Camping

Family Camping in Norris Campground
Relax around a fire with family and friends at one of Yellowstone's scenic campgrounds.

NPS / Neal Herbert

 

Yellowstone offers 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 sites. Xanterra Parks and Resorts takes reservations for five of these campgrounds: the rest are first-come, first-served. For details and links to more information, check out the table below.

Yellowstone also offers a network of backcountry campsites for people who prefer to explore and camp along less traveled routes.

 

Our Campgrounds

Campground Dates Nightly Fee Sites Elevation (ft) Features RV Sites**
Reservable Sites (Xanterra Parks and Resorts)
Bridge Bay 05/19-09/11 $24.25* 432 7,800 A,F,NS,DS,G Check Xanterra Parks and Resorts for availability & reservations
Canyon 05/26-09/24 $29* 273 7,900 A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G
Fishing Bridge RV Park 05/05-09/17 $47.75* >325 7,800 F,S/L,2S,DS,G,H (hard-sided only)
Grant Village 06/09-09/17 $29* 430 7,800 A,F,S/L,2S,DS,G
Madison 04/28-10/15 $24.25* 278 6,800 A,F,NS,DS,G
First-come, First-served Sites (see map below for recent fill times)
Indian Creek 06/09-09/11 $15 70 7,300 A, V 10@ 35'; 35@30'
Lewis Lake 06/15-11/05 $15 85 7,800 V 25' or less
Mammoth All year $20 85 6,200 A,F,G In the winter season, there is a very tight turn - 30' total length limit for RVs or vehicle/trailer combinations
Norris 05/19-09/25 $20 111 7,500 A,F,G 2 @ 50' (signed); 5 @30'
Pebble Creek 06/15-09/25 $15 27 6,900 V Some long pull-throughs
Slough Creek 06/15-10/07 $15 23 6,250 V 14 @ 30' (walk through first to assess)
Tower Fall 05/26-09/25 $15 31 6,600 V 30' or less (loop has hairpin curve)
* Rate does not include tax or utility pass-through
** Sizes are for total length of vehicle and towed equipment
A Accessible sites available
F Flush toilets
H Full hookups
V Vault toilets
S/L Pay showers/laundry onsite
NS Showers not included
2S Two showers included each night
DS Dump station (dump stations may close if temperatures are below freezing.)
G Generators OK 8 am to 8pm (60db limit)


All rates subject to applicable taxes and fees. Dates are approximate and may change because of weather or resource management concerns. Campgrounds close at 11 am on the date listed.

Map & Availability

The map below shows campground locations in the park, their current status, and fill times.

Disclaimer: This map is updated as soon as possible when campground status changes, but it is not updated in real time. Be aware that campgrounds may fill between the time you check the status and the time you arrive at the campground.

 

Yellowstone Live - Campgrounds

 

Tips & Regulations

  • Be sure to check for opening and closing dates for facilities inside the park.
  • Make reservations as early as you can.
  • First-come, first-served campgrounds usually fill by early morning; plan ahead to obtain a site.
  • Overnight camping or parking is only allowed in designated campgrounds or campsites.
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to 6 people per site.
  • 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 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 check the information board at the campground or email our Visitor Services Office prior to your visit. Propane grills and stoves are normally not restricted.
  • Food storage boxes are available at all of the campsites at Indian Creek, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, Tower Fall, Norris, and Lewis Lake campgrounds. Many campsites in other campgrounds are also equipped with bear-proof storage boxes.
  • 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).
  • Visit our Nearby Attractions page for information on camping outside the park.
 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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