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part ofCuster Gallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Sep 19 2015   Season Dates


Moose Creek Group Site is located in the scenic Gallatin Canyon on the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest of 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 group site sits next to the Gallatin River and Moose Creek, just off Highway 191, at an elevation of 5,700 feet. The site is partly surrounded by pine and fir trees.

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


Great opportunities for hiking, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing are available around the campground. Anglers cast for rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout, whitefish and Arctic grayling on the Gallatin River. 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.


Moose Creek is available for group picnicking or camping and can accommodate up to 90 people. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets. Drinking water and trash collection are not available at the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available on-site
  • The site 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
  • 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):
45.35139, -111.17139
45°21'5"N, 111°10'17"W

From Bozeman, travel south on Highway 191 for 32 miles to the turnoff, a quarter-mile south of the main Moose Creek Flat Campground. Turn left onto a gravel road that leads 200 yards to the group site.

From West Yellowstone, take Highway 191 north for 57 miles. The group area is on the east side of the highway across from the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOZEMAN  MT  59718

Phone Number:

Information:  (877)646-1012
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