Yellowstone National Park Campgrounds

Gardiner, Montana

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Camping in Yellowstone National Park can become a test of nerves for the unprepared. Each year the number of visitors grows, putting an even greater strain on the available camping. The increasing size of RV units also creates a very frustrating problem for campers and rangers alike. The campgrounds were originally constructed with pickup campers and tents in mind. No one at that time ever dreamed that the huge trailers and buses of today would seek a parking area for camping. The more popular areas find visitors waiting for campers to leave in the morning. Reservations can be made in five out of the twelve campgrounds, but some already have been reserved as early as eighteen months in advance. This eTrail contains detailed descriptions of the following campgrounds: Madison, Grant Village, Lewis Lake, Bridge Bay, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Canyon Village, Mammoth, Indian Creek, Norris, Tower Fall, Slough Creek, and Pebble Creek.
Camping Montana

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Camping Montana

by Kenneth L. Graham (Falcon Guides)

Camping in Yellowstone National Park can become a test of nerves for the unprepared. Each year the number of visitors grows, putting an even greater strain on the available camping. The increasing size of RV units also creates a very frustrating problem for campers and rangers alike. The campgrounds were originally constructed with pickup campers and tents in mind.

No one at that time ever dreamed that the huge trailers and buses of today would seek a parking area for camping. The more popular areas find visitors waiting for campers to leave in the morning. Reservations can be made in five out of the twelve campgrounds, but some already have been reserved as early as eighteen months in advance. This eTrail contains detailed descriptions of the following campgrounds: Madison, Grant Village, Lewis Lake, Bridge Bay, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Canyon Village, Mammoth, Indian Creek, Norris, Tower Fall, Slough Creek, and Pebble Creek.

©  Kenneth L. Graham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Gardiner
Campsites: 12 separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: Most campgrounds May to September, some as long as year-round
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Yellowstone National Park Campgrounds

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For the budget-minded camper, camping outside of Yellowstone is a must! There are 3 campgrounds I know of that don't charge a fee, and all are within 20 miles of an entrance to the park. We recently stayed at Canyon (aka Hell's Canyon), located just 15 miles north of Mammoth Hot Springs. The campground was filled with boulders of all sizes, making you more than a little nervous about the massive boulder field hovering above. The downside to this campground is that it's located directly on the road, but that also means that you'll be back in Yellowstone in no time. There are a few sites that will afford you some privacy, these are located right near the very clean and large outhouse. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit, and at least one level place for a tent. The other 2 free sites are Spring Creek and Cherry Creek, located off Hwy 20 on Hebgen Lake Rd (closest entrance is at West Yellowstone).



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