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Places to Camp near Yellowstone National Park

There’s no better way to experience the natural beauty of Wyoming than camping in Yellowstone National Park. When you park your RV or set up your tent in a Yellowstone campground, you’re becoming a part of a history that dates back 150 years! When Yellowstone was established, it became the first national park in the United States (and the world).

While you’re in Yellowstone, you have access to some of the best hikes in Wyoming. Yellowstone spans three states: Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho and is a beautiful stopping point on the road to Glacier National Park or Craters of the Moon National Preserve.

Whatever you do, reserve a campsite ahead of time as they can go fast. If you can’t get a campsite in the park, some of the best camping near Yellowstone National Park is located just nearby in the town of West Yellowstone, WY.

Best Camping Sites Near Yellowstone National Park, WY (219)

    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    1.

    Mammoth Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    53 Reviews
    184 Photos
    443 Saves
    Gardiner, Montana

    Overview

    Due to infrastructure damage sustained during flooding in June 2022 Mammoth Campground will remain closed until further notice.__ For reservations at the campgrounds managed by Yellowstone National Park Lodges (Fishing Bridge RV Park, Bridge Bay, Canyon, Madison, and Grant Village campgrounds), please visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges website: http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/stay/camping/

    Recreation

    There are many recreational opportunities in the Mammoth Hot Springs area including hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. A highlight is to explore the boardwalks above Mammoth Hot Springs to view the the steaming hydrothermal features or take a drive around the vibrant travertine terraces. In the winter, ski or snowshoe among the whiffs of sulfur along the Upper Terraces. You can also explore the historic Fort Yellowstone area.__ Visit the park's website to learn more: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/explore-mammoth.htm

    Facilities

    There are many recreational opportunities in the Mammoth Hot Springs area including hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. A highlight is to explore the boardwalks above Mammoth Hot Springs to view the the steaming hydrothermal features or take a drive around the vibrant travertine terraces. In the winter, ski or snowshoe among the whiffs of sulfur along the Upper Terraces. You can also explore the historic Fort Yellowstone area.__ Visit the park's website to learn more: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/explore-mammoth.htm

    Natural Features

    The Mammoth Campground is situated in a high sagebrush steppe, scattered juniper and Douglas fir trees provide shade during hot summer months. Wildlife including elk, bison, pronghorn, and mule deer frequent the Mammoth Hot Springs and Northern area of the park, depending on the season.__ The road from the North Entrance to the Mammoth Campground winds up the Gardner River canyon, past crumbling walls of sandstone and ancient mudflows. The vegetation is much thicker in the canyon than on the open prairie down below, the common trees being Rocky Mountain juniper, cottonwood, and Douglas-fir. Low-growing willows also crowd the river's edge in the flatter, flood-prone sections of the canyon. Watch for wildlife, which varies by the season. Eagles, osprey, dippers, and kingfishers can be spotted along the river, while bighorn sheep climb along the steeper parts of the canyon. Elk are common in Mammoth Hot Springs, while bison can often been seen along the road out to Tower___Roosevelt. Spring and Fall daytime temperatures range from 30__F to the 60__F with overnight lows in the teens to single digits. Snow is common in the spring and fall. Summer temperatures are often around 70__F to 80__F and occasionally 90__F at lower elevations. Nights are usually cool and temperatures may drop below freezing at higher elevations. Thunderstorms are common in the afternoons. During winter, sub-zero temperatures and snow are common, especially at night and at higher elevations.__

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit the park's website to learn more about the Mammoth Hot Springs area: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/explore-mammoth.htm

    Charges & Cancellations

    Changing Reservations: There is no change fee if a visitor extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. Additionally, there is no change fee if the visitor wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility. If a visitor wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee. If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date. Once a reservation date has begun, visitors cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. Onsite staff will assist with changes or cancellations.__ Cancellations: Visitors may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's approved rate including tax and applicable add-on. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Visitors who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival date will pay a $10 service fee AND forfeit the first night___s rate.__ No-Shows: A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.__ Early Departures: Visitors are requested to notify staff at the facility if they depart early to allow others to use the site. If the visitor chooses to depart early, they may forfeit the approved rate and applicable tax and applicable add-on for the day of departure. If a visitor departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Visitors may notify the Recreation.gov call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a visitor requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time (10 am) has passed, the visitor will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.__ Refunds: Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Visitors may also initiate a refund request through the call center at any time after their reservation has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive. In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park

    2.

