Camping in Yellowstone is indisputably the best way to experience the beauty of this park, particularly as lodging often books out six-months in advance. While the hotels fill up early, many campsites in the park are first come first served. This means waking up early to make sure you score a spot, but the sites are well worth it. You can also book campsites on the lower loop in advance.
Canyon Village Campground is located less than a mile from the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, making it one of the parks most popular places to camp. Lying within a lodgepole pine forest, the campsite has shower, laundry and restroom facilities, while the nearby Canyon Village boasts a wide range of stores and restaurants. Be sure to book well in advance. For more information, visit their website HERE
Mammoth Hot Springs Campground
Located just 5 miles from the Yellowstone Park’s north entrance, this campground offers close access to many attractions, including the famous Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces (see right), the scenic Upper Terrace Drive, and the historic Fort Yellowstone. This site is also home to a general store,
restaurant and gift shop. More information HERE
One of the largest and most central campsites in the Park, Madison sits at the confluence of the Gibbon and Firehole river. This is the spot where, in 1870, the Washburn-Langford expedition camped and documented the wonders of the region. The same trip that eventually made Yellowstone the first National Park in the world. Camping sites can be pre-booked, and while there are no showers on-site those desperate for a shower can duck down the road to the pay showers at Old Faithful Inn. More information can be found at their website HERE
Grant Village Campground
Grant Village Campground sits on the west bank of Lake Yellowstone- North America’s largest alpine lake. This campground has great shower and restroom facilities, as well as sites you can book in advance. Elk frequently visit this shady campsite, making it a visitor favorite. More information HERE
Want to make sure you see everything from the bison covered planes, explore the rugged Lamar Valley by horseback, perhaps take a safari with a wildlife specialist? Are you curious where National Geographic has staked out to take some of their incredible wolf sightings? Get in touch with our itineraries department. We offer fully customized itineraries with pre-booked campgrounds and activities to make your life easier! Camping in Yellowstone is extremely popular so having your trip planned for you makes all the difference.