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Yellowstone offers 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 sites. Yellowstone National Park Lodges takes reservations for five of these campgrounds.

  • Bridge Bay Campground
  • Canyon Campground
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park
  • Grant Village Campground
  • Madison Campground

The National Park Service manages the other seven campgrounds. Beginning in 2021, reservations for three of the campground managed by the National Park Service can be done through Recreation.gov.

  • Mammoth Campground (Reservable)
  • Norris Campground (Closed for 2021)
  • Slough Creek Campground (Reservable)
  • Pebble Creek Campground (Sites 1-16 Reservable)
  • Tower Fall Campground (Closed for 2021)
  • Indian Creek Campground
  • Lewis Lake Campground

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.

 

All dates are subject to change. We will continue to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance and adjust operations as needed.

Campground Details

Table of campgrounds with reservable sites through Yellowstone National Park Lodges.
Campground 2021 Dates Nightly Fee* Sites Amenities
Bridge Bay 6/11–9/6 $27 432 A,B,F,NS,D,Gn,Gs
Canyon 5/21–9/19 $32 273 A,B,F,S/L**,2S**,D,Gn
Fishing Bridge RV Park CLOSED ALL 2021 346 A,F,H,S/L**,2S**,D,Gn
Grant Village 6/18–9/12 $32 430 A,B,F,S/L**,2S**,D,Gn,Gs
Madison 5/14–10/17 $27 278 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 **Pay showers not available currently in 2021
2S - Two showers included each night **Pay showers not available currently in 2021

Table of campgrounds managed by the National Park with reservable sites through Recreation.gov.
Campground 2021 Dates Nightly Fee Sites Amenities RV Information**
Mammoth Year-round1 $25 85 A,B,F,Gn 30' (9.1 m) winter limit§
Norris CLOSED ALL 2021 111 A,B,F,Gn 2 @ 50' (15.2 m) and 5 @ 30' (9.1 m)
Pebble Creek (Sites 1–16) 6/15–9/27 $20 16 A,B,V Some long pull-throughs
Slough Creek 6/15–10/12 $20 16 A,V 14 @ 30' (9.1 m) / Walk through first to assess

** - Sizes are for total length of vehicle and towed equipment
1 - Reservation-only 5/1–10/15
§ - mid-October through April
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

Table of campgrounds managed by the National Park that will be first-come, first-served in 2021.
Campground 2021 Dates Nightly Fee Sites Amenities RV Information**
Indian Creek 6/11–9/13 $20 70 A,B,V 10 @ 35' (10.7 m) and 35 @ 30' (9.1 m)
Lewis Lake 6/15–11/1 $20 84 B,V 25' (7.6 m) or less
Pebble Creek (Sites 17–27) 6/15–9/27 $20 11 A,B,V Some long pull-throughs
Tower Fall CLOSED ALL 2021 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
V - Vault toilet

 

Reservable Campgrounds Through Yellowstone NP Lodges

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


 

Reservable Campgrounds Through Recreation.gov

Below are the four campgrounds that are reservable ahead of time through Recreation.gov.


 

First-come, First-served Campgrounds

Below are the seven campgrounds where campsites are given out on a 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.
  • The delivery or pick-up of out-of-park RVs or other camper unit rentals is prohibited.
  • 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). Fees range from $144.61 to $422.71 per night, depending on group size. Advance reservations are required. Contact Yellowstone National Park Lodges for pricing and availability.
 
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Last updated: June 30, 2021

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PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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