Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris, Expect 30-minute Delays
The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon.
Autumn is still a popular time to camp and open campgrounds fill very quickly. It is recommended that visitors consider researching alternative options prior to arrival if campgrounds in the park are full.
12 Campgrounds in the Park
Xanterra Parks and Resorts operates 5 reservation campgrounds (1,700+ sites) including Madison, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Bridge Bay, Canyon, and Grant Village (see details at bottom of page). You can make reservations online or by calling or writing (see section below).
National Park Service operates 7 first-come, first-served campgrounds (450+ sites) including Mammoth, Norris, Tower Fall, Indian Creek, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, and Lewis Lake (see details at bottom of page). Campgrounds may be filled by 11 a.m.; arrive early to obtain a site.
Overnight camping of any type (tent, vehicle, or RV) outside designated campgrounds is not permitted.
Campsite occupancy is limited to 6 people per site.
Camping is limited to 14 days from July 1 through Labor Day (first Monday in September) and to 30 days the rest of the year; no limit at Fishing Bridge.
Drinking water is normally available in all campgrounds with occasional exceptions.
Campfires, including those in portable wood or propane fire pits, are prohibited in the Fishing Bridge RV Park. Wood and charcoal fires are permitted in all other campground locations, though 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 or email our Visitor Services Office immediately prior to your visit. Propane grills and stoves are normally not restricted.
Fishing Bridge RV Park is the only campground offering water, sewer, and electrical hookups-50 amp service; it is for hard-sided vehicles only (no tents or tent-trailers are allowed).