Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground)

     


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Phone: (307) 344-7311

Sites: 432
Recent Rate: $11 7/2014


Latitude: 44.5341908668028
Longitude: -110.437316894532

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Thriller

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects senior discount. This is a nice base from which to explore the central part of Yellowstone National Park. The sites are level and reasonably spaced. We had plenty of room for our small truck camper, but big rigs had trouble with some of the sites, even pull-throughs. I watched one guy spend three hours getting his fifth wheel parked the way he wanted it. The restrooms are modern and clean. Camp hosts are very helpful. To shower, you have to go over to the RV park at Fishing Bridge. Lots of showers there and they are clean. The national park is the big attraction, of course, and it's magnificent. It's so large that, as others have said, we would stay in several different campgrounds if we came again. We found this campground to be a bit noisy. The biggest negative: One day while we were out exploring in the camper, someone took the steps and doormat we had left behind at the campsite. Fortunately, we took our camp chairs with us. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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theswedes

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical National Park camping so we know what to expect and there were no disappointments. It appears pretty rough terrain for tents with no designated tent pads. So for anyone tenting, depending on your site, it could be a pretty bumpy and unlevel sleep. This is one of the few reservable campgrounds in the park so it's easily overlooked for tenters. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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User3390

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects senior NP pass. Sites are Very tight for RV. 30 foot RV really didn't fit and had to back in to site from it's exit point. I could not make the 'turn' of the pull-through. Site was very unlevel as well. Really set up more for tents. I agree with previous post. Should camp at each 'area' of this vast place and see the sites in that 'area' then move to another campsite. Get reservations when possible then cross your fingers on first-come sites. Of course what you are here for is the scenery -- Priceless ! We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Mjoseph320

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 4 nights in a tent. It goes without saying that it is in a beautiful location. It's on the west side of the park near the lake and the boat launch. There is a small store right across the street that opens at 9 AM where you can pick up a few food items or coffee and other things. Pay showers ($3.50 plus tax) are available at Fishing Bridge RV Campground 4 miles up the road. There is a larger general store with groceries and cafeteria style dining there that opens at 7:30 AM. The downsides: no hot water or heat in the bathroom. I don't quite understand why the full hookup park has showers and hot water but where they allow tents there isn't even hot water. In fact, the woman's bathroom faucets don't even stay on without holding them on. My husband said the man's bathroom did stay on. We were there early in the season and it got down to 28 degrees at night. Maybe during the height of the season this doesn't make much difference. As another reviewer stated I would not stay the entire trip in one campground again. It's hard to make a person understand how big this park is and it takes a lot of time to travel from sight to sight. It makes more sense to move from camp to camp and avoid backtracking a few hours drive to get back to your home site. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Tent.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects senior discount. We had a double back in site on the G loop. One site was level and the other was not. The sites are pretty close together but it was quiet in the evening. They were preparing to shut down for the winter, so there were fewer campers each night. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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JimSC

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Good location in the park. Friendly staff. Pay showers 4 miles away is the only real negative. Next time we would not stay here for 5 nights. We would move around the park because it is huge and takes a long time to get from point to point. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Annie's Song

Review Count: 317
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This would be a nice cg if there were level sites in the forest area. The meadow area looked more promising but is so close to the camp road. Our 30' pull through site was very narrow and totally sloped. Second time that's happened in Bridge Bay, so won't be back. Also, campers left fires unattended, host didn't care. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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2jcsontheroad

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Recommend that you call Xanterra to make a reservation instead of using their website. We needed a site to hold our fiver and tow vehicle and it required a double site so we could park the truck next to the camper. Not many double sites available. Location is great for visiting the park areas around the west side of the Lake and Gull Point for fishing. A bison herd went through our site and were present during our 4 day stay. The sites in the field area are more level than in the circles. Our site was not level and required that we put the front end almost on the ground, but we had lots of trees and space. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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ERAtraveler

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great campground this is! My site was high on a hill overlooking the bay. The full moon rose right over the spot and the photos I got were amazing! You can easily walk to the amphitheater and there are pathways down to the beach, which easily takes you to the store and the marina. The funny part was that when I arrived at my site there was a bison sleeping there! I slammed my door a couple of times that didn't work so then I turned on my generator. He left immediately! Of course I could always have asked for help from the campground folks, but this was an easy fix. If you are out in the open without lots of trees around, really secure your screen room or tent because the wind does blow here. That kept me cool and comfortable except in the heat of the day, but I was always off exploring so I didn't care. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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vayaconperros

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

For as large as this campground is, it was really quiet. We had a pull-through on Loop B and when we got there we expected it to be noisy because there were so many other campers in the park. But it was a really peaceful, convenient spot to stay for the night and enjoy the park. We would stay here again. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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gandalf42

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, large reservable campground. The front 4 loops are open grass area and the back loops are within a forested area, some overlooking the lake. A few years ago we stayed in the grass area. In the morning a buffalo wandered through pausing outside the ladies bathroom, causing confusion to those coming out (humor to those outside). This time had a site in the forested part. Plenty of chipmunks, squirrels, and birds. More privacy and "park feeling" in the woods part. Rate was with Golden Access discount. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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jack

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Large campground in the heart of Yellowstone National Park. Pull-through sites available, but on one way loops that leave the door on the wrong side. Needed to use blocks to level the coach. Restrooms were very clean. Staff is very friendly. One lane dump station is available. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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mcreamer

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

32' RV and tow vehicle was a tight fit, but overall I was impressed for a national park. It is fairly bare bones, but you are right in the thick of things, just south of roaming herds of bison, and just far enough north-east of Old Faithful that you can drive there easily, but not have to deal with the crowds all of the time. The bathrooms were clean but you have to go to Fishing Bridge for showers. There was a dump station. I was impressed by the reservation system, you can reach them easily and reserve spots up to a year in advance. I would stay here again. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 378
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Senior rate of $9.75 plus tax. As posted before, many sites are not that level and are setup funny. We had one of the better sites, but still were not quite level. Nice quiet area. Dump station is across from CG near lake parking area. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Fitzjohnfan

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

When I originally called two weeks before arrival, the only reservations we were able to get were in a different campground. When we arrived, the Xanterra people where very accommodating and quickly changed our reservations to Bridge Bay to one of the first come/first served sites. Site was not level and required lots of wood and levelers to get rig level. I can see where many sites are too small for larger rigs and not level enough to be corrected at all, but the check-in office seems to know what can fit where. We had a great time for the 3 days we were here, and having 50 bison stroll through the campground was an added bonus. Sites were clean and they cleaned out the fire rings while we were there. Evening programs were very enjoyable and educational. Secret: if you need firewood, go over to Fishing Bridge campground just to pick some up. Cut wood is everywhere there since no fires are allowed. We camped at Bridge Bay Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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