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DINING – Red Lodge has more restaurants per capita than any other community in Montana. It offers everything from fast food service to the most elegant dining at several exceptional restaurants. Red Lodge is appreciated by patrons in northern Wyoming, Billings and other surrounding areas for its fine dining.

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ACCOMMODATIONS – A variety of accommodations include seven motels, four condominiums, a historic hotel, bed and breakfast lodgings, and furnished guest homes available by the day or week. There are two private campgrounds with water, electricity, pumping station and showers. More than 700 units are available at nearby National Forest campgrounds.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION AND REST ROOMS – The Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center is located on the north side of Red Lodge where one will find information, rest rooms and public telephones. Beartooth IGA also offers public restrooms and a public telephone. Red Lodge True Value also offers public restrooms.

AIRPORT – 4,000 feet of paved runway; lighted VASI; NDR 2 miles north; Unicom- 122.8; tie down facilities; 80 and 100 octane. The Red Lodge Airport is five minutes from the town of Red Lodge.

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TRANSPORTATION – Red Lodge is situated 60 miles south of Billings. Car rentals are available in Billings at Logan International Airport or through your travel agency. Car rentals are available at Clark’s Transportation and at Anderson Chevrolet, Pontiac and Oldsmobile.

ALTITUDE AND WEATHER – The elevation of Red Lodge is 5,555 feet. The annual rainfall in the area is 22 inches. Red Lodge, in a sample 30 year period, averaged only 3 days per year with maximum of 90 degrees or warmer and 26 days a year of temperatures of zero or colder. Red Lodge snowfall averages 52 inches per year, and there is an average of 105 frost-free days between June and September.

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POPULATION – According to the most recent census, the population of Red Lodge is 2,300. Including the surrounding area, the population approaches 2,500.

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Take Highway 212 south of Red Lodge to Parkside Campground. Cross Rock Creek and take the gravel road south. Good fishing and beautiful scenery await you.

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Highway 296 from Wyoming 120 to US 212 through the beautiful sunlight Basin overlooking the spectacular Clark’s Fork Canyon. Watch for wildlife.

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The Custer National Forest is a haven for wildlife including elk, moose, mountain goats, big horn sheep, bears (black and grizzly), mountain lions and wolves. Golden marmots are often seen dashing across the trails. Golden and bald eagles often visit our area, as well as sandhill cranes and blue herons.
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