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Camping - Yellowstone National Park

First Come, First Served Campsites

There are 12 campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park. Seven of these campgrounds are operated by the National Park Service at Indian Creek, Lewis Lake, Mammoth, Norris, Pebble Creek, Slough  Creek, and Tower Fall. Sites at these campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following locations in Yellowstone are operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts:

Campground Reservations -
- Bridge Bay Campground
- Canyon Campground
- Grant Campground
- Madison Campground

- Future Reservations Call (866) 439-7375
- Same Day Reservations Call (307) 344-7901

 


* For Yellowstone Campground locations please visit our Maps Directory

* More camping information can be found at YellowstoneLodging.com 


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Campfires
Wood and charcoal fires are permitted only in locations with fire rings. Special fire restrictions are occasionally put in place when the danger of wildland fires is great. If you plan to light a fire in the park, please ask about current fire restrictions at the entrance station when you arrive

Please make your reservations early and/or plan to secure your campsite as early in the day as possible. Campgrounds may fill by early orning, especially during peak season (early July - late August).

Campground Sites Dates Fee Elev (ft) Toilet Showers/
Laundry Nearby
Dump Station Generators Permitted (8AM - 8 PM) RV Sites
Bridge Bay* 432 5/24-9/11 $20** 7,800 Flush   X X
Canyon* 273 5/31-9/8 $25** 8,000 Flush X X X
Grant* 430 6/21-9/22 $25** 7,800 Flush X X X
Madison* 278 5/3-10/20 $20** 6,800 Flush   X X
Mammoth 85 All Year $14 6,200 Flush     X Pull-through
Norris >100 5/17-9/30 $14 7,500 Flush     X 2 @ 50’ (signed); 5 @ 30’
Indian Creek 75 6/14-9/9 $12 7,300 Vault       10@ 40; 35
@ 30; pull-through
Lewis Lake 85 6/15-11/3 $12 7,800 Vault       25'
Pebble Creek >27 6/15-9/30 $12 6,900 Vault      
Slough Creek 23 6/15-10/31 $12 6,250 Vault       14 @ 30’, walk through first to assess sites beyond #16
Tower Fall 32 5/24-9/30 $12 6,600 Vault       all @ 30’ or less; has hairpin curve
Fishing Bridge RV* 325 5/10-9/22 $45 7,800 Flush X Sewer X Call for availability & 
reservations
* Reserve through Xanterra Parks & Resorts - call (307)344-7311 or TDD (307)344-5395
**Plus sales tax
+ 1-4 people
Dates are approximate and may change because of weather or resource management concerns.
Bridge Bay, Canyon, Grant Village, and Madison campgrounds all contain accessible sites.

 

Fishing Bridge RV Park
Situated by Fishing Bridge near beautiful Yellowstone Lake, this RV Park features sites with full hook-ups. It's designed for hard-sided units only with a maximum length of^o'. The area also offers a coin laundry, pay showers, store, electricity, water, sewer hook-ups and a sanitary dump station. Sightseeing tours are also available.

Madison Campground
A central location, this site is just 14- miles east of the West Yellowstone entrance and 16 miles north of Old Faithful near the junction of the Gibbon, Madison and Firehole Rivers. Offers a sanitary dump station and limited group sites but no utility hookups or showers.

Canyon Campground
You'll find this campground close to the breathtaking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone near the center of the park. Offers stores, restaurants, pay showers, a coin laundry and a sanitary dump station, but no utility hookups.

Bridge Bay Campground
Bridge Bay is situated near Yellowstone lake, 30 miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone. It's also conveniently adjacent to Bridge Bay Marina/ boat launch and store. A sanitary dump is available but no utility hookups. Pay showers and a coin laundry are also within four miles. Group sites available.

Grant Village Campground
This woodsy campground is located at the southwestern edge of Yellowstone Lake, 22 miles north of the South Entrance. Within a half mile, you'll find stores, restaurants, pay showers, a coin laundry and a sanitary dump station, but no utility hookups. Group sites available.

Following the fires of 1988, thousands of dead trees, known as snags, were left standing in Yellowstone. These snags may fall with very little warning, so please be cautious and alert for falling snags in campsites.


Camping Rules
Camping or overnight vehicle parking in pullouts, picnic areas, picnic grounds, or any place other than a designated campground are not permitted and there are no overflow camping facilities. However, camping is often available in neighboring communities and forests outside the park.

Camping is limited to 14 days between June 15 and September 15 and to 30 days the rest of the year. There is no limit at Fishing Bridge RV Park. Check-out time for all campgrounds is 10:00 AM.


Quiet Hours
Camping in Yellowstone is a special experience. Each visitor deserves the opportunity to hear the birds, wildlife, and streams in this beautiful environment. Respect the rights of other campers and comply with the law by adhering to quiet hours, 8:00PM to 8:00AM (10:00PM to 7:00AM at Fishing Bridge RV Park). No generators, or other noise disturbances will be allowed during this time. Generators are only permitted in six campgrounds and the Fishing Bridge RV Park (see the table above for details).


