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Campgrounds of Yellowstone

Yellowstone is a massive national park, and has a large number of developed campgrounds to match. Of course, Yellowstone is also extremely popular, and campsites can be hard to find throughout the summer season. They are spread pretty evenly throughout the park.

Bridge Bay Campground

  • Size & Cost: 432 sites, $27 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: Through Xanterra, Reserve Online
  • Location: 3.4 miles south of Fishing Bridge Junction on the Fishing Bridge to West Thumb section
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station, camp store, showers nearby
  • Demand: Very high. This is an enormous campground, but does fill up in the prime of summer season. Reservations are suggested.

Canyon Campground

  • Size & Cost: 272 sites, $32 per site
  • Open: Late May through September
  • Reservations: Through Xanterra, Reserve Online
  • Location: In Canyon Village just east of Canyon Junction
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station, camp store, showers nearby
  • Demand: Extreme. This is the most popular campground in the park, and probably the best located. Expect it to be full throughout the summer season. Reserve as far in advance as possible.

Grant Village Campground

  • Size & Cost: 425 sites, $32 per site
  • Open: June through September
  • Reservations: Through Xanterra, Reserve Online
  • Location: 1.8 miles south of West Thumb Junction on the South Entrance Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station, camp store, showers nearby
  • Demand: Very high. This is an enormous campground, but does fill up in the prime of summer season. Reservations are suggested.

Indian Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 70 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: June through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 8.5 miles south of Mammoth Junction on the Norris to Mammoth section
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. As with all Yellowstone non-reservation campgrounds, sites are in high demand during the summer season.

Lewis Lake Campground

  • Size & Cost: 85 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: June through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 10.3 miles south of West Thumb Junction on the South Entrance Road
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. As with all Yellowstone non-reservation campgrounds, sites are in high demand during the summer season.

Madison Campground

  • Size & Cost: 278 sites, $27 per site
  • Open: May through October
  • Reservations: Through Xanterra, Reserve Online
  • Location: Just west of Madison Junction on West Entrance Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station
  • Demand: Very high. This campground is well located for the thermal areas of the park. Reservations are suggested.

Mammoth Campground

  • Size & Cost: 85 sites, $20 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 0.8 miles north of Mammoth Junction on North Entrance Road
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, limited in winter
  • Demand: Very high. This is the only campground in Yellowstone open all year. It is in the popular Mammoth Hot Springs area of the park, and is not very large. Arrive early to increase your chances of finding a spot.

Norris Campground

  • Size & Cost: 116 sites, $20 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 0.8 miles north of Norris Junction on the Norris to Mammoth section
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. As with all Yellowstone non-reservation campgrounds, sites are in high demand during the summer season.

Pebble Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 27 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: June through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 9.8 miles southwest of Northeast Entrance on the Northeast Entrance Road
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. This campground is the main choice for the Lamar Valley area, and is quite small.
Pebble Creek Campground in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Slough Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 23 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: June through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 6 miles east of Tower Junction on the Northeast Entrance Road
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. This campground is the other choice for the Lamar Valley area, and is quite small.

Tower Fall Campground

  • Size & Cost: 31 sites, $15 per site
  • Open: June through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 2.4 miles south of Tower Junction on the Tower to Canyon section
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Very high. As with all Yellowstone non-reservation campgrounds, sites are in high demand during the summer season.

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