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Nice with scenic backdrop

Nice campground in the national park with lots of scenic backdrops!

Wildlife magnet

We had a herd of buffalo walk through our campsite while we were here which we were told is not an uncommon occurrence. The nearby river is beautiful and brings various critters as well. Campsites are located close enough to the main road yet does not feel that way.

Beautiful campground alongside the river

My favorite campground in Yellowstone. It’s a small campground and isn’t wall to wall people. Beautiful forested are alongside the river.

Great Campground

Smaller campground with nice campsites next to the creek that runs through it. Plenty of room between campsites. Campground is a few miles off the main road so you don’t here traffic at all through the night. Out house bathroom facilities with no running water. Did have clean pump water at the campground to use. Single lane paved road to get to the campground.

Great fire pits and FREE admission to Hot Springs

Not sure what everyone complains about.. we checked in late and left early, so no interaction with staff. The grounds are very well maintained and the fire rings are pretty great! Our site had lush grass and we were next door to the hot springs, which we were given wrist bands for the entire week of our stay. Also the Hot Springs' business hours are listed on google pretty clearly, so again no issues. It's pricey, but it's Bozeman in the Summer.

Incredibly awesome place to front-country camp in Yellowstone

Really wonderful spot close to my favorite place in Yellowstone—the boiling river. Great place to catch the north side of the park. Wake up early and go see the wolves play in the Lamar Valley. Stay late in the boiling river.

Bonus when you have a buffalo outside your tent when you wake up in the AM!

Huge campground. Store, restaurant, laundry room, and gas station near by.

We stayed here in June 2018. It went from 80 to 30. We had sunshine and snow. The sites are somewhat close together. We had some issues with our neighbors children cutting across our site on their bikes, singing loudly at 5am and throwing rocks in the road. If you are having issues with a neighbor you're going to have to report it. The campground is too big for the Rangers to catch bad behavior. Besides the rude neighbors we really enjoyed the campground. There were restrooms near by but no hot water. You have to drive to the bathhouse but it's super nice (lots of hot water). We cooked most meals at our site but did eat at the restaurant for two meals, lunch and breakfast. The food was very good and not as expensive as I thought it would be. We used the laundry room. Tip - if you're washing one load it was faster to dry the load in two dryers and the same amount of money. The lady next to us had the same size load and used one drier and had to run it twice to dry her clothes all the way. We would stay at this campground again. I would recommend staying on the outside of a loop. We stayed on the inside of one and were connect to all the other sites. The outside sites are a bit more private.

Quick Stop for Sleep

We parked here overnight for a quick nights rest in the jeep before continuing up to Glacier from Bozeman. Did the job, no amenities, this is definitely just a place to park and sleep in the car, i’m sure you could set up a tent inside the trail but when we went April 2019 there was a moose carcass up the trail and wanted to avoid grizzlies and scavengers lol

Closed Road in April

Parking Lot was open but the road to the campground was closed in April… Ended up sleeping in the car down the way.

Just the basics at an epic national park

This camp ground has bear boxes for food storage, ample space for tent and vehicle and a great fire ring at each camp site. Check in and payment is first come first serve and super painless. Tons of great tips provided on local hikes nearby and the convenience store in town is relative costs for items outside the park. 10/10 will stay there again!!

Sloped sites

none of the sites were even, most downhill. There are barely and trees and the loops are very small. Only upside was they had firewood for purchase and the bathrooms were clean.

Pretty and good chance of wildlife!

Camped here for two nights, fishing access a short walk down the bank. Three bison lumbered through our camp shortly after dinner! It hailed on us in late May and rained pretty consistently but the campground was great! Friendly staff upfront.

LOVE the Cinnamon!

My friends, my girls and I have stayed here on multiple occasions and "The Cinnamon" never disappoints! With awesome hosts and a great restaurant, we didn't need to leave to have fun. They have several cabins that are on the Gallatin River, so serene and peaceful… They offer a zipline for the kids and often have "wildlife" on the premises (goats, horses, musicians).

