MOOSE CREEK GROUP SITE
Adress: Gallatin Gateway, Montana
OVERVIEW 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. RECREATION 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. FACILITIES 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. 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.