25 Parks near West Yellowstone, Montana
Jul 2016 - $48.00
We were unable to find a campsite inside of Yellowstone without advance reservations and the NPS campgrounds fill early in the morning so we looked for a campground near West Yellowstone. I would have rated this campground higher except for the 6 miles of washboard Forest Service Road that they have no control over. They juggle a map with magnetic pins and a computer program to assign sites and there was a bit of disagreement between the 2 employees at the desk during registration as to where we were supposed to go. The owner quickly addressed the problem. We had initially planned to stay 1 night but extended to 3. While some of the sites are in an odd layout, it all works and is a great place to bring a family. Our site was sunny, but others were well shaded in trees. The forest road ran through an obvious fire that leveled everything but the campground and surrounding trees were spared. The provided map of the campground can be misleading as some sites are physically at the end of what would be a loop road making it a dead end. - Trailbuddy
Jul 2015 - $50.00
There were some nice features about this park; and yet, some undesirable features as well.
PROS: Wooded area that added to the beauty of the camping experience. A large lake, viewable from many of the campsites. Mountains for a backdrop. Boat rentals onsite.
CONS: 6+/- mile gravel road to/from the highway back top. Most of that ride is turns and twists through the burned out trees area from the '89 fire. The parks service grades the road of wash-boarding approximately every month; according to the park rangers, it had been a month since it was last performed. A bit pricey for water & electric only. Dumping station had a sign that said "Closed" each day we stayed.
The wash-boarding vibration of the tow vehicle and travel trailer to the campground was severe enough, that when we got to our site and navigated the trees, we connected our water only to find that our water lines had worked loose causing a leak inside the trailer. Ouch; needed more tools than I brought! That changed the dynamics of our vacation in our new travel trailer.
The last day we stayed, the parks service graded the road. This resolved the wash-boarding and provided a much smoother ride after check-out.
Overall, I may stay here again, in a pinch and if the road was graded in the past two weeks. But, I would certainly look for alternative options first. Staff was nice.
Before making a reservation, be sure to ask when the last time the road was graded. If it has been 3 to 4 weeks, you may want to reconsider. - Random Decoy
Jul 2011 - $42.00
Access road is 6 miles of very poor dusty gravel road. The first stop when you leave is the car wash. We had reservations for a pull through site but the site they put us in was very small with no room to park our truck. The trees made it very difficult to back into the space. I was told on the phone and in person that we were lucky to get any spot as it was a cancellation, otherwise they couldn't accommodate us. In reality there were several empty sites each night. - normdave
Oct 2015 - $22.00
We stayed in an electrical site that was very clean and well maintained. The camp host was very friendly. We stayed in late September so the campground was not busy at all. The sites were big so your neighbor was not too close. Although when we were there only about 5 campers were in the park so it was very quiet. You can take a short walk to Madison River that is beautiful. We recommend this campground. - P Wagner
Sep 2015 - $22.00
$16 for dry camping, $22 for electric sites. No reservations so you have to get lucky finding a site if people are leaving that day, but found a lot of people end up extending their stays. I stayed my first night at Rainbow Point Campground because this one was full by the time we arrived on Sunday evening. Came back on Monday to stay 2 nights. It seems most people left on Tuesday. I have to work online so Verizon signal is important to me, and I thought I should get a pretty good signal here but it turned out to be too spotty. At best, 30% 3G data signal on the mifi, but most of the time it went down to 1x signal, and I couldn't keep a phone call unless I stepped outside. You have to drive toward West Yellowstone just past the airport to get LTE signal. The sites were spaced well enough apart and with a lot of trees, it helps to block you a little from neighbors. Some sites might get a view of the river. - Sara C.
Jul 2015 - $14.00
This is a great little gem just north of West Yellowstone, it is all first come first serve, a few pull through's, mostly back ins, some with electric hookups, no water or sewer hookups, or showers, which is the only thing that keeps this place from being a ten. There is a water fill near the entrance, but no dump station, there is one available in town, and showers for a fee. Our site was a level, spacious back in with electric and plenty of shade. There are some nice sites along the river.