Yellowstone's West Entrance is 37 miles south; Big Sky is 6 miles north. The Bozeman Airport is the nearest airport.

NE Corner of Yellowstone. First Come, First Served

If you're coming from the North/East side of Yellowstone, this is a great campground to grab a last-minute spot. As with most of the first-come-first-served campsites, in the busy months you'll have to get here at 7am or so and wait for them to post any available sites at 7:30am. You can check Yellowstone's website to see what time the campground filled up the day before to get a better idea of how early you have to be here.

The campground itself isn't fantastic. It's small (which is a bonus) and mostly filled with tents and smaller trailers, so fairly quiet. Some sites are better than others. But what is great is the location and the price. For $15 you get to be right off the main "loop" of Yellowstone and it's a great staging area for seeing the rest of the park.

Little privacy

This campground is one of the closest to the east entrance. It is fairly close to a restaurant and services in the park. We bought another battery at the park service area when our battery went dead due to cold temperatures ( using the furnace). The campground is one big wide open space with few trees between sites. We did have an amazing siting of a fox nearby.

Beautiful hikes. Great hosts. Will be back for sure!

13 miles from town, but you wouldn't know it. Well marked trails. Lots of trees well established trails. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Site well kept. We will be back for sure.

We love Yellowstone & this location

Very good location, pretty level, fairly close to other campers but not terrible. We would stay here again.

Quiet gorgeous setting

State run Site. Save money with the Idaho State Parks Pass.

RV and tent camping fishing and boating. I have stayed here numerous times. Cell service spotty but can be achieved. Wildlife can be viewed from inside RV. As stated before can get windy at times.

Very close to other places to visit; Yellowstone NP, Mesa Falls, Harriman State Park, Earthquake Lake, Big Spring, really to many to list.

Good solid campground with plenty of fun to be had

This is a very popular campground in the Livingston area. fills up fast in the summer, but totally deserted in the late fall and winter. Campground hosts usually are straight from the Third Reich and had many years of tutelage under Heir Hitler himself, instead of chillin around a campfire enjoying life they patrol the campground with a copy of Mein Kampf in tow. Good basecamp for many great day hikes. Pine creek falls is really popular and about a mile, George Lake and Pine Creek Lake are good hearty all day hikes.

Great experience

Stayed in Tower Falls for a few nights this summer. Location is very convenient. It even has an easy walking trail that you can hike down by the river in the camp. Overall an amazing experience. But Yellowstone in itself is an awesome place and I can’t wait to go back! 10/10 recommend!!

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Mountain Meadow Getaway

The Maxey Cabin, although sparse in its' appointments, is a magical destination that is accesible year round. With two sleeping cabins, a large sun deck, fire pit and outdoor swing, this forest service cabin offers the active ncabin camper a gateway to the many recreation opportunities available in the world famous Hyalite Canyon recreation area- Bozeman's backyard.

The main cabin offers a table and chairs, two double bunk beds, wood stove for heat and a small counter area for preparing your meals. Guests need to bring their own water supply and all cooking supplies including stove, pots and pans and utensils. The second cabin has two single bunk beds and a table.

Invite your friends because they will want to share in the quiet solitude of Maxey cabin and there is plenty of room. At approximately a 35 minute drive from Bozeman, the convenience of this retreat is unmatched.

Excellently maintained and kept clean throughout, visitors to Maxey cabin can survey the surrounding mountains from the large front deck. Once you've been, you'll wonder why you haven't been before and not want to tell your friends.

If you are planning a weekend excursion, be prepared to reserve your spot 6 months in advance as reservations typically are in high demand.

Definate best buy

The full service spots are a nice size with a great view of the lake. It does get windy at times. A true gem.

