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MOOSE CREEK FLAT CAMPGROUND, MT

part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MOOSE CREEK FLAT CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Fri Oct 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Moose Creek Flat Campground is located in scenic Gallatin Canyon on the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest, in Montana. It is 32 miles south of Bozeman.

The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, rafting, hiking and viewing local wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground sits next to the Gallatin River near Moose Creek, just off Highway 191, at an elevation of 5,700 feet. A forest of pine and fir trees covers the surrounding mountainsides, but the campground itself lies in an open meadow.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in this scenic canyon. Visitors can often catch a glimpse of bald eagles, bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain goats, deer and coyotes. Black and grizzly bears also live in the canyon.

Recreation:

The surrounding area provides great opportunities for hiking, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing. Anglers cast for rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout, whitefish and Arctic grayling on the Gallatin River. An accessible fishing dock is located at the river's edge. Rafting and kayaking are popular activities as well.

Many trails can be found in Gallatin Canyon. The Swan Creek Trail begins at nearby Swan Creek Campground. Golden Trout Lakes Trail begins about 15 minutes away up Portal Creek Road, three miles south of the campground.

Facilities:

This fully accessible campground offers several single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. A group day-use picnic area is also available and can accommodate up to 50 people.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Roads within the campground are paved, but the parking spurs are gravel.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Site 014 is available for group day-use picnicking, maximum 50 people; if not reserved, the site is available without a fee
  • An additional $6 fee will be collected for extra vehicles at the campground
  • Firewood is available for $5 a bundle
  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis during and outside the reservation season; call (877) 646-1012 for more information
  • 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):
45.35667, -111.17139
45°21'24"N, 111°10'17"W

From Bozeman, take Highway 191 south for 32 miles. From West Yellowstone, take Highway 191 north 57 miles. The campground is on the west side of the highway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MOOSE CREEK FLAT CAMPGROUND
HWY 191 -32 MILES S OF BOZEMAN
BOZEMAN  MT  59718

Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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