Where is the best camping in Yellowstone?

Summer’s coming, and it’s time to start plotting your next excursion. Camping is such a great way to experience the beautiful surroundings of Yellowstone. It has lots to offer, and you can feel like you were just inside your home. When you leave, it seems like you would like to go back soon again and never feel you have seen it all. The National Park is on top of the lists of the national parks in the State with a sheer number of wildlife and unique geysers.

(Note: There are 12 campgrounds in Yellowstone Park and 7 of these are operated by the National Park Service. Sites first come, first-serve basis.)


Rock formations and colorful pool
Rock formations and colorful pool

1. Slough Creek Campground
It is located at Slough Creek in the Lamar Valley. It is partially wooded, primitive and has pits toilets. It is open mid-June through October. Slough Creek is also a very popular stream for fishing. The famous, scenic Beartooth Pass is within a short drive. The site is generator free with potable drinking water. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit.
2. Madison Campground
It is a good campground for tenting or trekking with your poles. It is pretty big holding lots of people. Madison Campground is just east of the West Yellowstone entrance and just north of Old Faithful. It is one of the most popular in the park, offering the earliest opening and latest closing dates of the park’s seasonal campgrounds. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit with the grate. Restroom facilities are equipped with flush toilets and sinks with running water. There are also drinking water that is available on the campsite.

3. Norris Campground
Norris campground is centrally located in Yellowstone National Park and offers a good spot for campers. Norris is a mid-sized campground with more than 100 locales; most destinations are shaded by lodgepole pine. The elevation of the campground is 7,500 ft. (2,286 m) So expect cold temperatures in spring, summer, and fall. There are wheelchair sites, drinking water is accessible, and restroom has flush toilets. Every campground has an eating area and fire pit with mesh and great. Food boxes measuring 48 x 22 x 22 in. are accessible for shared use. Generator use is permitted between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM. The elk viewing can be excellent at Norris. Keep alert at morning and dusk when near meadow areas and you will often spot some of the giant Yellowstone elks. Once in a while, those angling or simply sitting by the river at sunset will get themselves joined by a giant bull elk. Norris is additionally a nice place to hear wolves and coyotes wailing around evening time. The elk like to bugle in the fall, day or night – which will jar you wakeful from a deep sleep real quick.

4. Grant Village Campground


Located on the southwest shore of Yellowstone Lake, the Grant Village Campground is situated with an elevation of around 7,800 feet in a lodge pole pine woodland. There free facilities to be used like picnic tables, fire grates, accessible water, public restrooms with flush toilets and faucets, also a dishwashing areas. There are no utility hookups, but the campground has a dump station. Generators may be used between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM.

5. Canyon Campground
It is one of the most popular campgrounds, located within a mile of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Canyon campground is a medium-sized campground with about 270 sites available. The area is cool during the summer months because of the lodgepole pine tree and its field elevation at 7 900 ft. (m).

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