Golden Age / Golden Access Discounts
Holders of Golden Age and Golden Access permits will be given approximately 50% discounts on camping fees. This does not apply at Fishing Bridge RV Park.


Group Camping
Group camping areas are available at Madison, Grant, and Bridge Bay campgrounds from late May through the closing date for large organized groups with a designated leader such as youth groups or educational groups. The fees vary per night, depending on the size of the group. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling Xanterra Parks & Resorts (866) 439-7375.


Since food and odors attract bears, items such as cooking stoves, utensils, coolers, trash bags, food, and toiletries may not be left outside or in tents or tent trailers, unless they are in immediate use!


 

Camping - West Yellowstone


Brandin' Iron Inn RV Park
201 Canyon Street
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Hide-Away RV Park
320 Electric Street
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
La Siesta RV Park
510 Madison Avenue
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Madison Arm Resort
South Shore Hebgen Lake
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Rustic Wagon RV Campground
634 US Hwy 20 West 
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Super 8 Motel / Lionshead Resort
1545 Targhee Pass Hwy
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Wagon Wheel RV Campground & Cabins
480 Gibbon Avenue
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Yellowstone Cabins
& RV Park
504 Hwy 20
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Rainbow Point
5 miles North of West Yellowstone on US 191
3 miles West on Forest Road.
2 miles North on Forest Road.
Gallatin National Forest
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Yellowstone Park KOA
US Hwy 20
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Bakers Hole
3 miles North of West Yellowstone on US 191
Gallatin National Forest
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Beaver Creek
8 miles North of West Yellowstone on US 191
17 miles West on US 287
Gallatin National Forest
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Cabin Creek
8 miles north of West Yellowstone on US 191
14 miles west on US 287
Gallatin National Forest
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Campfire Lodge Resort
located 8 miles north on US Highway 191 or 14 miles west on US Highway 287.
8500 Hebgen Lake Road
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Lonesomehurst Campground
8 miles West of West Yellowstone on US 20
4 miles North on Hebgen Lake Road.
West Yellowstone, MT 

 

Camping in Gardner


Petrified Forest Campground
16 mi NW Gardiner US 89
12 miles SW Forest Rd. 63
3.5 miles SW on Forest Rd
Gallatin National Forest 
Gardiner, MT 59030
Rocky Mountain 
Campground

1 block e. of U.S. 89 Jardine 
14 Jardine Road Gardiner, MT 59030 
Tom Miner Campground
16 mi NW Gardiner US 89
12 miles SW on County Rd
SW on Forest Road 63
Gardiner, MT 59030

 

Camping in Cody
Absaroka Bay Campground
PO Box 953
2001 Highway 14,16 & 20
Cody WY 82414
Cody KOA Kampground
5561 Greybull Highway
Cody WY 82414
Gateway Motel & Campground
PO Box 2348
203 Yellowstone Avenue
Cody WY 82414
Parkway Village & RV Campground
132 Yellowstone Avenue
Cody WY 82414
Ponderosa Campground
/Skyline Motor Inn

PO Box 1477
1815 8th Street
Cody WY 82414
7 K's Motel and RV Park
232 West Yellowstone Avenue
Cody WY 82414
Yellowstone Valley Inn
3324 North Fork Hwy
Cody WY 82414

 


Camping in Jackson
Flagg Ranch - Campground
PO Box 187
S. Entrance To Yellowstone
Moran, WY 83013
Grand Teton Park RV Resort
/Buffalo Valley Resort, Inc.

PO Box 92
Moran, WY 83013
Teton Village KOA
PO Box 38
Moose - Wilson Rd.
Teton Village, WY 83025
Virginian RV Park
PO Box 1052
750 W. Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001-1052

 

Camping in Big Sky
Greek Creek Campground
3 miles South of Bozeman
Big Sky, MT 59716

Moose Flat Campground
32 miles South of Bozeman on US 191
Big Sky, MT 59716
Red Cliff Campground
48 miles South of Bozeman on US 191
Big Sky, MT 59716
Swan Creek Campground
32 mi So of Bozeman US 191
1 mi E. on Forest Road. 481
Big Sky, MT 59716

Camping in Cooke City
Chief Joseph Campground
4 mi E.of Cooke City
on US 212
Cooke City, MT 59020

Colter Campground
2 mi E. of Cooke City
on US 212
Cooke City, MT 59020

Soda Butte Campground
1 mi E. of Cooke City
on U.S. 212
Gallatin National Forest
Cooke City, MT 59020

 


For more information on Yellowstone National Park and
the surrounding communities visit these helpful sites:

YellowstoneNationalPark.com
- YellowstoneLodging.com
YellowstoneFlyFishing.com


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