Camping in Yellowstone

NPS/Hafey Photo
Campground with tents pitched with Yellowstone Lake in the background.
CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS

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 (with some electrical hookups), and 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 & STOVESDrinking 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 or email the NPS Visitor Services Office immediately prior to your visit. Propane grills and stoves are normally not restricted.

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