Camping during your Yellowstone Vacation can be easy but some pre planning is advised. Whether you are visiting Yellowstone or Big Sky you should be available to find all the info you need using the links provided here.
Inside Yellowstone there are 12 campgrounds total. 5 require reservations and 7 are first come first serve. During July and August, competition for the first come first serve campgrounds can be severe. You will want to arrive early to get your spot. Typically you can spend up to 14 days in a site and most all have water and restrooms. Fishing Bridge campground is for hardsided units only and has full hookups.
When we camp in Yellowstone we like to stay at the same campground and use that as our basecamp. Packing up every day or two is a hassel and really no fun for kids. Our favorite with kids is the Madison Junction Campground. The river is nearby with open areas for play and hiking. It is also within 1 hour of most of Yellowstone's highlights.
You can typically have campfires in all the campgrounds but sometimes fire restrictions may be in effect. Know the rules before building a campfire. Reservations, rates and further information can be found here.
Outside of of Yellowstone camping is available at both Forest Service and private campgrounds. In West Yellowstone our favorite private campgrounds are the Grizzly RV Park, located right in West Yellowstone and the Madison Arm Campground, about 8 miles North of West Yellowstone.
Our preferred Forest Service campgrounds are Baker's Hole, just North of West Yellowstone and Red Cliff Campground 4 miles south of Big Sky on the Gallatin River. Both are suitable for RV's and tenting. Red Cliff is the best one if you are visiting Big Sky.
Questions? Call a travel planner at Geyser Whitewater Expeditions for info. 800.914.9031