    Fern Lake — Yellowstone National Park

    40 Reviews
    141 Photos
    92 Saves
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Fishing Bridge RV Park—elevation 7,800 feet (2377 m)—is located near the Yellowstone River where it exits Yellowstone Lake on its way toward the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Only campground in Yellowstone to offer water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Because grizzly bears frequent the area, no tents or tent campers are allowed.

    Yellowstone National Park Lodges provides reservations for this campground.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $89 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Norris Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Norris Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Norris Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Norris Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Norris Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Norris Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    3.

    Norris Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    27 Reviews
    134 Photos
    230 Saves
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    CLOSED ALL OF 2022 according to NPS website.

    This campground–elevation 7,500 feet (2,286 m)–is located near a large open meadow, which provides opportunity for wildlife viewing. Bison frequently walk through the campground. Most sites are shaded by lodgepole pine. The Museum of the National Park Ranger is a quick walk from the campground, as are Norris Geyser Basin Museum and Norris Geyser Basin--the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. This is a reservable campground run by the National Park Service. Overnight camping or parking is only allowed in designated campgrounds or campsites. Campsite occupancy is limited to six people per site. Checkout time is 10 am. Camping is limited to 14 days from July 1 through Labor Day, and 30 days for the rest of the year. There is no stay limit at the Fishing Bridge RV Park. Unless posted otherwise, wood and charcoal fires are permitted in all campgrounds except the Fishing Bridge RV Park. Propane grills and stoves are usually unaffected by fire restrictions. All odorous items that may attract bears, including food, cooking gear, toiletries, and garbage, must be kept secured when not in use. Bear-proof storage boxes are available at many campsites. Where permitted, generators may only be operated from 8 am to 8 pm (60 dB limit). Generators are not permitted at Indian Creek, Lewis Lake, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, or Tower Fall.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $10 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Travertine Road Dispersed - Yellowstone
    Camper-submitted photo from Travertine Road Dispersed - Yellowstone
    Camper-submitted photo from Travertine Road Dispersed - Yellowstone
    Camper-submitted photo from Travertine Road Dispersed - Yellowstone
    Camper-submitted photo from Travertine Road Dispersed - Yellowstone
    Camper-submitted photo from Travertine Road Dispersed - Yellowstone
    Camper-submitted photo from Bakers Hole Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bakers Hole Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bakers Hole Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bakers Hole Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bakers Hole Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bakers Hole Campground

    5.

    Bakers Hole Campground

    30 Reviews
    71 Photos
    408 Saves
    West Yellowstone, Montana

    A campground along the Madison River on the Hebgen Lake District.

    Camp sites: 73 camp sites Electrical Sites: 33

    Accessible Facilities: Fire Grates Fishing Platform Tables Toilets Water Trash Pickup: Yes Firewood: $6.00 / bundle No Reservations: This campground does not use a reservation system, it is managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the campground may fill up on weekends & holidays during the summer months and you should arrive in the early afternoon to ensure there is a space available for the night.If you would like more information on the campground please contact Yellowstone Country Campgrounds, Inc at (406) 646-1012. Information: Hebgen Lake Office P.O. Box 520 West Yellowstone, MT 59758 (406) 823-6961

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Resort

    6.

    Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Resort

    31 Reviews
    50 Photos
    225 Saves
    West Yellowstone, Montana

    Our friendly staff awaits your visit to Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone, Montana. Yellowstone National Park west entrance gate is only four short blocks away, with dining, shopping and attractions within easy walking distance.

    Just a couple blocks away are the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, IMAX Theatre, Museum and Historic Center as well as the exciting aerial ropes adventure course.

    West Yellowstone is situated within a short driving distance to many beautiful points of interest inside Yellowstone National Park and the nearby Gallatin National Forest. The numerous lakes, streams and rivers in the area offer some of the best fly fishing in the United States. Other outdoor activities in the area include horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, float trips and guided tours of Yellowstone Park. Come meet us in person and relax in our beautiful RV Park and Cabins!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday

    7.

    Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday

    39 Reviews
    107 Photos
    130 Saves
    West Yellowstone, Montana

    Just 6 miles from Yellowstone's west entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana (the most popular and convenient entry point), you'll find a pine-shaded site that is the perfect base camp for exploring the world's first national park. Old Faithful puts on its steamy regular-as-clockwork show just 30 miles away. The area offers horseback riding, world-class fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, a nightly Old West Rodeo, Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. Return for a soak in the indoor pool housed in a classic Montana log building. Fuel up with a latte and pancakes for breakfast and a barbecue dinner in the evening (featuring Almost Famous ribs). Save room for delicious homemade fudge.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $120 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tower Fall Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tower Fall Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tower Fall Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tower Fall Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tower Fall Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tower Fall Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    8.

