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We stumbled upon this place when we couldn’t find anything else and it was wonderful. If you plan on hiking, bring bear spray.

Nice site

Depending on the loop, this is a nice site. Our reservation was for B2,3 which were down in a heavily treed section with no sun. We stayed here Memorial Day weekend so it was still sleeting and chilly. Camp hosts were very accommodating and moved us to B12, with sun and a view too. Campground was not full (likely due to Covid and travel restrictions in MT). It was quiet, spacious between campsites, especially B9-12. C loop was very nice as well. No designated tent site, we were able to pitch on grass. Fire ring and picnic table. Bathrooms were VERY clean, hand sanitizer was restocked daily.  Earthquake Lake is just down the road, but closed for Covid restrictions.

If this campground is full, you might try the dispersed camping that is also named Beaver Creek, on the N side of the road. Turn to Beaver creek, a dirt road that goes back 6 miles through a few trail heads. There are 6 spots, none bad but some better than others. If you find one, take it. Some people stay for many many days down here. Free.

We lucked out!

On our 4th day exploring Yellowstone, we made a little traveler error. We played and explored a little too long and when it was time to settle in for the night, even though it was a midweek day we found all of the park campgrounds full.  So we made our way out the West Yellowstone entrance to look for something and lucked out and found this campground!  27 sites that sit along​ Hebgen Lake.  Sites were clean and level, but not tons of privacy.   The lake was peaceful for a single night stay and because we did not get to explore very much it just made us want to come back again someday!

Like a Village!

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).

No Awe Factor......

We stayed one night here and truly just used it for a quick sleep. The location is great- located near many of great things to see in Yellowstone. The campground itself is just your basic one, vault toilets, picnic tables, level place to park- no privacy, no views, no waterfront….. just no Awe Factor. Not a place I would spend an afternoon sitting in my camp chair. So use it for what it is, a place to spend the night and get up early to see the sights again the next day.

Short 3 mi Hike to tent it

If your willing to walk 3 mi from Big Sky, you can tent in Beehive Basin and greatly improve your overnight experience. This is back country camping, no reservation or permit required. Be very bear aware, hang all food and toiletries. Use CLEAN camping here. Filter your water, plenty available.  We had a crazy 50 mph wind and quick storm blow through, flattening our tent, but then it left and we had a beautiful night. Likely can't stay here until July due to snow pack. Bear prints in mud and snow.

Noisy river, buggy

Campsite up the boulder, no reservations required. Shared toilet, some toilet paper. Fire OK in fire pit, keep your food in your car. The river in the area is super fun during the day, but very loud in the night. Some fun hiking trails with some good views if you go far enough. Lots and lots of bugs, but that is expected with a river site.

Just what we needed

Perfect campground if you plan on visiting both parks. It's quiet, bug free and located close to a creek so you can soak your sore feet after a long days hike. Only draw back is, there's limited shade on most camp sites, but fill your day with activities and you won't need to worry about it.

Accessible Site in Great Condition

The drive on Boulder Rd to this campground can be a little slow but it is worth it. This campground is just before the road gets really rough and might require 4x4. A number of trailers and RV's were at the campground when I visited. There are pit toilets and all site features (fire rings, parking spots, etc.) are in really great shape! The site I stayed on was along the river and that was really a treat. Walking or short driving distance to a number of trail heads and about an hour or so South of Natural Bridge on Boulder Rd, a really neat feature to visit if you haven't before. There are many camp spots leading up to and beyond this campground, so you're likely to find something to suit your fancy.