12 Parks near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Aug 2015 - $14.00
Interior roads narrow with low hanging branches some open sites, some in the trees.
Our site in A loop was a pull through long enough for our 29' class c with dolly & toad, although we had to unhook the dolly & reposition everything in order to fit onto the pad.
Bathrooms were clean, but no showers, or other hookups, dump station & water fill available. Good location to view east side of the park.
Rate reflects Senior Pass. We would stay here again. - bukhrn
Jul 2015 - $24.00
We were a bit disappointed with this facility. The sites are very small and not level!!! We had to move to another site because we exhausted all our levelers and still couldn't open the slide. Fortunately we got there in mid afternoon and they were willing to assign us another space as we were staying four nights. - Ncw
Jun 2015 - $12.00
Stayed in a 25 foot motorhome in the H section and my comments are based on this only. Bathhouses were clean with toilet, sink, and a great stick your hands in the slot hand blower dryer. The CG is on a slope with several loops and tarmac paved roads and sites. Sites are varied back end singles and double, and by the road pull throughs. Only a rare few are level. Most are mildly to badly un-level front to back and side ways. Many are very short. There were all sorts of leveling device attempts by campers trying to level their campers. Many campers had tents and canopies beside the paved sites. There were several non threaded faucets in the CG by the bathhouses. The main attraction for this CG is of course Yellowstone itself. So I rate this CG as only average for its own features. We actually were by luck assigned to an only sightly un-level site. This H section is heavily wooded and beautiful as a woodland. If there were the money to redo the CG, bulldozing new level and adequately sized sites would really make this a nice CG. - 210jem
Aug 2012 - $10.00
Great location for visiting the west side of the park and for fishing the Madison, Gibbon and Firehole Rivers. We stayed 16 nights here. Our site was a pull through that was easy to park in as it had no trees between our camper and the road. However we saw a number of people having problems parking their units in other pull throughs with trees between the road and the parking area. Most of the sites are not as long as needed by newer RV's. There are some sites that are used primarily as sites for buses. Closest services are in West Yellowstone 15 miles away. We were visited by elk, coyote and bison during our stay. - 2jcsontheroad
Apr 2009 - $14.00
Awesome campground! Beautiful lake and very quiet country. There are ten sites for 40+ big rigs and pull-throughs. Not many people use this one since it's so far south. Campground was clean, registration was easy, bathrooms were clean. Mule deer all over the place and Lewis Lake is gorgeous. A good place for those who want to be off the beaten path and who like to fish or just hang out by the water. - wolverine767
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here 4 nights and are happy campers. We were visited by the elk herd 3 times during our stay. The days were warm, nights quite cool never used the A/C did use the heat in the AM to take the edge off. This is a first come first serve campground and the sites usually are full by noon. The booking shack opens @ 8AM. The line starts to form much earlier than that however. We arrived @ 10:30AM on a Saturday and got one of the last remaining sites. The roads are narrow so care must be exercised. There were all class units seen during our stay HDT & MDT May be iffy due to height. Our 13' 1" unit came through unscathed. This is a great location to tour the upper portion of Yellowstone National Park. There can be a faint sulfur odor depending on wind direction. We would stay here again. - SCClockDr
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Mammoth is at the north entrance and is first come first served, no reservations. Even in the shoulder season of September, it has filled everyday by noon or earlier. It is much more open than we expected, with lots of lower height trees, but not a high canopy. Many sites easily accommodate big rigs and we had good solar generation plus dish satellite reception in site 12. Sites have good separation and lots of room for slideouts. We later drove through Slough Creek and Pebble Creek campgrounds. Both are much smaller, fill rapidly, and have only a couple of suitable big rig sites ( site 1 in Slough Creek is fantastic). This means if you want a sure space for your big rig, you are better off getting in early to Mammoth or reserve at another. As NSP campgrounds go, Mammoth is great. We stayed here for 3 nights in a 39' motorhome. Be aware, no dump station, come in with empty tanks or drive to the Yellowstone RV park in Gardiner and pay $6. Good Verizon phone, spotty 1-2 bar 3G. No AT&T reception. Good Verizon Internet at the top of the hill at the Visitor center. We would definitely stay here again. No electric, but water was available at our site with a threaded connection, you just can't stay connected. - CharlieS
Aug 2014 - $20.00
