Camping in Yellowstone
Xanterra Parks & Resorts operates campgrounds at Bridge Bay, Canyon, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Grant Village, and Madison. Same-day reservations can be made by calling: 307-344-7901. Future reservations can be made by calling: 307-344-7311 or 1-866-GEYSERLAND (439-7375), or by writing: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, PO Box 165, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190.
Visitors can make online reservations at www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com.
TDD service (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) is available at 307-344-5395.
Fishing Bridge RV Park is the only campground offering water, sewer, and electrical hookups-50 amp service; it is for hard-sided vehicles only (no tents or tent-trailers are allowed).
Please make your reservations early and/or plan to secure your campsite as early in the day as possible. Campgrounds may fill by early morning, especially during peak season (early July-late August).
It is recommended that people driving recreational vehicles over 30′ make a reservation since there are a limited number of campsites over 30′ available in Yellowstone. Large RV sites are located at Flagg Ranch, Fishing Bridge RV Park, West Yellowstone and Gardiner.
Campsite Availability & Reservations
Availability is first-come, first serve at the following seven campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park: Indian Creek, Lewis Lake, Mammoth, Norris, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, and Tower Fall. Campgrounds may be filled by 11 a.m.; arrive early to obtain a site. Overnight camping of any type (tent, vehicle, or RV) outside designated campgrounds is not permitted. Campsite occupancy is limited to 6 people per site.
Length of Stay
Camping is limited to 14 days from July 1 through Labor Day (first Monday in September) and to 30 days the rest of the year; no limit at Fishing Bridge.
Drinking Water, Campfires, Grills & Stoves
Drinking water is normally available in all campgrounds with occasional exceptions. Campfires, including those in portable wood or propane fire pits, are prohibited in the Fishing Bridge RV Park. Wood and charcoal fires are permitted in all other campground locations, though special fire restrictions are occasionally put in place when the danger of wildland fires is great. If you plan to light a fire in the park, please ask about current fire restrictions at the entrance station when you arrive. Propane grills and stoves are normally not restricted.
2015 Campground Information
|In order of opening||Dates*||Nightly Fee||Sites||Elev (ft)||Features||RV Sites**|
|Mammoth||All year||$20||85||6,200||A,F,G||Most are pull-through|
|Madison ΔΩ||5/1-10/18||$21.50||278||6,800||A,F,NS,DS,G||Call for availability & reservations|
|Fishing Bridge RV ΔΩ‡||5/8-9/20||$46.75||>325||7,800||F,S/L,2S,DS,G, hookups||Call for availability & reservations|
|Norris||5/15-9/28||$20||>100||7,500||A,F,G||2 @ 50′ (signed); 5 @30′|
|Tower Fall||5/22-9/28||$15||31||6,600||V||All @ 30′ or less; has hairpin curve|
|Bridge Bay ΔΩ||5/22-9/7||$21.50||432||7,800||A,F,NS,DS,G||Call for availability & reservations|
|Canyon ΔΩ||5/29-9/13||$26||273||7,900||A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G||call for availability & reservations|
|Indian Creek||6/12-9/14||$15||70||7,300||A, V||10@ 35′; 35@30′|
|Pebble Creek||6/15-9/28||$15||27||6,900||V||Some long pull-throughs|
|Slough Creek||6/15-10/7||$15||23||6,250||V||14 @ 30′, walk through first to assess sites|
|Lewis Lake||6/15-11/1||$15||85||7,800||V||All @ 25′ or less|
|Grant Village ΔΩ||6/21-9/20||$26||430||7,800||A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G||Call for availability & reservations|
|*Campgrounds close for the season at 11 am of
the last date listed
|**Site sizes are for TOTAL LENGTH of vehicle and
|Δ Sites you can reserve|
|Ω Rate does not include tax or
|‡ Site with full hook ups|
|A Accessible sites available|
|F Flush toilets|
|V Vault toilets|
|S/L Pay showers/laundry onsite|
|NS Showers not included|
|2S Two showers included each
|DS Dump station (Dump stations
may close if temperatures are below freezing.)
|G Generators OK 8 am-8pm|
Dates are approximate and may change because of weather or resource management concerns. Campgrounds close at 11 a.m. on the date listed