Yellowstone National Park offers 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 established campsites. All campsites must be reserved in advance, with the exception of Mammoth Campground which offers first-come, first-served sites from October 15 - April 1. Most campsites are reserved far in advance, so it is recommended that you make reservations as early as you can. All dates are subject to change.
Campground Tips & Regulations
For all lifetime passes, the pass holder must be present with identification for entry into Yellowstone National Park. We cannot look up information if your pass is lost or stolen and cannot accept receipts or pictures of the pass in lieu of the actual pass. On a snowmobile, lifetime passes admit the signer(s). When traveling by snowcoach or shuttle, they admit a signer and up to three additional adults. Children under 16 are admitted for free and are not included in these totals. The following lifetime passes are available:
America the Beautiful - Lifetime Senior Pass - $80
Available for all U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. An America the Beautiful - Annual Senior Pass is also available. Covers entrance fees at all national parks and national wildlife refuges, as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Senior Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services, such as camping. Purchase online or at any Yellowstone National Park entrance station.
America the Beautiful - Lifetime Access Pass - Free
Available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability). Provides entrance or access to pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at federally-operated recreation sites across the country. You must provide additional documentation to obtain this pass. The Access Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services, such as camping. Purchase online or at any Yellowstone National Park entrance station.
Military Veterans and Gold Star Family Access Pass - Free
The delivery or pick-up of out-of-park RVs or other camper unit rentals is prohibited.
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).
Dump stations, where available, may close when temperatures are below freezing.
Group sites are available at Bridge Bay, Grant Village, and Madison campgrounds for large groups with a designated leader (e.g., educational groups). Fees range from $165 to $475 per night, depending on group size. Advance reservations are required. Contact Yellowstone National Park Lodges for pricing and availability.
1 Winter limit (mid-Oct through April). 45 ft limit May through mid-Oct.2Long pull-throughs 3Assess first 4Hairpin curve
5 Two showers included for each night. *Potable water will be shut off campground-wide on 9/29.
Mammoth Campground will remain closed for the 2023-2024 winter season and will reopen in 2024 (dates TBD).
During the 2022 flood, a sewer line adjacent to the road that carried wastewater from Mammoth Hot Springs to a sewage treatment plant in Gardiner was ruptured. Currently, work is underway to connect the Mammoth Campground to the new wastewater treatment system in Mammoth.
Norris Campground will be closed to the public for the 2023 season.
Day use at Norris has risen substantially over the past decade requiring staff to focus largely on day-use issues such as increasing parking congestion, the need for bathroom cleaning, and public safety.
Due to Norris’ remote location, the park does not have the staffing required to effectively respond to emergency incidents occurring overnight (law enforcement, emergency medical services etc.).
Pebble was significantly impacted by the 2022 floods and will remain closed for the 2023 season for flood recovery work.
Many sections of the campground have over 2-3 feet of material (rocks, dirt) from the floods that need to be removed.
Tower Fall was closed for the past three years due to the Tower to Chittenden Road improvement work.
The park is making a variety of repairs to the campground and due to a lack of housing availability, portions of the campground will likely be used to house camper trailers for contractors working on the Northeast Entrance Road.
At this time, there is no set date for when the campground will open.