26 Parks near West Yellowstone, Montana
Sep 2016 - $54.00
This park is behind the IMAX theater, go just past the theater and take that entrance. The driveway before the theater allows no access to RV Park. Check-in booth opens right at check in time and appears un-staffed prior or after check-in times.
Park was at capacity on Sept 19 turning people away. Reservations definitely recommended. Park is on level ground, gravel roadways and parking areas. Spaces are very adequate width with plank patios and picnic tables. Beware the big rock guarding the patio area in each space, it would be easy to hit if your attention wanders. Garbage dumpster is bear proof, the door is HEAVY, be very careful. There is a sign on it, but IMHO the sign is inadequate for the potential danger.
RV park is walking distance to downtown shopping area with many souvenir shops and restaurants. Discount to IMAX with RV park receipt. Yellowstone park East Entrance is just around the corner. - Bucky Beaver
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Stayed for week. No weekly discount. Missed the turn coming in as did many people. Follow instruction on the park website: driving south on Canyon St (US 191), pass the large bear statue on the island in the middle of the street and immediately turn left. The park offers pull-through and back-in sites. The pull-through sites are more desirable and more expensive. Pull-through sites have a hard surface patio with picnic table, some grass, and face northeast which gives you awning side shade after noon. The back-in sites are in very thick gravel which is difficult to walk on, no grass, and face due west which puts a lot of heat on the windshield if driving a motorhome. There is no shade at any of the sites. Spacing between sites is average. Your neighbors are close by. No OTA TV and no cable. Our site had a picnic table on gravel. This is not really a kid friendly park. There is no playground, common area, or swimming pool. No place to ride a bicycle. Wifi was great most of the time. This is really just a gravel parking lot behind the Imax theater. It is not a great park, but it has upsides: VERY close to the west entrance of Yellowstone. Better price than other area parks, but still expensive for what you get. Walking distance to downtown West Yellowstone. We would stay here again. - Phaeton2
Aug 2016 - $55.00
This is the 5th different RV park we have used in West Yellowstone over the decades. We had a FHU, pull through site. There are 3 rows of 5 pull though sites each with 10 back in sites at the far end of the park. The park roads are worn down gravel and the RV site pads are that large stone, hard to walk on, gravel. All sites are FHU. The sites utilities are modern and well placed with the sewer encased in cement and basically at ground level. There is a plastic deck a picnic table. As mentioned by others, there is no fire pit by local ordinance. Site length and width are decent. There is no cable TV but all the PT sites are satellite friendly. I am not sure about the back in sites. The small building at the park entrance contains, the small, through the window office, a modern laundry with 4 of each machine, and bathrooms and shower facilities adequate for this small park. There are no recreational facilities in the park. The WIFI worked well - even after dark - for us. I saw no sign of any recycling. - Jerry S
Jun 2014 - $16.00
This is a country park, about 20 miles from West Yellowstone, and price reflects a monthly rate. They have a boat ramp; the park is aimed mostly at fishermen, but is a nice place for a quiet retreat. the local chuckwagon put out good food and the Wi-Fi was upgraded while we were there, from horrible to very adequate. Spaces are close and gravel, but if the park's amenities suit you, it is quite nice. - inflt48
Jul 2008 - $36.00
New manager rude and deceitful. Sites vary in price according to the manager's whims. Electricity goes from 90 volts to 100 volts. Sites are not kept up well, they are muddy and uneven, no fire rings and no picnic tables. Laundry is unavailable to campers between 7am and 4pm because the staff uses the one washer and dryer to clean the motel linen. - yankeeflyer1
May 2008 - $33.00
This is a lovely park, with great friendly staff. General store has all your needs in case you forgot something. It's the view that will make you want to extend your stay. The lake is full of trout and the sunsets are divine, but then of course this is Montana. Snow is melting rapidly, so there is the odd area of mud which is expected. 18 miles from the Yellowstone west gate which makes for a great day trip or three. The town of West Yellowstone has lots going on with a market, lots of restaurants and all the t-shirt shops and fishing shops you will need. - savoy312
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Terrific place. Not able to add much to the other reviews except to say that this is a really good campground for those who want to get away from an RV Park. There are so many really good sites both with and w/out electricity. It's no wonder that this place sells out early during the vacation season.
If you are a senior and have the Golden Age Pass you will pay $15 per night for an elec site and $8 for non-electric. Without the pass the prices are $22 and $16 respectively. The camp hosts were what we would hope that all camp hosts should be like: friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. 5 stars for them.
One other kudo. This campground and several others nearby are run by the Hobgen District of the Custer Gallatin Natl Forest. This group is managed by a person, who prior to my trip, helped me a lot by both phone and email. Great, helpful service. Google the district for the email info should you need some advance info.
