25 Parks near West Yellowstone, Montana
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Location location location...it is located right outside the West entrance and within walking distance to the cute little town of West Yellowstone. Our first night we were lucky to have a pull through spot which was spacious and even had a grassy area but we had to move to a back in for the remainder of our stay...the sites are very tight and narrow and no grass at all..it was even hard to open our car door or put our awning out without hitting the coach next to us. It would be hard to call this a park as it is really just a parking lot right behind the Imax theater. The plus side is each site had a picnic table and the wifi was strong. - VikkiB
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Spent 11 nights at this park. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It looks to be a fairly new park as the trees are all small. Each pull through site has a grass area, a patio with a picnic bench, and full hookups. The sites were large although not completely level. It is located right behind the imax theatre, and there is some noise from it a few times a day. I do wish there were paved streets and site pads, but they are less expensive than other parks in the area. No children's play area, no adult play area. It's a good place to stay if you aren't looking for a pretty park with activity areas. Again, the staff was wonderful. - MaryCir
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Clean, larger gravel sites with grass strip, trex deck and plastic picnic table at each site. Trees at end of each row. No fenced dog park but nice grassy area for walking dogs. Park website is great for picking desired site in advance. Campers in park get $5 admission to the huge Imax theatre screen and amazing dolby sound. All utilities worked good but was surprised when staff demanded that water hose be disconnected within 15 minutes around 8 PM one evening due to impending freezing conditions. No cable tv but 4 over the air channels. Good lighting at front of park but dark in the rear and around the pet are. Shower stalls are separated by a curtain with fairly tight dressing area but strong flow of hot water. Restrooms were closing on October 14 and entire park was closing on October 18. Great location just outside park entrance and adjacent to visitors center, McDonalds, gift shop etc. Rate was offseason rate with Good Sam discount for a pull through. - Markk
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
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 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
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
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
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 2015 - $22.00
There are 4 loops, with Loop C having the electric sites (doesn't tell you this on the site map). These are reservable sites so max stay is 2 nights if the site is available. I was able to talk with the camp host and she suggested one I could stay in with my 29-foot 5th wheel. We only ended up staying 1 night because the Verizon service was dismal. I could get 30% signal strength of 3G by the lake, but in the site I couldn't keep a steady signal and prevented me from working online. I ended up moving to Baker's Hole for the rest of my stay due to this alone. Otherwise, we had a great site and would not have mind to stay here longer. However, the drive to this campground does take an additional 10 minutes to reach than Baker's Hole. None of the sites have a view of the lake, you'll have to walk to see it. Sites are spaced apart okay with trees between, so it does feel decently private. Dump/potable water station is available next to the fee station. Concrete poles lining the sides of the road made it a little difficult for us to back in our rig, ended up scratching our truck on one. - Sara C.
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
Sep 2014 - $37.00
I guess that we've gotten spoiled by Wi-Fi and 30 amp service. We found the sites really tight, even for our skinny rig. They were also close together. The campground is in the national forest so you get that rustic feel although a highway to Yellowstone runs behind it. Washrooms were clean and showers were free. Cash only. - Thedogsma
Jun 2013 - $35.00
We love this place and will be back in 2014. Beautiful setting. Tricky to get into site because of the trees. We would much rather have the trees than the paved parking lot sites that man RV parks have. Owners very nice. Can't wait it get back. Looks like 2014 rates have increased to $40. - washingtonrv
Aug 2010 - $22.00
I have stayed here for the last three years. I find the CG clean and quite. The staff very friendly and helpful. I find that the prices in the Cafe' are consistent with other are eatery's in the area. The food is good and you get a Montana size order for your money. I recommend this CG for someone who are looking for a rustic CG without the noise and clutter of a more modern facility. - narcodog