If we are ever in the area again, we will definitely stay here. - bukhrn
Jun 2016 - $77.00
Grossly overpriced sites for what you get. Our Deluxe Premium site was half the size and twice the cost of the site in the park we just left in Idaho. WiFi was unusable, OTA TV nonexistent, cable was 17 grainy SD channels, and Verizon cell service very weak if at all. The Deluxe site was a narrow gravel path with concrete patio. The site itself was unlevel to the point extra blocks were needed in addition to the levelers on the coach. Utilities were placed mid-site and functioned as designed. Poor value for rate charged. - lllkrob
Nov 2015 - $75.00
This was the second time we stayed here and like the first, we really enjoyed our time. Our previous stay the water pressure was a little low, but there was no problem this stay. We still had plenty of room to set up a 12 x 12 domed canopy for cooking and eating in comfort. WIFI worked perfectly along with all other amenities. We camped at Yellowstone Park / West Entrance KOA for 5 nights in a Travel Trailer. We will stay here again. - alkurta
Jul 2015 - $55.00
A very popular campground with good reason: friendly staff, nice facilities, spacious campsites, lots and lots of trees, amazing views, and in the middle of an amazingly beautiful area. Wifi is just functional. Food was decent, not great, and a little pricey, but one has to note that the only real other option is to drive into West Yellowstone where the options are chancey and pricer. This meets the defition of resort insofar as one can come here and stay and have much to do in the area. - jclifton
Jun 2016 - $53.00
The host is an absolute riot and his service was superior. Greeted me by my first name as I walked in the office door and asked how my traveling companion (by name) was. The value price for this area was outstanding. I had about 100 feet pull through for my Class A and tow car. Everything in the park worked although a little dated. - Rocky 2
Apr 2016 - $48.00
Very clean park. Check in process was friendly and efficient. Easy in and out. All utilities worked just fine. Not a lot of grass for the dogs but it's right across the street from a wooded area that I let them run around in. Great little city. Wifi not that great but it works. Not many parks open this time of year. This one suits us fine. - Jenn and Lance Grimm
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Nice little park on the west side of town. It is about 2 miles to the west Yellowstone National Park gate. Sites are shaded, nestled in among pine trees. Sites are a little tight for units with slideouts, but they will fit. Sites are pretty close together. Each site had a patio and picnic table. Our pull through site wasn't long enough for our 37' trailer and truck, but you can park you pickup behind your rig. Wifi, cable tv, and all other utilities worked great. Park roads and sites are all graveled. The laundry facilities were great. We stayed 2 nights and all was quiet. They only take cash or checks. Management was friendly and very helpful. We would stay there again. - Arlen
Jul 2015 - $44.00
This little spot is unusual. Nestled in the pines, the few sites they have are tight, close and difficult to navigate between the trees. Old cabins and office building feel dank and sparse. The first night there they parked us in their driveway, 2nd night a spot tight between two pines. It was quiet and the people were nice enough, but this place has seen better days. It's okay for a night or two-no more. Our sewer connection didn't work-it was full or clogged so we had to switch sites. Mostly we just parked here to sleep while we were sightseeing at the national park during the day. Not recommended unless it's the only place to stay in town. - MargaretL
Sep 2015 - $69.00
Wonderful park right in town but feels like you are out of town. The manager couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating. The restrooms were very clean and convenient to all sites. We were 3 adults camping so had an upcharge for the additional person. We would stay here again! - Roaming Casita
Aug 2015 - $56.00
The camp host, is a wealth of information about West Yellowstone, things to do, places to go and where to eat!! This is one of the best RV parks in West Yellowstone; you are parked among pine trees. Other parks are crowded with no shade. The bath/showers were always clean as well as the laundry area, with the cheapest wash/dry we experienced. We were in a pull-thru site near the street and it was always quiet at night. The only negative is the cost of cabins in campground where family members stayed. While nice, nearby motels may have been cheaper. - ne2girlatheart
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We stayed for 2 nights. Sites are fully serviced, a little tight but enough room for awning and slide out. Sites are level with concrete patios and picnic table. Awesome games room with pool tables and video games . Great if you have young kids. Laundry room and showers were also available, they were dated but very clean. Owner was very friendly and seems to remember everyone's name. Close to shops and just outside Yellowstone national park. - Fun finders
Jun 2016 - $35.00
The park is a great value for the area, however there is a reason it is so cheap. The sites are fit in wherever the owners thought they could squeeze in another space. We had barely enough room to back in our 33' motorhome and put out our slides. The other sites were VERY close as was the building housing the restrooms, showers and some apartments. We couldn't hookup to the free cable and when we asked we were told our site didn't have cable. The park managers proceeded to put a triple splitter on the cable access so that three sites shared one cable line. The wifi was generally not accessible. The park managers seem to have great difficulty scheduling the sites and forced our friends and other campers to change sites frequently. We would not stay here again. - HS R.
