Campsites are available for reservation for the Peak-Season times of May 1st through September 15th. From September 16th through April 30th, all sites are first-come-first-serve.
Red Mountain Campground is adjacent to the lower Madison River and provides good access for camping, fishing and floating. The campground has 19 camp sites, 11 available for reservations. The campground has a volunteer seasonal campground host. There is no boat launch available at this site, but there are several in the vicinity. The campground serves as a great central location to access the lower Madison River. During peak season you can expect the campground to be full on weekends with lighter use during the work week.
The Madison River is well known for its robust trout fishery. The lower Madison River is a very popular destination for non-angling floaters (tubers) during the warm summer months. Red Mountain sits roughly half way between Warm Springs boat launch and Black’s Ford Fishing Access Site.
19 campsites, 3 accessible vault toilets, drinking water, horseshoe pit, and picnic tables. Firewood is available for purchase when the volunteer campground host is present.
Lower Madison River, Bear Trap Canyon unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, Norris Hot Springs
For additional information please visit; https://www.blm.gov/visit/red-mountain-campground
This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (406) 683-8000.
Charges & Cancellations
Failing to arrive on the first night of your reservation will result in a forfeiture of your reservation and your site may be made available to someone else.
From Bozeman; Head west on MT Hwy 84 (Norris Road). Continue on MT Hwy 84 for 20.5 miles. Turn right (North) at South Bear Trap Canyon Road. If you cross the Madison River you have just passed the turn.
From Norris; Head East on MT Hwy 84 (Norris Road) travel for 8 miles and turn left at South Bear Trap Canyon Road after you cross the Madison River.