Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground)

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming



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

Sites: 325
Recent Rate: $47 8/2015

Latitude: 44.5631078838259
Longitude: -110.370047092437

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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rayp

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $56.00
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This is the only RV Park within Yellowstone with full hookups. It's much better than I expected, given what other reviews have said. The sites are larger than some I've seen at commercial parks. However, although most are intended for 30 foot max rigs, I saw plenty longer than that. Didn't use the shower house, which is a long walk from the loops, but did use the laundry which was good. The staff was very helpful in getting our three units together in adjacent sites. I would stay there again. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the Lake Hotel just around the corner for the evening music, or the nightly ranger talks at the Visitor Center amphitheater just down the road. There's a trail allowing dogs around the lake to the right of the clinic at the Lake Area.

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sully585

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $50.00
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I've been told that Fishing Bridge Rv Park is a "parking lot for RV's" and that is pretty much the impression I got. With that being said, I really have no complaints, since I pretty much got what I bargained for, which was a full-hookup place to park my RV in the center of Yellowstone Park. The location within the park is nearly dead-center, so it made for a great base of operations to start our daily explorations of the park. The site was asphalt and not very level. even on the top level of my tri-level ramp, we still leaned to the right a good bit. No picnic table. There was a small pine tree directly in front of the door, so we couldn't put out the awning, but there were other sites without the tree that did allow awning use. No fires allowed, but you can use a gas or charcoal grill. Electric/water box appeared nearly brand new and in good shape. A little tough backing in, but not impossible. We didn't use the laundry or shower, but our neighbors said they were in good condition. If you go to Fishing Bridge with the knowledge that you are basically getting a place with full hookups to park your RV and nothing more, you won't be disappointed. We will definitely stay here again on our next Yellowstone trip. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Spend $13 and buy the "Rangers Guide to best Yellowstone day hikes" book at the Fishing Bridge visitor's center. Well worth the money. Be prepared for LONG traffic jams on the road between Fishing Bridge and Canyon. RENT, don't buy, a can of bear spray at Canyon Village. No sense paying $50 for a can of bear spray that you will never use again when you can rent the same can for $9/day or $27/week

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regval

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $55.00
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Reservations for 4 nights but stayed only 3. Was able to get park to refund last night fee as we had to leave for an emergency. Sites are very close and parking of tow vehicle has to be done either directly in front of camper (if enough room) or on the side, leaving very little room for leisure. In our case, there was insufficient room to open the awning. No surprises though as I read about the campground before making reservations. Entrance to campground needs maintenance, sites need maintenance, etc. Welcome to the fiscal cutbacks on the National park service. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Mountain RV User

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $47.00
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This was our first visit to Yellowstone and we were excited about staying in the RV park - Fishing Bridge RV appears to be the only RV site (with hookups) in the entire park - holds over 350 units. The park is basically OK however, the spaces are extremely tight and we had difficulty parking our pickup truck adjacent to the trailer (29' so it's not huge). Most of the time, part of the pickup poked out into the street where units come and go. To emphasize how tight the spaces were, our popup living room was only about 12 inches from the popout of an adjoining unit. That's tight! Also, no WiFi or Cable - just water, electric (50), and sewer. I know Yellowstone is synonymous with "roughing it" but 3 days without WiFi is tough when the cell signals are almost non existent. Also, difficult to set up satellite because the heavy trees. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Take the "Circle of Fire" tour. Picks up from the Fishing Bridge RV lobby and provides outstanding sunset views of the lake and park. Also, one thing we didn't realize was how many geysers and steam features Yellowstone has! It's amazing.

