Camping in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 sites. Yellowstone National Park Lodges takes reservations for five of these. The National Park Service manages the other seven campgrounds. Beginning in 2021, reservations for three of the campground managed by the National Park Service can be done through Recreation.gov.

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.

2021 Campground Information

Dates are subject to change depending on weather and other factors. Campgrounds close at 11 am on the date listed.

Table of campgrounds with reservable sites through Yellowstone National Park Lodges.

Campground 2021dates Nightlyfee Sites Amenities
Bridge Bay 6/11–9/6 432 A,B,F,NS,D,Gn,Gs
Canyon 5/21–9/19 273 A,B,F,S/L**,2S**,D,Gn
Fishing Bridge RV Park CLOSED ALL 2021 346 A,F,H,S/L**,2S**,D,Gn
Grant Village 6/18–9/12 430 A,B,F,S/L**,2S**,D,Gn,Gs
Madison 5/14–10/17 278 A,B,F,NS,D,Gn,Gs

* – Listed fee does not include taxes or utility fees
A – Accessible sites available
B – Limited number of campsites set aside for bicyclists and hikers; check availability at campground
F – Flush toilets
D – Dump station (may close when temperatures are below freezing)
Gn – Generators allowed from 8 am to 8pm (60db limit)
Gs – Group site available (reservation required)
H – Full hookups
NS – Showers not included
S/L – Pay showers/laundry onsite **Pay showers not available currently in 2021
2S – Two showers included each night **Pay showers not available currently in 2021

Table of campgrounds managed by the National Park with reservable sites through Recreation.gov.

Campground 2021dates Nightlyfee Sites Amenities Rvinformation
Mammoth Year-round1 85 A,B,F,Gn 30′ (9.1 m) winter limit§
Norris CLOSED ALL 2021 111 A,B,F,Gn 2 @ 50′ (15.2 m) and 5 @ 30′ (9.1 m)
Pebble Creek (Sites 1–16) 6/15–9/27 16 A,B,V Some long pull-throughs
Slough Creek 6/15–10/12 16 A,V 14 @ 30′ (9.1 m) / Walk through first to assess

** – Sizes are for total length of vehicle and towed equipment
1 – Reservation-only 5/1–10/15
§ – mid-October through April
A – Accessible sites available
B – Limited number of campsites set aside for bicyclists and hikers; check availability at campground
F – Flush toilets
Gn – Generators allowed from 8 am to 8pm (60db limit)
V – Vault toilet

Table of campgrounds managed by the National Park that will be first-come, first-served in 2021.

Campground 2021dates Nightlyfee Sites Amenities Rvinformation
Indian Creek 6/11–9/13 70 A,B,V 10 @ 35′ (10.7 m) and 35 @ 30′ (9.1 m)
Lewis Lake 6/15–11/7 84 B,V 25′ (7.6 m) or less
Pebble Creek (Sites 17–27) 6/15–9/27 11 A,B,V Some long pull-throughs
Tower Fall CLOSED ALL 2021 31 B,V 30′ (9.1 m) or less / Loop has hairpin curve

** – Sizes are for total length of vehicle and towed equipment
A – Accessible sites available
B – Limited number of campsites set aside for bicyclists and hikers; check availability at campground
V – Vault toilet