Swan Creek Campground is located in the scenic Gallatin Canyon, on the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest, in southwestern Montana. It is 31 miles south of Bozeman.
The surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, rafting, hiking and viewing local wildlife.
Great opportunities for hiking, fishing, scenic driving and wildlife viewing are available in the area surrounding 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 within the campground. Golden Trout Lakes Trail begins up nearby Portal Creek Road, five miles south of the campground.
The campground offers single-family campsites. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Roads within the campground are paved, but parking spurs are gravel. Firewood is available at Greek Creek Campground for $6.00 per bundle.
The campground sits next to scenic Swan Creek, a tributary of the Gallatin River. It is just off Highway 191, at an elevation of 5,800 feet. A beautiful, dense forest of spruce and fir trees covers the campground.
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 bears and grizzly bears also live in the canyon.
ADA Access: N
Swan Creek campground is a hidden gem in an area where most of the campgrounds through the Gallatin canyon sit along the busy and noisy highway 191. This small 13 site campground sits along Swan Creek a half mile removed from the noise of highway 191. The road to the campground is paved, but be warned it is narrow. This is basically a one lane paved road so drive slow and keep an eye out for wider sections along the road as you may need to back up to one to allow traffic to pass by. The campground has two loops just over a¼ mile apart. The first loop has 6 sites, and the second loop has 7 sites all ADA accessible. All the sites sit along Swan Creek in a mature spruce forest and are equipped with picnic table, and metal fire ring. ADA accessible vault toilets serve the campground, water(hand pump) and trash service is available, bear lockers are located through out the campground. All sites can be reserved and the cost is$20. Being reversible, in a popular recreation area and on the route to Yellowstone this is a hard place to find a campsite on the weekend with out a reservation. While a busy campground like all the others in the area, this is the place to go for a nice quiet nights sleep as the distance from the highway and the flowing creek provide for a peaceful nights sleep.
Smaller campground with nice campsites next to the creek that runs through it. Plenty of room between campsites. Campground is a few miles off the main road so you don’t here traffic at all through the night. Out house bathroom facilities with no running water. Did have clean pump water at the campground to use. Single lane paved road to get to the campground.
Nice sized campsites. Camp host comes thru very often. Definitely need bug spray. We will make this our priority campground.
Swan creek is a beautiful spot to stay and feels really remote for only bring a short drive from Bozeman. The river is stunning and makes for great fishing!