Yellowstone National Park is a wonderland of what appear to be magical formations, colorful hot springs, boiling mud pots, as well as one of the best shows that Mother Nature offers: The world’s largest concentration of geysers! In addition to the beauty of the underworld coming forth to the surface, there is an abundance of wildlife to see.
If you’re planning on cruising to Yellowstone sometime this year, you may find this blog very helpful, as it lists all of the spots to park your RV for camping while in the park. There are 12 developed campgrounds with more than 2,100 campsites. There are 5 parks that accept reservations with 1,700 campsites. The other 7 campgrounds have more than 450 first-come-first-serve sites.
All of the campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park have the following amenities:
-Fire ring/grill and picnic table (with the exception of Fishing Bridge RV Park)
Some of the more popular first-come-first-serve campgrounds can fill up quickly … sometimes by 8 a.m.
Yellowstone is one of the most visited of all of our national parks. Because of this, you should be aware that traffic can get congested because of wildlife, or anything that may impede traffic. Be sure to plan on delays during peak season—especially at the Old Faithful geyser area and the entrances to the park. Allow yourself enough time to relax and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your Cruise America rental RV.
When making reservations at any of the Yellowstone campgrounds, be sure to have the total length of your RV, as well as a vehicle if you have one. All of the Yellowstone reservation campgrounds have the following amenities:
-Cold-water restrooms with flush toilets
-Coin-operated drink and ice machines
-Recycle trash bins
-RV campsites provide a picnic table and fire grate
-Firewood is available at all campgrounds
-Food storage regulations are strictly enforced
-RV sites are either pull-through or back-in, and may not be level
Here are the 12 campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park, and what they offer:
Bridge Bay Campground – 432 sites at Yellowstone lake / Great views of the Absaroka Mountain Range / Perfect location for boating and fishing / RV dump station near entrance
Canyon Village Campground – 270 sites / Centrally located in the park / Close to the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone” / Nearby “Canyon Visitor Center”
Fishing Bridge RV Park – 340 back-in sites / Known as the “Bear Country” camping location / It allows hard-side RVs only / Will handle RVs up to 40’ in length / RV dump station near the park entrance / Fishing no longer allowed off the bridge, but beautiful wildlife and bird watching opportunities
Grand Village Campground – 430 sites / Near West Thumb Geyser Basin / Back in and pull-through sites / Some sites accommodate 40’ RVs / Dump station near the park entrance
Madison Campground – 278 sites / Near Madison River / Breathtaking views / Outstanding fishing / Convenient to Old Faithful area / RV dump station available
Indian Creek Campground – 70 sites (generator-free) / One of the most primitive campgrounds in the park / Located near Sheepeater Cliffs / Hiking and wildlife viewing
Lewis Lake Campground – 85 sites (generator-free) / No rigs longer than 25’ allowed / Boating / Fishing / Wildlife watching / located in lodgepole pines / Best moose-viewing area in the park
Mammoth Hot Springs Campground – 85 sites (mostly pull-through) / Can handle rigs up to 75’ in length / Only campground remaining open all year / Generator use allowed / Near Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces / Great wildlife viewing and hiking opportunities
Norris Campground – 100 sites / Near Norris Geyser Basin and Gibbon River / In lodgepole pines / Nearby museums / Generator use allowed / One of the better areas for watching wildlife
Pebble Creek Campground – 27 sites (generator-free) / Jaw-dropping views of the Absaroka Mountains
Slough Creek Campground – 23 sites (generator-free) / Smallest campground in the park / Fishing in Slough Creek close to campground
Tower Fall Campground – 31 sites (generator-free) / On steep and winding road / Across the road from 130’ Tower Falls / Popular hiking area
Just as any other attraction here in the USA, viewing Yellowstone is a real treat—especially when you’re camping in the comfort of your Cruise America rental RV.