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    Red Shale Campground

    Way back in 2015, my then girlfriend and I rode by this campground and with it being later in the day, passed it by. Flash forward 2 years and now my wife and I were in the cage this time and stopped in for a look-see. Wow, nice isolated campground, perfect for an overnighter on the way to who knows. To top it all off, it's a free campground. We took time oout of our trip for an impromptu picnic.


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    American Gypsy privateer's Avatar
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    Re: Red Shale Campground

    No water, so no showers as well. Not my choice of places to stay unless I've got an RV with generator, toilet, water/gray/black tanks, propane stove, etc.
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    just another Saddle Tramp Dusty Boots's Avatar
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    Re: Red Shale Campground

    I've had that campground 'penciled in' a couple of times to spend the night at when riding between the Billings, MT and Belle Fourche, SD areas a number of times.
    As long as there's a picnic table and toilet facilities of some kind, that is all I need for 1 night! Can't beat the price!!
    Water would be easily obtained at any of the service stations on either side of it.

    Thanks for the quick review!
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    Re: Red Shale Campground

    Nice review! Thanks for posting

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    Re: Red Shale Campground

    My type of campground, nice and quiet.

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    Re: Red Shale Campground

    hang that a cat on a leash?
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    Re: Red Shale Campground

    I love rustic camping and love it even more if well-forested!

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    Re: Red Shale Campground

    my kind of place!...quiet, clean, rustic, & no $, long as it is safe/secure...looks to be patrolled by your harnessed kitty who can "check for recent scents"!

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