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part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Hood Creek Campground is located next to scenic Hyalite Reservoir, on the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest. It is 17 miles south of the city of Bozeman, Mont.

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

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of scenic Hyalite Reservoir, at an elevation of 6,700 feet. Some campsites lie in open meadows along the shoreline, while others are located among scattered pine and fir trees.


Hyalite Reservoir offers many recreational activities, including boating, canoeing and fishing. Anglers fish for Yellowstone cutthroat, Arctic grayling and brook trout. Hyalite Creek offers 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 is climbs past numerous waterfalls to the beautiful Hyalite Lake and Hyalite Peak.


The campground offers sites for both overnight camping and day-use picnicking. A group site for overnight camping is also available for reservation, and can accommodate up to 80 people.

Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection. A boat ramp is located on-site. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are gravel.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Creek Access
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Rock Climbing
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • A maximum of two vehicles is allowed per site; the first is included in the reservation fee and a $6 fee for additional vehicles will be collected 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):
45.485, -110.96778
45°29'6"N, 110°58'4"W

From Main Street in Bozeman, travel south on 19th Avenue for 7 miles, to the paved Hyalite Canyon Road. Turn left and continue 10 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOZEMAN  MT  59718

Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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