Will definitely stay here again. - exportman
Aug 2016 - $16.00
What a gem! All sites are First come first serve. Arrive early in high season and wait for a site to open. We arrived at 10:30am on a Thursday. Only found 1 site open, but it was one of the best; right on the Madison river with a great view. It looked like a lot of people were leaving on Friday, but not many on Thursday. The hosts were very friendly. Some sites have electricity hookups. - rvfulltime
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
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
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
Sep 2016 - $46.00
We stayed two nights. We made a reservation telling staff we had a 35 ft class A towing a jeep. We were told it was not a problem. The 5.3 mile ride in on the dirt washboard road was a real disappoint. That was followed by giving us a site that would not allow us to open our slides due to trees. We were allowed to pick another site and it worked out for our rv. The site we were on were level and the hookups worked fine. We asked for some info on Yellowstone park and the fires ( we could see smoke around us during our ride in). We were told we could get info at the park. My Verizon cell service usually did not work, neither did their wifi. Making it difficult to get information. It was not quiet the second night as a large camping group came in and were setting up tents at 10-12 pm. - Rick and Marj
Aug 2016 - $46.00
We loved this place! Yes there is a long and bumpy dirt road to get there, but it is SO worth it!! If you are worried about getting your truck and/or trailer dirty don't bother trying it out. Everyone that works there is awesome! The grounds are on a big lake so you can swim, fish, boat, ski, jet ski, our dogs loved it too. They have a small marina to dock your boat and a fueling station. There's not much as far as TV goes, but we were so tired after half the day in Yellowstone (about 15 mins away) and the other half at the campground. We walked to the office each night and bought an ice cream bar for $1.50 each. Mornings were fairly cool, afternoons were a/c worthy. There are lots of trees which makes some spots harder to get into. A few areas to walk the dogs, but we didn't venture to far out. - Jay101st
Aug 2016 - $49.00
It was a great RV park to stay at. The only problem was the 5 mile washboard dirt road. The scenery was beautiful and the lake was serene. It was very quiet and relaxing once you got there. - Judy2shoes
Sep 2016 - $41.00
This is a parking lot used for RV parking. We didn't feel comfortable leaving anything out and locked everything up whenever we leave the rig. They only have 50 AMP electric connection and a step-down connector is necessary as we only require 30 AMP. The wifi connection is very good. We consider the daily rate to be on the high side as there is no extra amenity except the standard but their rate is still the most favorable for this area. - gartail
Aug 2016 - $41.00
The motel is their primary business (Brandin' Iron Inn), so no attention is paid to the RV sites. They are very tight...tow vehicle has to be parked on the street. Some sites have picnic tables, some don't. They really can't fit anywhere. WiFi knocks you out frequently. Cable has 9 channels (no NBC or Fox). They said there should be 20, but can't figure out why there's only 9. The good thing, they're only a block from downtown. - ta96silver
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
Sep 2016 - $8.00
We selected a site with no hook ups. Loop B was closed, that left 3 other loops. Some sites have electric available and there is a water faucet to fill up with as you pull in. Off the highway 3 mi pavement plus 2 mile gravel road, no problem. Total 10 mi to west entrance of Yellowstone. Camp hosts were efficient and pleasant. Cell service spotty but near the lake shore got a decent signal. - abqnm
Jul 2016 - $22.00
We stayed here for 5 nights on a Yellowstone trip. The sites were spacious and mostly private. The roads where wide and plenty of space to back in. They have these cement pillars all over which are a pain but did not cause any issues. But I could see how they easily could. The lake is nice but in the evening the bugs were brutal. There is a long gravel road that is a bit bumpy, but other then that I was happy with the campground. We stopped at Fishing Bridge and Bakers Hole and felt this was the nicest of the three. Fishing Bridge was terrible. - Campingwi
Sep 2015 - $14.00
The location itself is beautiful.....camping in the trees by a lake. However, the site we had is supposed to be for a 38 foot rig. We have a 34 foot rig and found it was hard to get into. The road is not wide and the turning radius made almost impossible with a cement pylon blocking our truck from turning. We were supposed to stay a week, however, the roads and sites are NOT graveled and when the rains came we were underwater. Our 4 wheel drive with all traction tires had trouble getting through the slimy mud. Our site where we parked the pickup was under water and we couldn't leave one of the days. The fire pit flooded!!!! The road in (hwy 191) was smooth and nice, then you turn off onto a BUMPY paved road, and then 2 miles on DIRT (no gravel). After 6 nights of this we moved where they let us wash our rig --- we had MUD everywhere, including an inch or two on the running boards. No, we would not stay here again. - BDShultz
Sep 2016 - $53.00
Very expensive for what you get, but this is, West Yellowstone, after all. The owner was most helpful and congenial, the facilities were all neat and impeccable, in terms of cleanliness. Small sites and you will be right next to your fellow camper. Patio tables for our site were perhaps 5' from the next motor home. - Dondi-496
Sep 2016 - $52.00
This would be a straight 10 but for the price. I have a problem paying $50+ for any park, even in Yellowstone! However, it is in fact cheaper than some other parks in the area. We drove through just about every RV park in West Yellowstone and think this is the best park in the area. Wi-Fi is decent until park fills up. Fibre Optic should be online by Spring. Cable TV was available. - RagFtw
Sep 2016 - $50.00
This in one of the best parks we've ever stayed in. Not because of the park itself, which is older but because of the manager; he was superb. Excellent check-in and pull-thru site was easy to enter and exit. Bathrooms were spotless as was the laundry. Great wi-fi and cable TV. The manager made sure everything was top notch, the man was on top of everything. If we're ever back in the area, we'll definitely stay again. - CU-RVers