Bridge Bay Campground (elevation 7,800 ft.) is located near Yellowstone Lake, one of the largest, high-elevation, fresh-water lakes in North America. Campers at Bridge Bay will enjoy spectacular views of the lake and the Absaroka Range rising above the lake's eastern shore.
ADA Access: Three accessible campsites. Accessible restrooms are located in Loop A of campground and in the picnic area along the entrance road to Bridge Bay Marina.
Although we arrived late, checking in and settling into our campsite was a breeze. Our campsite was extremely spacious and although we had neighbors, it felt isolated. The campsite is next to Bridge Bay which had a variety of amenities. The bathrooms were clean. The downsides were that food storage bins were shared with neighbors and the dish washing area is quite cramped for the number of campgrounds in the designated area.
Stayed here for one night in early Sept. For a large campground, we found it to be well spaced (and we had one of the inside loop spots!) with other campers very respectful of each other (very quiet at 10pm!) clean bathrooms and wash station. Easy check-in. Firewood available at campsite.
Helpful campgrounds keepers, fire wood, clean bathrooms and everything else you may need! If you’re lucky you can hear Elk at night!
Nice spot! But some close together; we had a very nice spot; overlooking the natural bridge hiking trail; saw a bull elk 50 yards from our site. Site Had shade but many didn’t, some sites appeared to be more of a park on the side of the street type of spots. We were located in A loop, was close to animal viewing and drives to the Yellowstone canyon.
Clean campgroumd. Conveniently located in the park and near marina with fishing guides. Sites are maybe ~50ish feet apart with not much privacy but you're not tripping over each other. RVs were politely not running generators constantly. Occasionally some idiot tried to drive a giant bus sized RV into a small RV spot and its hilarious. Definately worth watching. Feel free to point amd take video of them trying to turn around on a 1 lane road. Separately, least twice a morning some idiot hits their car alarm somewhere.
Campsite has clean bathrooms, dish washing stations and sells firewood. Marina next-door has basic camping supplies including Coleman propane refills. Campsite does not provide bear boxes and requires you store bear vaults/coolers in your car. Staff were friendly and helpful.
We had nightly elk visitors. Apparently Bison are possible as well. Most sites are open meadow but some are in trees. No grizzly signs but brought bear spray just in case.
Great experience overall.
Spent a week here and would have stayed longer if I had known how much the family was going to enjoy it. Only 4 stars because we travel in a 38’ motorhome and the sites were very tight, but to be expected in an older campground that was never designed with larger rigs in mind. Bison and Elk visited our site almost every day. Saw a Grizzly by the marina area, just around the corner. Great spot to head out in all directions to see the sights. Enjoyed the fishing charter. Caught three Cutthroat Trout (catch and release only) and one Lake Trout that we cooked up for dinner. Verizon works in the campground, but nothing else. We use AT&T for cell and a Verizon MiFi.
Loved the site. Beautiful with easy access to everything.
Bridge Bay is a monster of a campground- over 400 sites! That is more people than my neighborhood has! Honestly I can't believe we picked to stay here, as it is not our typical style, but it was all about location and convenience for this stay. The campground sits on the shores of Yellowstone Lake and is conveniently located for seeing many of the attractions of the park. Not much in terms of privacy but the sites are clean and level and the campground offers wildlife viewing right from your site! It is a reservation campground but we lucked out and got a site for 2 nights by just pulling in on a Thursday.
We had a reservation for one night to stay here on the way to the Tetons. The site was somewhat open, and below a power line. Picnic table. We were expecting to be close to water, but it was a little drive to get there. Clean toilet. Tents not too close together. Quiet at night. There is a large camp store system nearby (nightly ice cream fix).
Tent camping in yellowstone was great. Loved seeing the mountains, geysers, bison, hot springs, sunsets, and waterfalls.