This is our overall favorite CG in the park since it has some almost-level sites, unlike the CGs elsewhere, and there is a cell phone tower nearby. Plus it's at 6200' so not as cold overnight as the others. Elk herds are always around, here or by the Lodge. Bathrooms in good shape and water nearby. Too bad there's not a dump station but it's a small CG. A shower house would be great too, but for the $10 half-rate (if you qualify), this is a deal. Hosts very nice and helpful. Try not to camp by the lower highway. - Annie's Song
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here for a couple of days on our way to Glacier National Park in MT, and loved it. The grounds were nice/well shaded and the staff helpful. I would recommend this park to anyone traveling through Yellowstone. - rvfam4
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Quiet campground, well shaded. Campground host was in the loop. Some threat of bears, meaning any food needed to be in a hard-sided camper or vehicle, and rangers walked through to monitor compliance regularly. As with most national park campgrounds, there is no water or power at these sites, and generators are allowed during certain hours. - charles_from812
Jun 2016 - $13.00
Wonderful park with very helpful staff. Clean campground. Abundant wildlife. Just s great place. - Jim Butler
Jun 2013 - $7.00
Suitable only for small RV's or trailers. Most sites have a lot of slope. Older campground in poor condition, but centrally located in Yellowstone and the only nearby campground that is first come-first serve. Fills up quickly in the peak season. And cheap. - hillhomes
Aug 2011 - $7.00
Norris CG is a dry camp operated by US Park Svc, not a concessionaire, so no reservations and first come first served for 100 sites, both tent and RVs. Nightly charge $14.00, Golden Age $7.00. Loop A is mostly meadow and has nice views of nearby Gibbon River. Loops B & C heavily wooded and built into a hill, which compromises RV access, especially for longer TTs and MHs. Most sites are fairly large, so you don’t feel crowded. Elevation 7,500'. A few pull-throughs (some actual pull-outs, but most are on side of road), but most are unlevel back-ins, some with missing asphalt or just plain dirt. During high season (until Labor Day), CG fills by 11:00. CG volunteer hosts helped me find a site I could back my TT into, and waited at site to hold it. My site had asphalt drive wide enough for TT and TV side by side, fairly level, with picnic table and fire ring. Each loop has one bathroom with flush toilets, cold water sinks, dish washing room, and a single faucet (threaded) in front to fill water tanks (heavy on the chlorine), no dump station. No cell phone coverage, 2 pay landlines at entrance. Many sites had newer “bear boxes” for food storage. Xanterra sells ice and firewood at entrance, ice $3.00 for 7# blocks or 3# cubes, small box of firewood $7.28. We use a 45 watt solar panel kit to keep the TT battery charged while dry camping. Nearby features are Ranger Museum and Norris Geyser Basin. Bison may browse through CG. - dave3114
Jun 2010 - $14.00
If you are staying in an RV, get up early to get in and get a site. This is not my preferred way to camp and I didn’t enjoy the constant rush, rush, rush to get a site. This is a competitive atmosphere. The rangers at the gate even told us to go straight to a site if we wanted one. If you are coming late in the day don’t even bother, you’ll be driving all night. Norris campground was a good base in the middle of the park. It was dicey in a big RV. It is funny that the park can afford a multi-million dollar new visitor center, but can’t afford a new bathroom in the campground. I was surprised at how run down this campground was. Most state parks have much better facilities. Oh well, we only stayed the one night. For dry camping it provided a good spot with bison close by. The day after we left, a bear tore into a tent at Norris. If you have a really big rig, this might be a real tough place to camp. Ours is 32' long and we just barely fit in a pull-through site along side the road. We had a tough time telling if we were in a site or just a wide part of the park road. It is a nice walk to the Norris Geyser basin. - jackbnimble
Apr 2009 - $12.00
Small, remote campground in a beautiful setting. It can still feel pretty busy from early summer to the end of September as it's a really great campground. There are limited sites, but a nice big parking lot on the way in. Good location for those going to the Bear tooth pass, or to relax more in a more peaceful area of the park. - wolverine767
Jun 2008 - $12.00
Hidden, inexpensive gem in the northeast corner of Yellowstone right on the Lamar river. This is a primitive campground with about 30 sites for smaller RVs (about 30' max with most sites smaller) and tents. No electric, no generators, no showers, no RV dump (nearest dump at Tower Fall), limited water (not working when we were there), vault toilet. Although NOT centrally located to much of Yellowstone, much wildlife (bison, wolf, bear, elk, coyote, birds) are nearby (if not roaming in the campground). Bring the spotting scope! First come, first serve (arrive early!), enjoyable close-to-wildlife camping inside Yellowstone National Park without the crowds! - mountain_man
Oct 2010 - $12.00
Our favorite place to stay in Yellowstone. This fall they had a very friendly camp host at the site. Beautiful spot, perfect location for wildlife viewing, not crowded in October, and you may awake to bison in your yard! Have stayed here numerous times and I'm sure we'll return in 2011! - airstreamerbambi
