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Posted by Visit Bozeman on Mar 21, 2017 9:01:00 AM
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Sipping on a cold beverage, looking up at a sky full of radiant stars, the crackling sounds and brilliant colors of a fire beneath your feet, friends and family laughing and telling stories, does it get any better than that? Imagine camping in America's first national park, Yellowstone. Rich in resources, wildlife, activities, and natural beauty get yourself connected with nature by checking out one of these awesome campgrounds. 

Grant Village

On the southwestern shore of Yellowstone Lake, 7,800 feet up in a beautiful pine forest sits a great Yellowstone camping experience with 430 sites. 

Several miles from the West Thumb Geyser with an elaborate boardwalk and trails which provide spectacular views of many hot springs and geothermal features. 

Some sites offer partial lake views. Each campsite offers a picnic table and fire pit. Two stores are nearby, restaurant, gas station, and boat ramp.

Fishing Bridge

This is an RV park only with no tent sites. Located near the Yellowstone river and close to great wildlife viewing areas within a short drive (Mud Volcano and Hayden Valley).

Grizzly bears love this area and that is why only hard shell RV's are allowed.

The campground offers water, sewer, and utility hookups for RV'S. A park ranger hosts nightly programs from June to September at the amphitheater. 

Cutthroat trout and beautiful white pelicans fill the crystal clear water around the campground.

Canyon Campground

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Accommodating tent and RV campers, Canyon Village is within a mile of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

One of the more popular Yellowstone camping locations because of its central location and access to the Yellowstone Grand Canyon from North Rim Drive to the Lower Falls. Artist's Point and Uncle Tom's Trail offer great views of the canyon's waterfalls. 

Madison Junction

Open to tent and RV campers, Madison Campground is named for its close proximity to the Madison River, which runs through the park. 

Only a short hike to Firehole Falls, a great geothermal feature in the park.

At 6,800’ in a somewhat wooded area. Madison Junction offers sunny and shady areas. It is known for world class fishing opportunities and close to the Old Faithful, and Geyser Basins. 

Slough Creek

Located in between Lamar Valley and Tower-Roosevelt, Slough Creek Campground at 6,250ft' offers camping mid-June through early October. 

The best wildlife in the park can be seen from this campground. Beartooth Pass is a short drive from this campground. Nighttime is the perfect time to listen for the howling of wolves.  

A smaller secluded Yellowstone camping experience with around 20 sites. Slough Creek is a more remote area with lots of wildlife and less civilization.

Amenities of Each Yellowstone Camping Location

Grant Village

Open June-September, 430 tent and RV sites, dumping station, no hookups 2 showers included in the rate, flush toilets, running water, laundry services available, handicapped accessible sites.
Fishing Bridge Open May-September, 325 RV only sites, utility hookups, dumping station, 2 showers included in the rate, flush toilets, running water, laundry services.
Canyon Campground Open May-September, 273 tents and RV sites, no hookups, generators ok, dumping station, flush toilets, running water, shower and laundry services available, handicapped accessible sites.
Madison Junction Open April-October, 278 tents and RV sites, no hookups, generators ok, dumping station, flush toilets. handicapped accessible sites.
Slough Creek Open June-October, 23 sites, vault toilets.

Give Yellowstone Camping a Try

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There is something for everyone in Yellowstone National Park. Year round ranger programs, activities, and special events help you and your family find rest, relaxation, nature, and beauty. Find yourself by visiting one of these awesome Yellowstone campgrounds this year.

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Topics: Yellowstone National Park, Camping