It's a Fairgrounds ... in Bozeman

Not much pizzazz with this campground. It's a gravel parking lot next to grandstands and an ice rink. All the sites back up to the southern fence. Spaces are a little tight but not too bad… it's not like you are going to sit outside in a lounge chair in this place. And while I am on the down side, there were a few occasions at night where cars would drive through the parking lot and hang out. Not doing donuts or anything, but it was a little creepy. We stayed here because all other campgrounds in the area were full. But on a good note, it was nicely located, very central to town. The traffic was not too loud and despite it being a non-paved lot, it wasn't too dusty. It was ok. Sorry, no pictures to add.

Dirt access roads/close to Yellowstone

Good location and very scenic lake at campground! Close to Yellowstone West entrance! No water or sewer hookups! No showers, but community water spouts and port a potty type toilets. Tight space for our Class A motorhome! ($10 sewer dump in town at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park).

can't go wrong with yellowstone

Yellowstone, being the beautiful place that it is, is one of the most well trafficked national parks in the U.S. This being said, it's campgrounds fill up super quickly. If you're looking to stay within the park, plan your trip pretty far in advance so you can be sure to get a spot. However, there are some campground that don't take reservations and just do it one a first come, first served basis.

Norris campground is one that does not take reservations. When my friends and I were coming through Yellowstone, I thought it was super lucky that we managed to find a site. The sites are pretty nice too; flat and some are pretty secluded. They seemed to have a lot more tent sites than RV sites, so if you have an RV, I wouldn't necessarily bet on finding a site here.

Although the camp is nice, you don't spend much time at it when you're in Yellowstone. The park is beautiful. I prefer the less touristy hikes, but of course you have to go see Old Faithful and The Grand Prismatic Spring and all the other touristy things.

Get out there and have fun!

Beautiful spot on the Yellowstone River

This is a wonderful RV Park, on the banks of the Yellowstone River, just north of Yellowstone NP. Great location with easy drive south to Yellowstone or dining in Livingston a few miles north. Clean modern shower & bath, plus laundry and store.

Decent

They had WiFi. There was a camp store. I camped here on my way to Yellowstone back in 2014 when I worked in the park.

Centrally Located

This campground is in the northern part of the park, so if you're coming in or leaving by way of Wyoming, this is the most convenient place to sleep! The bathrooms are very well-maintained and have running water. The spots, while they don't offer much privacy, are spacious especially if you have a tent instead of an RV. This campsite puts you at a prime location from which to explore the springs which are a major destination within the park. Since the campground is so close to the springs, you can get a leg up on the tourist bus crowds that start rolling in around mid-morning. The campsite is in a busier area and is surrounded by a road on both sides, so if you're looking for something a bit more remote, try Indian Creek or Tower Falls.

Slough Creek - Yellowstone - Great place to see wildlife -

Bison walking thru campsite, River runs beside it, Back Country trails with campsites if you dare.

Bear Spray a must..Water and Toilets available…Small campsite area only 16 sites…

Mostly tent or small RV's…once again…this is the Slough Creek campsite in the North East corner of Yellowstone…< 10 miles from Lamar Valley where you can watch Wolves…

Nice campground beside Hyalite Creek, even better without snow

Langohr Campground is a nice campground besides Hyalite Creek, it was even better when I camped here about 20 years ago during the summer months, this last visit was in the snow, but we won't let the snow affect this review. The campground has two different sections to it. While most sites overlook the willow lined Hyalite creek, turning to the left or the right once you enter the campground will give you different camping experiences. If you turn to the left you will find most of the campsites are in a grassy open area with little shade. If you want a campsite with two picnic tables a the site then go to the left as sites 17 and 18 have two tables each. If you turn to the right the campsites tucked in among a stand of pine trees and would provide lots of shade. The campground also has a large day use picnic area, and a trail head. The campground and parking pads are paved through out the campground. The campground has 19 sites, water, trash and service. This is bear territory so all food must be locked in a car or the provided bear proof lockers provided. Our October visit was after the mid September shutting down of the campground, but we could still gain access as their was not a closed gate like the other campgrounds further up the road, this was likely due to a trail head located in the campground.