One of the best places in the world. Hikes, driving, bison, elk. A place to camp, what else could campers want? We love the little drives that are less than 5 minutes away. We just slept in the car and parked in a visitor spot, but the campground is beautiful and very full. We were 3 months a little too late to get a spot. Make reservations! The drive we did is the loop that’s just around the corner and is absolutely beautiful.
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.
Madison is a fantastic campground in Yellowstone. Out of the 3 we stayed in, Madison had the most space between campers. There is a fly fishing spot right out of the campgrounds. They don’t have showers or laundry facilities, but we didn’t mind. There is an RV dump station as will as a water fill. Sites were pretty flat too. This is a great spot close to many of the park’s geysers. I would stay 2 nights here next time to allow time to explore more of that side of the park.
This was a large campground. Nothing particularly special about it but flush toilets and a close overnight to have easy access to the thermal region of the park. I mean it’s Yellowstone National Park so that in and of itself makes it an awesome place but the campground was just a typical campground. Don’t take this review as bad, I’ve just stayed in some really cool campgrounds!
We camped here for one night in May. We were out exploring Yellowstone all day on a Saturday in May. SInce it was still early in the summer season, this was one of the few campsites open in the park that still had availability. Fortunately for us, we got one of the last tent sites for Saturday night. The campground has lots of trees but as others have mentioned be prepared to see and meet your campground neighbors. It was rainy but the trees protected us. Also this was one of the coldest camping nights on our trip. The campground is at 6000 feet of elevation. We could see our breath while setting up camp in the evening. The toilets and running water were a nice amenity and the facilities were clean. There is also a separate dishwashing station with running water. The campground is in a great location right off the main road so after we packed up camp on the morning we headed out and continued exploring Yellowstone.
This campground accepts reservations, as well as, has first come, first served camp sites. There are toilets, and bear boxes, as this is bear country. This campground is really busy, but there are trees
Was there is middle of may . Place was full. Lots of generators running. Bathrooms were very clean.
This is another large site in Yellowstone, it's busy but nothing like the Grant Village. I think you're actually much closer to all the "main" attractions and it's a great spot to head off to some wonderful hiking area.
You're just around the corner from grand prismatic and old faithful (but you really should do the geyser walking trails if you can as there are tons of geysers with little to no one else out there with you as they go off)
Facilities are nice and clean with running water and flush toilets.
Does have some excellent tree coverage to help separate out the sites and make you feel a little more secluded than you actually are.
Try and get a site not too close to the main road (although at night there really isn't much traffic)
We stayed here one night as the first stop after driving from Washington. We arrived around 9:30pm, and instead of checking in we had an envelope with directions to our campsite and instructions to check in the next morning. Pretty convenient!
The sites itself are pretty dismal: there are relatively few trees in this campground and the sites are pretty packed together without separation. We didn't have a distinct tent pad either, rather just a mostly flat area near the firepit and picnic table, and the ground was tough to drive stakes into. The facilities are fine, nothing fancy, and include a dishwashing alcove, which is a nice feature (made important by bears). There weren't any trash dumpsters near the campground, but further down the road and meant for dropping off on your way out.
The location is the best part of the campground. In addition to the beautiful scenery just steps away along the Madison river across from National Park Mountain, this campground is near all the major thermal areas of the park, just a short drive away from Norris, Fountain, and Old Faithful. It's also relatively close to "civilization" in West Yellowstone.
The campground is nicely arranged with each looped road designated for different sizes of tents and trailers/motor homes. I camped one night with a small tent. The sites are very big/spacious. Bathrooms are clean. Just behind the campground is the Madison River which is fed by hot springs. In the morning steam comes off the river. There is also an amphitheater for nightly presentations about the park, such as geological history.