• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Campgrounds

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.
Camping Reservations
  • Visit: www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com
  • Write: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, PO Box 165, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190.
  • Call:
    • 307-344-7311 or 1-866-GEYSERLAND (439-7375) for future reservations
    • 307-344-7901 for same-day reservations
    • 307-344-5395 for TDD service (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf)

 

 
Tips and Additional Information
  • Be sure to check for opening and closing dates for facilities inside the park.
  • Make your reservations early!
  • 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).
  • Learn more about backpacking in the park on our Backcountry Camping and Hiking page.
  • For information on camping outside the park, check with the local chamber of commerce for each city on our Nearby Cities page.

 
2014 Campground Information
In order of opening Dates* Nightly Fee/** Sites Elev (ft)
Features RV Sites
Mammoth All year
$20 85 6,200 A,F,G Most are pull-through
Madison ΔΩ 5/2-10/19 $21.50 278 6,800 A,F,NS,DS,G Call for availability & reservations
Fishing Bridge RV ΔΩ‡ 5/9-9/21 $47.75 >325 7,800 F,S/L,DS,G, hookups
Call for availability & reservations
Norris 5/16-9/29 $20 >100 7,500 A,F,G 2 @ 50' (signed); 5 @30'
Tower Fall 5/23-9/29 $15 31 6,600 V All @ 30' or less; has hairpin curve
Bridge Bay ΔΩ 5/23-9/1 $21.50 432 7,800 A,F,NS,DS,G Call for availability & reservations
Canyon ΔΩ 5/30-9/14 $26 273 7,900 A,F,S/L,DS,G call for availability & reservations
Indian Creek
6/13-9/8 $15 70 7,300 A, V 10@ 35'; 35@30'-pull-through
Pebble
Creek
6/15-9/29 $15

27

6,900 V Some long pull-throughs
Slough
Creek
6/15-10/7 $15 23 6,250 V 14 @ 30', walk through first to assess sites
Lewis Lake 6/25-11/2 $15 85 7,800 V All @ 25' or less
Grant Village ΔΩ 6/21-9/21 $26 430 7,800 A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G Call for availability & reservations
*Campgrounds close for the season at 11 am of the last date listed
Δ Sites you can reserve
Ω Rate does not include tax or utility pass-through
Site with full hook ups
A Accessible sites available
F Flush toilets
V Vault toilets
S/L Pay showers/laundry onsite
NS Showers not included
2S Two showers included each night
DS Dump station
G Generators OK 8 am-8pm

Dates are approximate and may change because of weather or resource management concerns. Campgrounds close at 11 a.m. on the date listed.

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.