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. You can make reservations online or by calling or writing (numbers and address are located at the bottom of the page).
  • The 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. Campgrounds usually fill by early morning; plan ahead to obtain a site!
For images of the campgrounds, check out our photo galleries or visit the Xanterra Parks and Resorts website.

The map below shows campground locations in the park, their current status, and fill times.

Disclaimer: This map is updated as soon as possible when campground status changes, but it is not updated in real time. Be aware that campgrounds may fill between the time you check the status and the time you arrive at the campground.
 

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Tips and Additional Information

  • Be sure to check for opening and closing dates for facilities inside the park.
  • Make your reservations early!
  • No camping or overnight vehicle parking is allowed in any place other than a designated campground or campsite.
  • 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 check the information board at the campground or email our Visitor Services Office prior to your visit. Propane grills and stoves are normally not restricted.
  • Food storage boxes are available at all of the campsites at Indian Creek, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, Tower Fall, Norris, and Lewis Lake campgrounds. Many campsites in other campgrounds are also equipped with bear-proof storage boxes.
  • 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 Attractions page.
 

2017 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 In the winter season, there is a very tight turn - 30' is the RV length limit
Madison ΔΩ 4/28-10/15 $24.25 278 6,800 A,F,NS,DS,G Call for availability & reservations
Fishing Bridge RV ΔΩ‡ 5/5-9/17 $47.75 >325 7,800 F,S/L,2S,DS,G, hookups Call for availability & reservations
Norris 5/19-9/25 $20 111 7,500 A,F,G 2 @ 50' (signed); 5 @30'
Bridge Bay ΔΩ 5/19-9/11 $24.25 432 7,800 A,F,NS,DS,G Call for availability & reservations
Tower Fall 5/26-9/25 $15 31 6,600 V All @ 30' or less; has hairpin curve
Canyon ΔΩ 5/26-9/24 $29 273 7,900 A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G call for availability & reservations
Indian Creek 6/9-9/11 $15 70 7,300 A, V 10@ 35'; 35@30'
Grant Village ΔΩ 6/9-9/17 $29 430 7,800 A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G Call for availability & reservations
Pebble Creek 6/15-9/25 $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 6/15-11/5 $15 85 7,800 V All @ 25' or less
*Campgrounds close for the season at 11 am of the last date listed
**Site sizes are for TOTAL LENGTH of vehicle and towed equipment
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 (Dump stations may close if temperatures are below freezing.)
G Generators OK 8 am-8pm (60db limit)

All rates subject to applicable taxes and fees.
Dates are approximate and may change because of weather or resource management concerns. Campgrounds close at 11 a.m. on the date listed.
*TBD = To be determined

 

Camping Reservations

  • Visit: Xanterra Parks and Resorts
  • 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)

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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