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.
Visited here June of 2019. It was first time in Yellowstone, so we didn’t know what to expect. This campsite has mixed RV and tent camping. The only downside is that campsites are very close together and some of the tent camp sites do flood (1”-4” of water) during rain as we saw during our visit. So if you are tent camping, check out your site carefully. Camp office staff was very friendly. The camp office sells firewood. There is a RV dump station at the marina across the street. The marina also sells fishing licenses and does kayak inspections (you have to have a sticker to use kayaks in Yellowstone waters). Big bison roam the campground as do an occasional bear, so use of the provided bear boxes and keeping your camp clean is highly recommended. Nice campground. Very crowded during summer.
I really enjoyed camping here. We were on A Loop which is right by ranger booth where you check in. It was actually pretty entertaining place to be. You get to see a wide variety of camping rigs, that's for sure. Our site was in the RV loop so no hook ups but it was paved and really level. We booked in February for our trip the beginning of September. I was shocked at how huge this campground is!
The bathroom was small and basic, but clean. Actual flush toilets and running water. Every site has a large bear box for storage, a fire pit, and a picnic table. You can buy firewood at the ranger booth for $7 a box.
We stayed the whole week so it seemed like we had new neighbors almost every night. Did not see any bears but we saw bison and a beautiful bull elk in the trees behind our site. The elk were bugling almost every night. There are Ranger led educational talks at the amphitheater every night. I really enjoyed that. We also went down to the Bridge Bay Marina and took their scenic boat ride. So fun! I recommend checking that out too.
We had the most beautiful site in the F loop with great views of Yellowstone lake. Giant bull elk grazed and slept nearby every day we were there (4 nights). Saw bears moving through the area, but none that stuck around. Clean bathrooms.
Spent one night in this campground before we went to a full hookup spot. Spacious sites, didn’t look into someone else’s camper when looking out yours. No hookups. No showers. Clear bathrooms. Did notice some tents get flooded as it rained quite a bit while we were there. Had several buffalo wonder through camp. Fun to watch. Glad I wasn’t in a tent. Heard that a grizzly had wondered through the week before we were there.
It is Yellowstone. Campsites are different. You can't understand what they mean until you get there. The reservationist said our car and pop up were too long. Our camper and SUV fit perfect side by side. Nice wooded site with some privacy. Elk were moving thru camp ground, one night was warned a Grizzly was in general area. Excellent Programs from park service nightly in pavilion. No electric or hookups be prepared to go with out or battery power.
Drove in from east to west on a Friday late afternoon and the sign at the East Gateway said all park campgrounds were full. As I know to do, we stoped to check and see if there were any cancellations… and voila there was a spot waiting for us!
Great place to stay in yellowstone had tons of fun
Camping in crowds isn't my deal so it gets 4 stars. However, it is a well executed national park Campground. Its clean and well kept the restrooms are clean and warm. Water and food storage is readily available. And the big bonus is the random critter visitors you may find in your Camp when you wake up. We had a bison bedded down about 5 ft from our truck/tent our 2nd night in the camp. He hung out with us until we got all packed up then he wandered through the other sites. Had to take a break from breakfast prep when he decided to scratch his face on the campsite marker and release himself next to our table lol. Great time. We stayed in June and there was daily rain and a couple nice thunderstorms. Nearly all sites were taken, secure a reservation 4 months in advance or more.
Campground was great but didn’t expect 4” of heavy snow in June
We unfortunately did not enjoy our stay here. With all the nearby beauties of Yellowstone, we were hoping for a more wooded area. However we were in loop D, which was just an open area with very crowded campsites everywhere. We were very close to neighbors, which made it a noisy night.