Camping

Family Camping in Norris Campground
Relax around a fire with family and friends at one of Yellowstone's scenic campgrounds.

NPS / Neal Herbert

 

Yellowstone offers 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 sites. Xanterra Parks and Resorts takes reservations for five of these campgrounds: the rest are first-come, first-served. For details and links to more information, check out the table below.

Yellowstone also offers a network of backcountry campsites for people who prefer to explore and camp along less traveled routes.

 

Our Campgrounds

Campground Dates Nightly Fee Sites Elevation (ft) Features RV Sites**
Reservable Sites
Bridge Bay 05/19-09/11 $24.25* 432 7,800 A,F,NS,DS,G Check Xanterra Parks and Resorts for details & reservations
Canyon 05/26-09/24 $29* 273 7,900 A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G
Fishing Bridge RV Park 05/05-09/17 $47.75* >325 7,800 F,S/L,2S,DS,G,H (hard-sided only)
Grant Village 06/09-09/17 $29* 430 7,800 A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G
Madison 04/28-10/15 $24.25* 278 6,800 A,F,NS,DS,G
First-come, First-served Sites (see map for recent fill times)
Indian Creek 06/09-09/11 $15 70 7,300 A, V 10@ 35'; 35@30'
Lewis Lake 06/15-11/05 $15 85 7,800 V 25' or less
Mammoth All year $20 85 6,200 A,F,G In the winter season, there is a very tight turn - 30' total length limit for RVs or vehicle/trailer combinations
Norris 05/19-09/25 $20 111 7,500 A,F,G 2 @ 50' (signed); 5 @30'
Pebble Creek 06/15-09/25 $15 27 6,900 V Some long pull-throughs
Slough Creek 06/15-10/07 $15 23 6,250 V 14 @ 30' (walk through first to assess)
Tower Fall 05/26-09/25 $15 31 6,600 V 30' or less (loop has hairpin curve)


* - Rate does not include tax or utility pass-through
** - Sizes are for total length of vehicle and towed equipment
A - Accessible sites available
F - Flush toilets
H - Full hookups
V - Vault toilet
S/L - Pay showers/laundry onsite
NS - Showers not included
2S - Two showers included each night
DS - Dump station (may close when temperatures are below freezing)
G - Generators OK 8 am to 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 am on the date listed.

Map & Availability

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.

 

Yellowstone Live - Campgrounds

 
A bear proof food storage box in the Pebble Creek Campground
Bear-proof storage boxes like this one are available in many campgrounds.

NPS / Neal Herbert

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).
 
Photo of people at the Albright Visitor Center

Operating Hours & Seasons

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A view of the historic Lake Hotel.

Lodging

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Photo of the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park

Nearby Attractions

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(307) 344-7381

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