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Yellowstone National Park

Google Map Coordinates: Latitude: 44.391510 / Longitude: -110.557404

Yellowstone National Park has 12 developed campgrounds, most above 5,000 feet in elevation. The campgrounds open July 1 and close Labor Day. There are 12 campgrounds (5 are reservable) in the Park with group camping available at Madison, Grant and Bridge Bay campgrounds. The reservable campgrounds (with 1,700+ campsites) include Bridge Bay, Canyon, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Grant Village and Madison. Fishing Bridge is an RV campground with a no-stay limit. The other seven campgrounds (450+ campsites) are first-come, first-serve and include: Mammoth, Norris, Tower Fall, Indian Creek, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek and Lewis Lake Few campgrounds have sites for a combined vehicle length of more than 30 feet. Reservations are highly recommended for all reservable campgrounds. Campsites have tables, fire rings and grills. Most campgrounds have flush toilets and showers. There are also 9 lodges (2,000+ rooms) located in Yellowstone National Park.

Amenities & Services

  • Auto Towing and Repair
  • Backpacking
  • BBQ Grills
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Tours
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cafeteria
  • Campsite Tables
  • Convenience Stores
  • Creeks
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian Camps
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Fishing
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Gift Shops
  • Lakes
  • Lodges
  • Pets: OK
  • Picnicking
  • Photography
  • Restrooms (flush and vault toilets; hot showers)
  • Restaurants
  • Rivers
  • Service Station
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stores
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Winter Sports

Season: Year round (camping July 1 through Labor Day).

Location – Directions

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Wyoming, 82190
307 344-7381

Yellowstone has five entrance stations:

North Entrance - Near the gateway community of Gardiner, MT, the North Entrance is the only park entrance open to wheeled vehicles all year. November through April, the North Entrance provides the only access to Cooke City, MT. US Highway 212 east of Cooke City is closed to wheeled vehicles November through April. The road from Mammoth to Norris is open to wheeled vehicles from the third Friday in April through the first Sunday in November, and to tracked over snow vehicles usually from the third Monday in December to the Monday of the first full week in March. Closest airline service is Bozeman, MT. Services are available year around.

West Entrance - Adjacent to the town of West Yellowstone, MT, the West Entrance is open to wheeled vehicles from the third Friday in April through the first Sunday in November, and to tracked over snow vehicles from the third Monday in December o the Monday of the second full week in March. Closest airline service is West Yellowstone, MT, Bozeman, MT, Idaho Falls, ID, and Salt Lake City, UT Services are available year around.

South & East Entrances - Open to wheeled vehicles from the second Friday of May through the first Sunday in November, and to tracked over snow vehicles from the third Monday in December to the Monday of the second full week in March. Limited services are available near the South and East Entrances. Closest airline service to the South Entrance is Jackson, WY and Cody, WY to the East Entrance.

Northeast Entrance - Near the gateway communities of Silver Gate and Cooke City, MT, this entrance is open year around for wheeled vehicle access to Cooke City through Gardiner, MT and the North Entrance. Opening dates for roads east of Cooke City vary from year to year, depending on the weather. The Beartooth Highway is open from late May/early June (weather dependent) to mid October. Storms occasionally temporarily close the Beartooth Highway during this "open" period. Closest airline service is Billings, MT. Services are available year around.

Opening dates for roads east of Cooke City vary from year to year, depending on the weather. The Beartooth Highway is open from late May/early June (weather dependent) to mid October. Storms occasionally temporarily close the Beartooth Highway during this "open" period. Closest airline service is Billings, MT. Services are available year around.