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Yellowstone offers 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 sites. Yellowstone National Park Lodges takes reservations for five of these campgrounds: the rest are first-come, first-served.

The map and table above show campground locations in the park, their current status, and fill times (adjusted to display in your local time zone). Note: This map is updated as soon as possible when campground status changes. Campgrounds may fill between the time you check the status and the time you arrive at the campground.

Additionally, Yellowstone offers backcountry campsites for people who prefer to explore and camp along less traveled routes.

 

Campground Details

Table of campgrounds with reservable sites. Check Yellowstone National Park Lodges for details & reservations.
Campground 2019 Dates Nightly Fee* Sites Amenities
Bridge Bay 5/17–9/22 $26 432 A,B,F,NS,D,Gn,Gs
Canyon 5/24–9/22 $31 273 A,B,F,S/L,2S,D,Gn
Fishing Bridge RV Park Closed for 2019
Grant Village 6/7–9/15 $31 430 A,B,F,S/L,2S,D,Gn,Gs
Madison 4/26–10/20 $26 278 A,B,F,NS,D,Gn,Gs

* - Listed fee does not include taxes or utility fees
A - Accessible sites available
B - Limited number of campsites set aside for bicyclists and hikers; check availability at campground
F - Flush toilets
D - Dump station (may close when temperatures are below freezing)
Gn - Generators allowed from 8 am to 8pm (60db limit)
Gs - Group site available (reservation required)
H - Full hookups
NS - Showers not included
S/L - Pay showers/laundry onsite
2S - Two showers included each night

Table of campgrounds that are first-come, first-served.
Campground 2019 Dates Nightly Fee Sites Amenities RV Information**
Indian Creek 6/14–9/9 $15 70 A,B,V 10 @ 35' (10.7 m) and 35 @ 30' (9.1 m)
Lewis Lake 6/26–11/3 $15 85 B,V 25' (7.6 m) or less
Mammoth All year $20 85 A,B,F,Gn 65' (19.8 m) summer limit and 30' (9.1 m) winter limit
Norris 5/17–9/29 $20 111 A,B,F,Gn 2 @ 50' (15.2 m) and 5 @ 30' (9.1 m)
Pebble Creek 6/15–9/29 $15 27 A,B,V Some long pull-throughs
Slough Creek 6/15–10/15 $15 16 A,V 14 @ 30' (9.1 m) / Walk through first to assess
Tower Fall 5/24–9/29 $15 31 B,V 30' (9.1 m) or less / Loop has hairpin curve

** - Sizes are for total length of vehicle and towed equipment
A - Accessible sites available
B - Limited number of campsites set aside for bicyclists and hikers; check availability at campground
F - Flush toilets
Gn - Generators allowed from 8 am to 8pm (60db limit)
V - Vault toilet

 
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Introductory video to camping in Yellowstone that explores camping options and amenities.

 

Reservable Campgrounds

Below are the five campgrounds that you can reserve ahead of time through Yellowstone National Park Lodges.


 

First-come, First-served Campgrounds

Below are the seven campgrounds where campsites are given out on a strict first-come, first-served basis.


 

Tips & Regulations

  • Make reservations as early as you can.
  • First-come, first-served campgrounds usually fill by early morning: plan ahead to obtain a site.
  • Overnight camping or parking is only allowed in designated campgrounds or campsites.
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to six 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.
  • 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 campgrounds (unless fire danger prompts special restrictions). Any restrictions will be listed on campground information boards and on the current conditions page. Propane grills and stoves are not usually affected by fire restrictions.
  • 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).
  • All campgrounds offer discounts for Senior Passes except Fishing Bridge RV Park.
  • Group sites are available at Bridge Bay, Grant Village, and Madison campgrounds for large groups with a designated leader (e.g. educational groups). Contact Yellowstone National Park Lodges for pricing and availability.
 
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Eating & Sleeping

Learn about places to stay and eat in the park.

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Stay in a Lodge

Pick a lodge that's right for you and make a reservation early!

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Plan Your Visit

Yellowstone is seasonal. Plan your visit by learning about current conditions, seasons, road conditions, services, activities, and more.

Last updated: October 4, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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