Yellowstone RV Camping
Yellowstone RV Camping Awaits!
Your Yellowstone RV camping adventure will include seeing abundant wildlife living among the world’s greatest concentration of geysers. Yellowstone National Park has 12 developed campgrounds with over 2100 campsites. 5 reservation campgrounds have 1700 campsites, and the remaining 7 campgrounds have over 450 first come first serve campsites. Some large RV pull through campsites are available by reservation, and first come first serve.
All Yellowstone campsites have a fire ring/grill and picnic table with the exception of Fishing Bridge RV Park. Water, flush toilets, and trash receptacles are provided, and RV dump stations are available at some campgrounds. Popular first come first serve campgrounds may be full by 8AM. Most campgrounds will accommodate RVs 30 feet in length or less.
One of the most visited USA national parks, Yellowstone can be congested and unexpected traffic jams caused by wildlife, an unfortunate RVer, or both is likely to occur. The Old Faithful area in particular can be extremely busy so plan accordingly. During peak season you can expect delays entering the park.
Yellowstone National Park Campgrounds
Yellowstone RV camping is available at 12 campgrounds, Five concession operated campgrounds with over 1700 campsites accept reservations. The remaining 7 campgrounds are first come first serve with over 450 campsites. Not all RVs will fit in all Yellowstone campgrounds so check campground information carefully.
Yellowstone RV Camping Reservations
Yellowstone RV camping reservations are available at five campgrounds. All campgrounds provide a picnic table and fire ring except Fishing Bridge Campground. When making a reservation, be prepared to provide the total length of your RV and vehicles. See campground listing below for Yellowstone RV camping information.
Reservation Campground Information
Yellowstone reservation campgrounds have:
- Restrooms with cold water and flush toilets.
- Coin-op ice and drink machines, and recycle and trash bins.
- RV camping sites provide a picnic table and fire grate *.
- Firewood is available at all campgrounds
- Food storage regulations are strictly enforced.
- RV sites are either pull-thru or back in and may not be level. All RV sites at Fishing Bridge are back-in sites. Possible limited width.
- Interagency Access and Senior Pass accepted for discounted rates. *
* Bridge Bay Campground has no picnic tables or fire rings, and doesn’t sell firewood. Senior Pass and Interagency Access Pass discounts not available.
Group campsites are for tent camping only.
Refer to the above map for campground location within the park.
First Come First Serve Campgrounds
Over 450 first come first serve Yellowstone RV camping sites are available at seven campgrounds. You will need to arrive early in the day to find a campsite at these campgrounds during peak season. Arriving after 8AM may be too late for some campgrounds.
All campsites have a picnic table and fire ring, and campgrounds have water, flush toilets, trash receptacles, and usually a campground host.
Refer to the above map for Yellowstone RV camping locations within the park.
Pebble Creek Campground
Outside Yellowstone RV Camping
Many people prefer a quieter Yellowstone RV camping experience than is available within the park, and there are many RV camping possibilities available outside Yellowstone. US Forest Service campgrounds near Yellowstone are primarily primitive, but a few have RV electric campsites. Most have a fire ring, picnic table, and vault toilets. Some have water, flush toilets, and trash receptacles, and some are little more than an open field designated for camping. Fees range from free to $25 per night.
North of Yellowstone
Highway 212 – Northeast Entrance
- Colter Campground – Only hard sided RVs are allowed at this first come first serve 18 site campground 7 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
- Soda Butte Campground – Hard sided RVs only and no reservations accepted at this 27 site campground 6 miles from the park.
- Chief Joseph Campground – Just 6 first come first serve campgsites available 9 miles from Yellowstone.
Highway 89 – North Entrance
- Eagle Creek Campground – 16 first come first serve campsites just 2 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
- Timber Camp Campground – Free RV camping is available at this designated dispersed camping area 9 miles from the park. First come first serve with room for any size RV.
- Bear Creek Campground – Free RV camping 9.5 miles from Yellowstone National Park. This campground will handle RVs to 28′ long.
- Canyon Campground – 16 miles from Yellowstone National Park, this first come first serve campground has 17 campsites
South Of Yellowstone
- Grand Teton National Park Campgrounds are ideal for RV camping. Six campgrounds in one of the USA’s most scenic national parks.
- Flagg Ranch – We don’t usually include private RV campgrounds, but Flagg Ranch is the only campground of any type between Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Full hookups with pull through RV campsites available.
- Limited Dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is available along the 36 mile gravel Grassy Lake Road. This area is not suited for large RVs and gives access to south Yellowstone hiking trails with sites suitable for smaller RVs. Read about the road conditions and RV camping opportunities carefully. Check local conditions before departure.
East of Yellowstone.
The Shoshone National Forest Cody Ranger District has several developed campground on the east side of Yellowstone National Park.
- Three Mile Campground – Three pull-thru RV sites and back in space will accomodate RV combinations to 60′. Hard sided RVs only at this campground 3 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
- Big Game Campground – 16 campsites on the North Fork of the Shoshone River. Reservations accepted at this campground located 25 miles from Yellowstone.
- Clearwater Campground – Reservations accepted at this 11 site campground. Very small RVs only located 21 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
- Eagle Creek Campground – Hard sided RVs only at this 20 site campground just 8 miles from the park.
- Elk Fork Campground – 13 RV camping sites at the primitive campground 25 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
- Newton Creek Campground – 31 campsites 16 miles from Yellowstone allow only hard sided RVs.
- Rex Hale Campground – Reservations accepted at this 30 site campground 18 miles from Yellowstone.
- Wapiti Campground – Reservations accepted at this 41 space campground. Some sites have electricity located 25 miles from Yellowstone.
West of Yellowstone.
Highway 191 – Yellowstone West Entrance
- Baker’s Hole Campground – 73 campsites, 33 with electricity are available in this first come first serve campground 3 miles from Yellowstone.
- Rainbow Point Campground – Reservations and electricity is available at this 26 site campground 10 miles from the park.
- Lonesomehurst Campground – Reservations available and 5 of the 27 campsites have electricity. 12 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
- Cherry Creek Campground – There are only 7 first come first come campsites at the campground by Hebgen Lake. 14 miles to Yellowstone.
- Spring Creek Campground – 6 first come first serve campsites 18 miles from Yellowstone.
- Cabin Creek Campground – Reservations available at this 15 site campground 22 miles away from the park.
- Beaver Creek Campground – Reservations available at this 64 site campground 24 miles from Yellowstone.
- Red Cliff Campground – 27 of the 65 campsites have electricity at this campground 35 miles from Yellowstone National Park. Reservations available.
- The Caribou-Targhee National Forest offers many developed RV camping locations. Zoom in on the Interactive Recreaton Map for location and listings of US Forest Service campgrounds.
- For the adventurous, dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is permitted throughout the forest. By using the official US Forest MVUM’s (motor vehicle Use Maps), great RV campsites can be found. Caribou-Targhee Motor Vehicle Use Maps. These are the only official US Forest Service open route maps.
The park is host to nearly 4 million visitors each year, so Yellowstone RV camping reservations will likely make your trip a bit easier to plan. However, we think the first come first serve campgrounds should not be overlooked. Some of these campgrounds offer the most spectacular of Yellowstone RV camping locations available, but the only way to get one of these fantastic campsites is with a bit of luck, and arriving early in the day.
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