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  • Writer's pictureMandy-Gentry

East Rosebud Creek + Lake - Montana

In July, our friends invited us to join them at their family camping land on East Rosebud Creek, near the infamous tiny town of Roscoe, MT. Less than two hours away, it was an easy drive from Livingston. We were excited to get out of town with the camper for a little adventure. It was our first visit to the area, and I was amazed by how beautiful the landscape was. Our camping spot was right on the edge of the creek, and the kids (and dogs) loved playing in the water. The adults even tried their luck at fishing, with some success. We even spotted a few turkey and deer. Everyone had a blast!

Rosebud Creek is located in the beautiful high prairie just to the north of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area.

One day, we took the drive up to East Rosebud Lake, an alpine lake a little farther south from Roscoe. Remote and gorgeous, this mountain lake is picturesque with its cold blue water. The rugged cliffs that surround it are stunning. The only downside here is that much of the lake's shoreline is private, but there is a small public water access. It would definitely be worth a trip back with a kayak or paddle board to explore the lake more.

You can read more about East Rosebud Lake HERE.

While exploring, we stopped to check out a forest service campground along the creek that looked like a great place to stay. I'm not sure about hook-ups, but the sites were spread out, quiet and peaceful.

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