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part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Chisholm Campground is located next to scenic Hyalite Reservoir in the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest, 18 miles south of Bozeman, Montana.

The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking and climbing.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a forest of pine and fir trees, next to Hyalite Reservoir, at an elevation of 6,700 feet. The East Fork Hyalite Creek runs alongside the north side of the campground.


Hyalite Reservoir offers many recreational activities, including boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Anglers fish for Yellowstone cutthroat, Arctic grayling and brook trout. Hyalite Creek and the East Fork offer fishing as well.

Many hiking trails are found in Hyalite Canyon, including the popular Hyalite Peak Trail. This 7.5-mile one-way trail gains 3,450 feet in elevation as it climbs past numerous waterfalls, to beautiful Hyalite Lake and Peak.


This fully accessible campground offers single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. A boat ramp is located 1 mile away at Hood Creek Campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
Within 10 Miles
  • Rock Climbing
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum of two vehicles are allowed per site; The first is included in the fee; The second will be charged a $6 fee at the campground
  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis during and outside the reservation season; Call (877) 646-1012 for more information
  • Hyalite Canyon Road (Forest Road 62) is closed to all motorized use annually, from April 1 through May 16
  • Click here for more information on the Gallatin National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.47472, -110.95611
45°28'29"N, 110°57'22"W

From Main Street in Bozeman, take 19th Avenue south for 7 miles to the paved Hyalite Canyon Road. Turn left and continue south for 11 miles to the campground. The last mile of road is gravel.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOZEMAN  MT  59718

Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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