With summer and memorial day coming up, many people are starting to plan camping trips with friends and family. Here are a few places to look into for those deciding where they should camp this year.  

The Yellowstone River Campground and RV resort in Billings has been family-owned and operated for more than 100 years. The campground is wild west inspired, complete with antique machinery and wagons scattered around the park. It is close to downtown billings for those wanting to do things in the city and near the lovely Riverfront park. The Yellowstone River Campground is also close to many tourist attractions, including Pompey’s Pillar, Zoo Montana, Little Bighorn National Park, and the scenic Beartooth Highway opening memorial day weekend. 

The Cascade Campground in Red Lodge is a great place to look for wildlife and see the beautiful wildflowers in the park. The grounds do have scarring from the Cascade Fire that happened nearly fifteen years ago, but there are still plenty of trees and wilderness to explore. There are also plenty of trails to walk through like the Timberline Trail, Silver Run Trail, West Fork Trail, and Camp Senia Trail. 

The Parkside Campground south of Red Lodge is located near the Main Fork of Rock Creek banks. The campground is located near several other campsites for those wishing to camp at multiple locations. Several trails are also located nearby, including Bear Track Trail, Glacier Lake Trail, Lake Fork Trail, and Corral Creek Trail. Reservations for the Red Lodge campgrounds must be made at least five days before your stay. Visitors have a maximum of a sixteen-day stay.

Many campgrounds fill up quickly in the summer, so be sure to make your reservations sooner rather than later