Norris Campground

Two bison running through campground
Bison are a frequent sighting at the Norris Campground. Remember bison are dangerous and quick! Stay at least 25 yards away.

NPS/Diane Renkin


Reservations: No (all sites first-come, first-served)
Sites: 100
Elevation: 7,500 feet above sea level
Accessible Sites: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Generators: 8 am to 8 pm (60db limit)
RV Sites: Two sites with max length of 50'; five sites with max length of 30'
Dump station: No
Photos: View album

Centrally located, close to Norris Geyser Basin and the Gibbon River, Norris Campground is a popular destination for campers. The campground is situated in the trees but a large open meadow to the south provides opportunity for wildlife viewing. Bison frequently walk through the campground.

Norris is a mid-sized campground with more than 100 sites; most sites are shaded by lodgepole pine. The elevation of the campground is 7,500 ft (2,286 m) so expect cool temperatures in spring, summer, and fall. There are wheelchair accessible sites, drinking water is available, and restroom facilities include flush toilets. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit with grate. Food storage boxes measuring 48 x 22 x 22 inches are available for shared use. Generator use is allowed between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm.

Evening campfire programs are held nightly June through early September at the Norris Campground campfire circle. Guided ranger walks will take you through the Norris Geyser Basin. Please see our ranger guided activity schedule for more information.

Norris has a number of attractions near the campground including the Museum of the National Park Ranger (a quick stroll), the Norris Geyser Basin Museum, and Norris Geyser Basin—the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone!

Sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


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

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