Camping in Yellowstone


In addition to standard hotel and cabin lodging, Yellowstone National Park provides visitors the chance to glimpse starry nights, wake up to the sound of chirping birds, and inhale the perfume of pine wafting through the air. Of the twelve campgrounds situated throughout the park, seven are first-come, first-served sites under the management of the National Park Service. These campgrounds include Indian Creek, Lewis Lake, Norris, Mammoth, Pebble Creek, Tower Fall, and Slough Creek. The remaining five campgrounds at Bridge Bay, Madison, Canyon, Fishing Bridge RV Park, and Grant Village are operated under Xanterra Parks and Resorts (Yellowstone’s primary concessionaire) and may be reserved by calling (307) 344-7311 or visiting www.travelyellowstone.com. Campsites fill early, so plan to make reservations or arrive early at your destination campground.

While camping in Yellowstone, visitors are asked to follow a few simple rules. Camping in pullouts, parking areas, and picnic grounds is not permitted, and campers may only stay a total of fourteen days between June 15 and September 15. Respect your fellow campers; obey the 8 PM to 8 AM quiet hours (10 PM to 7 AM at Fishing Bridge RV Park) that prohibit loud music and generators. Checkout time is 10 AM for all park campgrounds. For those traveling in groups, group camping is available at the Grant, Madison, and Bridge Bay Campgrounds. Depending on the group’s size, nightly fees range from $40-$70. Advance reservations for group camping are required.

The following provides an overview of each campground and the available amenities.

  • Bridge Bay: Open from late May through early September, Bridge Bay offers 430 total sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include a dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, fire pits, grills, and public phones. Reservations are accepted, and the nightly fee is $17.
  • Canyon: Open from June through September, Canyon provides 272 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include a dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, showers, fire pits, grills, laundry facilities, and public phones. Reservations are accepted, and the nightly fee is $17.
  • Fishing Bridge: Open from late May through Labor Day Weekend, Fishing Bridge RV Park offers 341 total sites, and numerous RV hookups are available. Other amenities include a dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, showers, fire pits, grills, laundry facilities, and public phones. Reservations are accepted, and the nightly fee is $31. 
  • Grant Village: Open from late May through September, Grant Village provides 425 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include a dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, showers, fire pits, grills, laundry facilities, and public phones. Reservations are accepted, and the nightly fee is $17.
  • Indian Creek: Open from June through September, Indian Creek provides 75 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include vault toilets, drinking water, fire pits, and grills. The nightly fee is $12.
  • Lewis Lake: Open from mid-June until November, Lewis Lake provides 85 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include vault toilets, drinking water, fire pits, and grills. The nightly fee is $12.
  • Madison: Open from late May until November, Madison offers 280 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include a dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, fire pits, grills, and public phones. Reservations are accepted, and the nightly fee is $17.
  • Mammoth: Open year-round, the Mammoth Campground provides 85 sites with no available RV hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, fire pits, grills, and public phones. The nightly fee is $14.
  • Norris: Open from mid-May through September, Norris offers 116 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, fire pits, grills, and public phones. The nightly fee is $14.
  • Pebble Creek: Open from mid-June through September, Pebble Creek offers 36 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include vault toilets, drinking water, fire pits, and grills. The nightly fee is $12.
  • Slough Creek: Open from late May until November, Slough Creek provides 29 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include vault toilets, drinking water, fire pits, and grills. The nightly fee is $12.
  • Tower Fall: Open from mid-May through late September, Tower Fall Campground offers 32 sites with no RV hookups. Amenities include vault toilets, drinking water, fire pits, and grills. The nightly fee is $12.

 

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