Where to Camp in Yellowstone (Top 10 Sites) (2022)

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    Yellowstone National Park has some of the greatest camping that the United States has to offer. There are campgrounds for all types of campers located throughout the 3,471 square mile park. Today, we will dive into those campgrounds to help you know exactly where to camp in Yellowstone for the type of camper you are.

    Campgrounds in Yellowstone

    1. Bridge Bay Campground

    Bridge Bay Campground is located near Yellowstone Lake with 428 individual campsites and 4 group campsites to choose from. Because of the high elevation of Yellowstone Lake (7,800 feet) that makes this area colder than other areas of the park, Bridge Bay Campground is only open in the summer. The approximate dates when Bridge Bay Campground is closed are from early September to mid-May.

    Campground features:

    • $29 per night
    • Group fees per night:
      • 1 to 19 people: $146
      • 20 to 29: $219
      • 30 to 39: $282
      • 40 to 49: $430
      • 50 to 60: $399
    • Checkout time is 11:00 AM
    • 14-day limit
    • No showers or laundry on-site

    2. Canyon Campground

    Canyon Campground is located in a forest near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Like the Bridge Bay Campground, it has a high elevation of 7,900 feet which causes it only open for the summer. There are 273 total campsites within Canyon Campground, none of which are group campsites.

    Campground features:

    • $34 per night
    • Showers and laundry on-site
    • Checkout time is 11:00 AM
    • 14-day limit

    3. Fishing Bridge RV Park

    Fishing Bridge RV Park is an RV-only campground that has 310 RV campsites to choose from. It is located on the Yellowstone River at around 7,800 feet before the river makes its way to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. It is the only campground in Yellowstone National Park with electrical, water, and sewer hookups.

    Campground features:

    • $83 per night
    • Free Wi-Fi at Lake Lodge Cafeteria
    • Checkout time is 11:00 AM
    • 14-day limit
    • Summer-only campground (close from October to late May)

    4. Grant Village Campground

    Grant Village Campground

    The Grant Village Campground is located at the south end of Yellowstone Lake, giving it a total elevation of 7,800 feet. There are 422 individual campsites and 8 group campsites here. If you’re looking for a large campground in Yellowstone National Park, this is one you should consider. It is only open for the summer season, typically opening in June and closing in mid-September.

    Campground features:

    • $33 per night
    • Group fees per night:
      • 1 to 19 people: $136
      • 20 to 29: $199
      • 30 to 39: $262
      • 40 to 49: $336
      • 50 to 60: $399
    • Free Wi-Fi is available at the Grant Village
    • 14-day limit
    • Laundry and toilets are seasonal

    5. Madison Campground

    The Madison Campground has 278 total campsites with something for everyone. Madison Campground is located east of West Yellowstone and 16 miles north of Old Faithful. It is one of the only campgrounds that opens in spring instead of summer.

    The Madison Campground opens in early May and closes in mid-October every year. The lower elevation of 6,800 feet helps the campground stay open slightly longer than the others.

    Campground features:

    • $29 per night
    • Group fees per night:
      • 1 to 19 people: $146
      • 20 to 29: $219
      • 30 to 39: $282
      • 40 to 49: $356
      • 50 to 60: $430
    • 62 tent-only campsites
    • 3 group campsites
    • Checkout time is 11:00 AM
    • 14-day limit

    6. Indian Creek Campground

    The Indian Creek Campground is a small campground located just south of Mammoth Hot Springs. If you’re looking for a quiet camping experience with very few campsites off the beaten path, you should choose the Indian Creek Campground.

    There are only 70 total campsites here. Ten of the campsites can accommodate trailers, campers, and RVs up to 35 feet long, while 35 of the sites are only 30 feet long. Indian Creek Campground is a limited development campground which means it has no laundry, showers, or flushable toilets.

    Campground features:

    • $20 per night
    • No group sites
    • Only six people per site
    • Checkout time is 10:00 AM
    • Only open for the summer (early June to mid-September)
    • 14-day limit

    7. Lewis Lake Campground

    Lewis Lake Campground

    Lewis Lake Campground is another small, limited development campground with only 85 campsites, all of which are individual, tent-only sites. Lewis Lake Campground is about eight miles from the south entrance near Lewis Lake.

    Campground features:

    • $20 per night
    • No group sites
    • Only six people per site
    • Checkout time is 10:00 AM
    • Only open for the summer (mid-June to mid-October)
    • 14-day limit

    8. Mammoth Campground

    Mammoth Campground is the only campground that is open year-round in Yellowstone. While some of the campsites may be unavailable to rent at certain times throughout the year, the campground will be open, with many sites available to rent.

    Campground features:

    • 85 total sites
    • $25 per night
    • No group sites
    • Checkout time is 10:00 AM
    • 14-day limit

    9. Pebble Creek Campground

    Pebble Creek Campground is 6,900 feet high and offers the most isolated camping experience you could want in Yellowstone. There are only 27 total campsites in this developed campground, all of which can be used by RVs, campers, and trailers if they can fit within the site.

    Campground features:

    • $20 per night
    • RVs, trailers, and campers are welcome
    • No group sites
    • Checkout time is 10:00 AM
    • Only open in the summer (mid-June to late September)

    10. Slough Creek Campground

    The smallest campground of them all is Slough Creek. There are only 16 total campsites at the Slough Creek Campground, but don’t let this campground fool you. It is perfect for watching wildlife in the park. You can bring RVs, campers, or trailers, but they must be able to fit into the 30-foot-long campsite.

    Campground features:

    • $20 per night
    • No group sites
    • Checkout time is 10:00 AM
    • 14 sites to accommodate RVs, trailers, and campers up to 30-feet long
    • All campsites come with a picnic table and fire pit with a grate
    • Only open in the summer (mid-June to mid-October)
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