Initial Creek Campground

The Initial Creek Campground location is in , Montana
. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Initial Creek Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.



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Campground information , Montana

This free campground is located on the West Fork Stillwater Road and is near the West Fork Stillwater Trail (#90). The campground is maintained from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but is opened the rest of the year without services. There is a 16 day stay limit for all Beartooth Ranger District campgrounds.

For a road map of the area, which shows campground locations, please see our Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM)

  • Camp sites: 6
  • Host: No
  • Max Trailer Length: 20 ft
  • Accessible Facilities: none
  • 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 summer months and you should arrive in the early afternoon to ensure there is a space available for the night. There is a 16 day stay limit.  Some sites in campground have bear resistant food storage lockers. Individual camp sites vary in size, but the max trailer length is 20ft.

Initial Creek Campground remains open year-round. However, in the off-season, the roads to the campground are not plowed and the campground is not maintained. There is no water and no services. Please pack out all of your trash.

Directions from district office:
Drive north on US Hwy 212 for 2.1 miles. Turn left (west) onto MT-78 and drive 30 miles. Turn left (west) onto MT-419 towards Fishtail. Drive through Nye and for a total of 25.9 miles. Immediately after the Stillwater Mine, turn right (west) onto the West Fork Stillwater Rd (FR 2846). Drive 7.8 miles to the trailhead.

*The West Fork Stillwater Rd is a rough road. High clearance vehicles are advised.

Beartooth Ranger District Office
6811 US Hwy 212
Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-2103

Frequently Asked Questions About  , MT

How do I make a reservation with Initial Creek Campground?

To make reservations at Initial Creek Campground, you can call the office at .

Where is Initial Creek Campground located?

The Initial Creek Campground is located at in ,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Initial Creek Campground have tent or RV camping?

Initial Creek Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at to make sure things haven’t changed.

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