Hood Creek Campground

Bozeman, Montana 59719

Hood Creek Campground

Hood Creek Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Built in the 1940s to provide water for area farms and ranches, Hyalite Reservoir is the anchor for a recreation area attracting hikers, campers, anglers, and those just seeking a little time to relax outdoors. Due to its close proximity, it’s a prime recreation destination for Bozeman residents and Montana State University students, but there’s plenty of room for everyone. You’ll find several Forest Service campgrounds here, but Hood Creek is our choice for tenters. Access is a bit more difficult than at the others, and this cuts down on the number of RVs.

Hood Creek is spread in a narrow band along the reservoir, providing plenty of room between sites as well as a lot of space within the sites themselves. Reservations are accepted for all but seven of the sites here. One of the nonreservable sites is Site 5, the only one set on the opposite side of the road from the reservoir. This is a nicely forested site and isn’t a bad choice. Overall, site 17 is the best, even though the road to the boat ramp runs along one side."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
25 and 1 group site
Mid-May–October, weather permitting
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Gallatin National Forest. 406-522-2520, www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin; reservations: 877-4446777, recreation.gov
Local Contacts
$15, $7/additional vehicle
Fees per Night
Hand-pump well, vault toilets, boat ramp, picnic area, firewood for sale.