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.
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.
This fully accessible campground offers several single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. A GROUP PICNIC AREA (SITE 14) for DAY USE ONLY equipped with 3 standard size picnic tables 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.
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.
ADA Access: N
Moose Creek Flat campground is a small campground sandwiched between the Gallatin River and U.S. highway 191. If you are planning on visiting this campground be prepared as you approach as there is little notice that you are approaching the campground while driving down the highway. Moose Creek Flat is a wide open campground, basically a flat open area with campsites along the river and highway. Campsites have no tree cover. The campground has 13 campsites and site 14 is a large day use only site. Moose Creek Flat is a popular starting point for rafting companies and those wanting to kayak the river. All the sites are along the river with the exception of three pull through sites which are along the highway. Sites 6-8 are near a nice beach. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. ADA sites are available. Two vault toilets serve the campground and water is available at a hand pump next to the first vault toilet. If you want a quiet nights sleep then you are out of luck, Highway 191 is busy all night so bring earplugs if you are planning on staying the night. If you like to fish then be sure to bring your license and pole as the Gallatin River is very popular fly fishing destination. All sites can be reserved for$20 per night.
The road is in nice condition, you'll need to travel up hill for about a mile. There's pull offs for campsites up to the top of the road. It's very quiet. There are cow patties in places you'll need to look out for. The fireplaces may be slightly destroyed from cows, but you're in the mountains, and you need to expect to do a little work! We found coral mushrooms about 50 feet from our campsite. I liked this place for it's secretsy and quietness. It's not far from the Galatin River for fishing purposes.
Directions: If you are North bound heading there on US highway 191, you'll see an rv park on your left, and then a blue phone sign on your right, and then the road immediately on the right after that RV park/sign is the road you'll need to take (there's no MOOSE CREEK FLAT CAMPGROUND sign to direct you).
If you plan on crashing here one night on your way r West Yellowstone than it's great but otherwise lame. No shelter from the sun and it's right off the highway so lots of traffic noise all day and night.
Great place to camp! Very rustic, just a money slot box to pay for your site. Awesome fly fishing and raft trips right there. Not a lot of sites and right off the road. Great for a night or two if driving through.