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


Lower Hyalite Group Site is located in scenic Hyalite Canyon on the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest. It is just nine miles south of Bozeman, Mont.

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

Natural Features:

The group site sits next to Hyalite Creek, at an elevation of 5,000 feet. A forest of fir, pine and spruce trees covers the surrounding mountains.


Hyalite Creek provides great fishing for Yellowstone cutthroat, Arctic grayling and brook trout. Many hiking trails can be found in Hyalite Canyon.


The campground offers one accessible group site that can accommodate up to 100 people. It can be used for overnight camping or day-use picnicking. A large shelter is on-site, with picnic tables and a fireplace. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Drinking water and trash collection are not available at the campground. Campers must bring their own water and pack out all garbage.

Nearby Attractions:

Hyalite Reservoir is just 6.5 miles from the campground. The scenic 206-acre lake offers many recreational activities, including boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, climbing and picnicking.

The popular Hyalite Peak Trail begins near the reservoir. The 7.5-mile one-way trail gains 3,450 feet in elevation as is climbs past numerous waterfalls to beautiful Hyalite Lake and Hyalite Peak.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Creek Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tables
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available at the campground
  • Group area is available for day use, for the same rate as overnight use
  • An additional fee will be collected at the campground if the number of people listed on the reservation is exceeded
  • 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):
45.54583, -111.04972
45°32'45"N, 111°2'59"W

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

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOZEMAN  MT  59718

Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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