Montana National Forest Camping: Swan Creek Campground

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Swan Creek Campground

For an ideal camping retreat, try Swan Creek Campground in the Gallatin Canyon. Campers get wonderful privacy and all the natural forest wonders along with great fishing access. Read More

  • This 13-site campground is usually open from early May to late September.
  • Many of the 13 sites are handicapped accessible.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance.

Swan Creek Campground is located in the Bozeman Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest 31 miles south of Bozeman, Montana. The Campground is adjacent to scenic Swan Creek, a tributary of the Gallatin River. All campsites are along the creek surrounded by spruce and fir trees. Roads are paved and campsites spurs are gravel.

From Bozeman take U.S. Highway 191 south for 30 miles to the Swan Creek turnoff. Turn left and go 1/2 mile to the campground.

From West Yellowstone, travel 58 miles north on US Hwy 191; turn right at Swan Creek turnoff and go 1/2 mile to the campground.


  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance.
  • Sites may be available on a first come-first served basis outside and during the reservation season.
  • Please call (406) 646-1012 for details, or reserve by calling toll-free (877) 444-6777 or Book Online


  • Season or Open Dates - Depending on weather conditions the campground may be open from May 15th to September 15th
  • Elevation – 5800 feet
  • Fee – $20 per site. $8.00 for additional vehicles per night
  • Number and Type of Sites
    13 total sites
    Sites 7 through 13 on the Upper Loop are all handicapped accessible
    Sites are all standard non-electric
    Sites are suitable for RV’s.


  • Handicapped Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Fire Rings
  • Picnic Tables
  • Drinking Water, Hand Well
  • Trash Pickup
  • Stream

Additional Information
Generators are allowed. There is no dump station. There are no showers or laundry facility.

Activities and Attractions

  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Photography
  • Wildlife Viewing