Sep 2015 - $40.00
We had a great time and the staff are very helpful . it's small but quaint. - Flaming
Aug 2015 - $40.00
We had reservations and a confirmation for a pull thru spot for three nights for a 28 foot toy hauler. When we arrived we were told that we would have to use a back in spot that did not accommodate our toy hauler and that the next day we would have to move into an even tighter space. Excuses were made that the previous work camper had messed reservations up. After haggling a bit, the workers on duty moved us into the spot that we would have had to move into on day 2. In order to load and/or unload our trike, we had to totally unhook and move from our assigned spot and go to an empty lot. The spaces are so tiny and extremely tight and do not even allow for a vehicle to be parked with the bumper pull trailer. I asked for and was given the owners information. I made contact with him. He did apologize for the error but did nothing to rectify or make good the situation. He made the comment that everyone was human and mistakes are made, which I agree with. I told him that I understood that but due to the fact that promised and confirmed services were not received I would be posting negatively. He got very irate and called me names. I thanked him for taking the call and hang up. We will NEVER come back to this rv park and do not recommend it to anyone that has a trailer. - Rvtraveler503
Jun 2011 - $10.00
This is a very small park in what amounts to an alley between buildings, mostly seasonal residents. Poor layout, very crowded, manager was the best thing about the park, very friendly and helpful. You would need a short rig, we had trouble fitting our 34 ft in a tight space. Might want to look for a better location. - jellyjones
Jul 2016 - $45.00
The previous review mentioned about standing water after rain. We had a "gully washer" while we were there and I walked around the next morning. There were puddles. Most were in the drive area between the rows. The only two impacting sites were site 4 & 11 had their back stabilizer jacks in a puddle. So not a terrible deal in my perspective.
The park is just a gravel area with hookups. Some hookups are 50A only. They say they can supply adapters if needed but we had one. The sites work best for small to medium sized RVs. The best part of the park is that it is right next to the downtown area of shops and restaurants, all within 1-3 blocks.
While this is the Pony Express RV Park, you check in at the Branding Iron Motel, not the Pony Express Motel across the street. Also, they want you to check out as well. - gandalf42
Jul 2015 - $39.00
This is literally a gravel/sandy parking lot at the back of the Branding Iron motel. It rained just before arrival and the space that had been assigned to us was under water. We were fortunately to be able to move to another spot. After another heavy rain almost the entire lot was under water. It was a mess. We stayed here only because it was convenient for the Yellowstone tour that picks up at the hotel. We would not stay here again. - leclay
Aug 2014 - $43.00
Once again we stayed here instead of one of the more expensive, better parks in town. See my previous review of August 2013. We had a gravel, level pull-through with limited (10 channel) cable TV. We lost the Internet connection in the evening after another RV was placed between us and the antenna on the motel. Fortunately, we got it back when that RV left the next day. We lost it again the second evening when another RV was out in that same spot. So, the Internet can be problematic. Also, the cost is $5 more than last year. - Jerry S
Sep 2015 - $16.00
A National Forest Service campground that is in a spectacular location and is large enough to accommodate larger rv's. I travel in a 38 ft 5er and found several sites, including a couple water front that I can fit in. This park is typical of NFS campgrounds where there are no hookups in most of the sites. A few have electric, and there are communal water spigots available. The water and electric are only available from about Memorial Day through late September. The park remains open all year (to the best of my knowledge). The lake is great for boating and fishing. There is Verizon service, but voice calls are spotty, texting and Internet worked fine. - alansills
Jul 2015 - $16.00
This campground is $16 a night and is right on Hebgen Lake. It has a boat launch ramp and shore access if you want to launch a canoe. Most of the sites are in the trees with a few full to partial sun sites. The campground is small about #28 sites. There are lockers for food if tent camping, pit toilets, and plenty of fresh water. This is a dry campsite, but there are a few (maybe 1 or 2 sites) with electric hook ups. The sites are pretty level and are all back in. There is plenty of space to park your trailer if you are towing a boat or another vehicle. All sites have picnic tables and fire pits. Most sites can accommodate good sized RV . We camped in site #13 with a 32 foot motorhome and fit very well. Some sites are first come first served and some are reservation. You can stay for #16 days. The road in is paved except for the last ¼ mile. Camp hosts are really nice, helpful, and supportive, and they are keen on keeping the camp clean, quiet, and nice. We have camped here twice and will be back again for sure. - Susan r