sites #1 and #2 are tent-only double sites, each of which will accommodate up to 16 people and three cars per site, per day. There is an extra vehicle fee for the third car 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):
45.10139, -109.30222
45°6'5"N, 109°18'8"W

From U.S. Highway 212, turn off at Eastside Road and go 2 miles to the campground. The entrance is on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SHERIDAN
7 miles south on Hwy 212
RED LODGE MT 59068

Phone Number:

Information: (406)587-9054