    Tower Fall Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    14 Reviews
    76 Photos
    30 Saves
    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Tower Fall Campground—elevation 6,600 feet (2012 m)—is located on the north side of the steep, winding, road to Dunraven Pass. The campground is near the Tower General Store and Tower Fall. The Lamar Valley, with spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities, is located nearby as are several hiking trails. Roosevelt Lodge, a short drive from the campground, offers dining and horseback riding. This is a first-come, first-served campground run by the National Park Service.

    • Tents
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow Point Campground

    9.

    Rainbow Point Campground

    31 Reviews
    90 Photos
    281 Saves
    West Yellowstone, Montana

    Overview

    Rainbow Point Campground is located on the banks of scenic Hebgen Lake, in southwestern Montana. It is approximately 10 miles north of West Yellowstone and the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its close proximity to Yellowstone.

    Recreation

    Hebgen Lake is considered Montana's premier still-water fishing lake. Anglers will find a healthy population of brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Boating and swimming are popular activities on the lake. A boat ramp is located within the campground. Hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails crisscross the surrounding area.

    Facilities

    The campground offers several single-family campsites, many of which have electric hookups. Sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase within the campground.

    Natural Features

    Hebgen Lake sits on the Madison River, at an elevation of 6,240 feet. The lake covers 21 square miles and has 65 miles of shoreline. Rainbow Point is situated on Rainbow Bay, among a dense forest of lodgepole pine. A variety of waterfowl is often spotted in the area, including sandhill cranes, herons, Western grebes, white pelicans, osprey, Canada geese, mallards, wood ducks, loons and bald and golden eagles. Bison, deer and moose are frequently seen as well.

    Nearby Attractions

    West Yellowstone offers dining, shopping and lodging options. The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a popular attraction with live grizzlies, gray wolves and birds of prey, and a variety of educational exhibits and programs. Yellowstone National Park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, breathtaking scenery and unique geological features.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (623) 910-0170.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground — Yellowstone National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    10.

    Indian Creek Campground — Yellowstone National Park

    13 Reviews
    151 Photos
    167 Saves
    Gardiner, Montana

    Overview

    Located about eight miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs on the road to Norris, Indian Creek Campground___elevation 7,300 feet (2225 m)___sits near the base of the Gallatin Mountains and offers breathtaking views of Electric Peak. The area offers easy access to fishing and hiking. The campground is away from the main road and provides a quieter, more primitive, experience than many other locations. For reservations at the campgrounds managed by Yellowstone National Park Lodges (Fishing Bridge RV Park, Bridge Bay, Canyon, Madison, and Grant Village campgrounds), please visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges website: http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/stay/camping/__

    Recreation

    Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing are the highlights for this campground. The Big Horn Pass trailhead is on the entrance road to the campground.

    Facilities

    A registration office and information board is situated at the entrance of the campground. This campground has an amphitheater and a concession operated firewood sales location.

    Natural Features

    Highlights in the area include Obsidian Creek and the Gardner River, Big Horn Pass Trail, Sheepeater Cliff picnic area, and Willow Park for wildlife viewing.

    contact_info

    This location has limited staffing. Please call (307) 344-2289 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Big Horn Pass trailhead Sheepeaters Cliff picnic area Rustic Falls Apollonaris Spring Obsidian Cliff

    Charges & Cancellations

    Changing Reservations: There is no change fee if a visitor extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. Additionally, there is no change fee if the visitor wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility. If a visitor wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee. If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date. Once a reservation date has begun, visitors cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. Onsite staff will assist with changes or cancellations.__ Cancellations: Visitors may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's approved rate including tax and applicable add-on. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Visitors who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival date will pay a $10 service fee AND forfeit the first night___s rate.__ No-Shows: A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.__ Early Departures: Visitors are requested to notify staff at the facility if they depart early to allow others to use the site. If the visitor chooses to depart early, they may forfeit the approved rate and applicable tax and applicable add-on for the day of departure. If a visitor departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Visitors may notify the Recreation.gov call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a visitor requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time (10 am) has passed, the visitor will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.__ Refunds: Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Visitors may also initiate a refund request through the call center at any time after their reservation has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive. In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

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