Ellen F.

West Thumb, WY

Joined September 2016

Favorite Yellowstone Campground

The best campground in Yellowstone - quiet and beautiful!

One of My Favorites

I stayed here in August and it was absolutely beautiful! Ranger programs at night were very interesting, as well

Rather Camp at Other North Shore Parks

Gooseberry Falls are beautiful, especially to take a longer hike a around, and the CCC history at this park is awesome, but the camping is a bit crowded for my liking. Personal preference but I might be inclined to camp elsewhere along the shore and stop at Gooseberry on my way up or down Hwy 61.

Quick Escape from the Cities

Afton is a great park for a first backpacking trip, staying in their developed backpacking campground. I stayed here in February and had the place to myself!

Perfect Spot

This campground is nice for its location in relation both to Yellowstone's NE entrance and The Beartooths. Island Lake is beautiful, especially at sunrise, and is only a short walk from the campground itself.

Great history & hiking

Nice campground for tent campers, with a rich history in the park and great trails to hike!

Secluded and Wonderful!

Camped here in early July and had no issues getting a secluded tent site. Beautiful area with sort walks throughout the campground and down to the lake.

Nice area but little privacy

I camped here quite a bit growing up and some of my favorite memories take place here. With that being said this is definitely more of a campground to stay at if you're recreating on the lake and don't care a whole lot about a lack of privacy between sites, noise, etc.

Very Intriguing Park

Stayed here in September with excellent weather and quieter crowds. Facilities were still open and in great condition. The park itself is quite the wonder, well worth spending some time at!

Weekend Getaway to Two State Parks

Stayed at Mille Lacs Kathio and visited the nearby Father Hennepin State Park in late winter, staying in a camper cabin. Great ski trails leaving very close to the campground, excellent views of Mille Lacs Lake, and the nearby forest.

Beautiful and quiet!

Stayed in a camper cabin during the winter and it was lovely! The park was so quiet and trails were great for both hiking and snowshoeing.

Cozy Camper Cabin

I stayed here one New Year's in a camper cabin equipped with space to sleep 5 or 6, a propane stove, and warm, clean bathrooms and showers at the visitor center. A short walk through the bog was beautiful!

Beautiful, even with the snow

I camped here during an MEA weekend in October and even though we woke up to snow covering our tent, it was a great experience! The campground itself was located very close to the lake and offered nice amenities and privacy between sites.

Nice Services, Beautiful Location

I've camped here multiple times and each visit have had a pleasant experience with the site locations and campground services. Sites are open (but lack of major vegetation in the area) but the picnic tables do offer a shaded awning and overall the views of the Badlands are gorgeous!

Quiet in April

Stayed here and early April and had the campground to ourselves besides one other tent and bison! Beautiful area!


A gorgeous campground in the Crown Jewel of the National Park System!

Park is Gorgeous, Campground Alright

The Tetons are a gorgeous park! The Gros Ventre Campground has nice services but is a relatively small area with a lot of sites crammed in, offering little privacy or quiet.

Nestled Between Yellowstone and the Beartooths

I've camped here numerous times and it is my favorite area out Yellowstone's NE Entrance. Not far past Cooke City, this primitive campground offers great access to the park and Beartooths, but also many sites have excellent views of Pilot Peak (try to catch them at sunset!)

Beautiful, quiet campground

A nice quiet campground on the western side of the Tetons, not far from The Spud Drive-In Movie Theater in Victor, Idaho. Our site sat in beautiful old growth forest and away from other campers.

Beautiful and Off The Beaten Path

A bit of dirt road driving gets you off the main highway and to two of the most beautifully colored blue lakes I have seen! The campground itself is small and primitive, making for a very nice and relaxing experience.