Jun 2010 - $20.00
Slough Creek is a beautiful campground with all camp sites on or near Slough Creek. I was in campsite 1 which was the most private of the campsites and was adjacent to a walking trail along the river. Views of mountains and slough creek are definite highlights. One drawback is the road leading into the campground is about 1 mile of gravel- so, take this into consideration. Other than the road to the campsite- it's perfectly situated for anglers and campers alike. - Jleesmith
Apr 2009 - $14.00
This campground is for small RV's only unfortunately. If you have one, you are in luck .There are several really nice water sites. The bathroom is just a simple vault toilet with no running water. Water is taken from the hand pump. This is a basic campground way back on a gravel road but it has great fishing and a more quiet atmosphere. One of our favorites. Good place to watch wolves too. - wolverine767
Jul 2009 - $12.00
A very pretty campground with lots of trees and space. This is real camping unlike the Kamping the other RV parks offer. There are no hookups, but this adds to the peace and tranquility, however there are drop toilets for the campers and drinking water available. Most sites are tent sites so get there early to reserve your piece of paradise. There is no space for rigs over about 30ft. Each site has fire rings and tables. A lovely place to camp. - fairyprincess_007
Apr 2009 - $12.00
This is primarily a tenting campground, although you can get a small RV up into the tent loop if you are adventurous. There are better RV sites at the bottom of the hill, though only a couple. It's a good place in a pinch if you have a small RV. There's a camp store about a 1/8th mile away which offers supplies and gifts. Great views of the Yellowstone river too. - wolverine767
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Hilly tight roads, decent camp sites but not particularity level. - boisegolfer
Aug 2014 - $30.00
The previous reviewer has some wrong info. The rate at this CG is $29.60 w/tax, and half price for people with certain passes. It is centrally located in the Park,m but built on the side of a mountain and not for today's RVs. Your best hope is to make a reservation for a long site and arrive early afternoon for the site assignment. If it is too unlevel or treed, find a better one and ask for that . The tent sites looked pretty good for tenters. Bathroom bldgs are updated with recycling bins, and hot showers and laundry mat are nearby. Remember it's at 7900' and will be cold at night. You are there for the scenery and wildlife. Don't bring a big rig here. - Annie's Song
Jul 2013 - $47.00
They couldn't get the sites any smaller or closer together. Personally, I will never go back. My 20' travel trailer barely fit in the space and I had to park my tow vehicle across the site partially in the road or give up the use of my awning. There were some good things about the campground. Laundry facilities were clean with plenty of washers and dryers. Showers were clean but they are located at the main office rather than in the actual campground. The only purpose of not locating them at the campground is they wouldn't be able to charge for their use (2 free showers per night per paid campsite) by those not camping in the campground. - kgarrett9999
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Location, location, location. Without the great location this place would have received a 1 star rating. We reserved a 35 foot site for our 33 foot trailer, they gave us a 30 foot site. The roads for loops E, F, and G are so bad you can walk faster on them than you can drive due to the deep and frequent potholes. The sites are extremely tight as you can reach out and touch the neighbor behind you. The sewer connection is 1 foot above the ground. I guess sewage is supposed to run uphill. Use your holding tanks and dump station if you can. Dump when you arrive if you need to. At 7pm I had to wait 15 minutes for a shower. My wife had to wait 30 minutes. No line, however, at 5pm.
The Verizon Wireless system was overloaded most of the time if you were trying to use any data connection. - rvfulltime
Aug 2016 - $57.00
First things first: what a horrible roads in the campground on rows E, F and G. You pay 57 dollars per night and you get 57 deep potholes in return before you reach your site! This is a shame!
That being said, the staff is very friendly.
The back-in sites are almost level, but very short and narrow. The RV of your 'backdoor' neighbor, is almost touching your RV and the sitting area is about 100 sq. feet.
But you have little choice in Yellowstone...
No phone coverage, no Wi-Fi. - Bluesbirdy
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Horrible roads in the campground on rows E, F and G. You pay 57 dollars per night and have an adventure getting home every night. The staff is very friendly. The back-in sites are almost level, but very short and narrow. The RV of your 'backdoor' neighbor is almost touching your RV and the sitting area is about 100 sq. feet. The sites are extremely tight. No phone coverage, no Wi-Fi. I had to wait 15 minutes for a shower. No line however, at 5pm. Laundry good. Wifi and cell horrible. - lindsay