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pa_lou

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
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Fishing Bridge is the only campground in the park with full hook-ups. Unfortunately, it is also in bear country so there are significant precautions that have to be taken. There are no tents allowed here, no fires and no picnic tables. The sites are all asphalt and they have a lodgepole pine or two between them so although you're close to your neighbor, you're actually closer to the camper on the opposite side of the loop. The sites are short so we had to unhook our truck and park next to our 5th wheel. The sites on opposite sides of the loop almost overlap so you end up seeing the back of that camper and sometimes are window-to-window, depending on the campers! We rode our bikes to the fishing bridge at dusk and were rewarded with the site of 3 otters swimming upstream. Adorable! Also, take a look at the swans you see from the bridge. They're actually white pelicans! This is an excellent location for exploring the park, including West Thumb, seeing the wildlife along the road in Hayden Valley (the area that was coned off due to grizzly bear activity didn't disappoint!), and spending a day exploring the Grand Canyon. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

If you go to Canyon Village, get the FroYo in the sporting goods store instead of waiting in line for ice cream in the general store. :)

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ParadisePhill

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $55.00
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We had a very pleasant stay here for a week. There were two issues that came up while we were there. The first was power related. Every afternoon that a thunderstorm came up somewhere in the park, our RV surge protector would see voltage spikes and knock us offline. There was one day that it knocked the whole campground offline for an hour or so. Second, while we were there the main water heater for the showers went out on two different days. It is no doubt repaired by now but it did make a few campers unhappy.

No Wifi. Verizon is OK.

AT&T cell phone service is almost non-existent in the park. In those few locations that you can get a strong signal (such as Old Faithful) there are so many people trying to use it that the service is unusable. Sending an iMessage (iPhone text message) to my wife suffered a delay of 20 minutes. Email wasn't possible, there are just too many people trying to post photos to social media, trying to surf the web, and calling home. Those people using Verizon had much better service everywhere, even at Fishing Bridge. The only place I found good AT&T service was north of Mammoth about half way to the North Entrance where you can see Gardiner. As a bonus, the canyon on the way there has a resident heard of mountain goats. I'll be buying an old Verizon iPhone and getting a month's service from a pay as you go cell company before the next trip.

If you are a photographer, sign up for the early morning Picture Perfect Photo Safari that is offered that leaves from the Lake Hotel. Go the first or second day that you are there. You'll learn where all the wild animals hang out and maybe get a chance to photograph the rainbow at Yellowstone Falls. It only shows up at a specific time (about 9:50 AM when we were there) and only from a specific location (about 200 feet from the end of the parking lot towards the Artist Point Lookout). Bring your polarizing filters. If you don't have one you can buy one at the Fishing Bridge gas station! We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Start out at sunrise to look for animals. By 10:00 AM it gets crazy, especially in Hayden Valley.

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retired fireman

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $49.00
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Location, location, location! Yes, some of the interior roads are very rough, but some of the NPS roads that are under construction are worse than the campground roads. BUT.. they are repairing the roads and they have a very short season to repair anything. There are lots of improvements since we were there 3 years ago. The electrical and water have been changed. We love Fishing Bridge for the location, we do not spend much time during the day in camp, that is why we go to Yellowstone National Park. The park now gives you 2 shower passes per day. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There are no open fires allowed.

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Beas

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $50.00
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I start out with a rating or 10 based on my expectations. Those expectations are from what I read on reviews and what others tell me about the park. I expected the park to be close together and it is that. The way the sites are set up you overlap with the neighbor behind you. If you both have rear doors your doors will be about 8' apart. If both sites have slides that meet you will not be able to walk between the campers. All that I expected. What I did not expect is the mosquitoes. They are so bad you can be outside for any time at all. Then we had several enter the camper every time we open the door. We enjoy visiting with our neighbors. That can't happen here. Could be they have had unseasonable rain. The next problem was they are working some loops repaving. The construction trucks make potholes and the mess. They have tore out 200 yards of asphalt between the bath house/laundry and that road is a muddy mess. If you walk to shower you are muddy when you return. Then on our 6 day they had a scheduled water outage from 1 until 6. They did not notify anyone. We returned from our hiking expecting to shower and cook diner. Not possible without water. These things happen but it could have been handled very different. At other CGs they have taped notices to all the campers doors when they have a power or water outage. The road could be graded to reduce the mud and pot holes each night when the construction crew leaves. There is no place to wash you truck in the park. All the equipment is parked along side the road. Seems they suffer from Poor Prior Planning. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed everyday seeing what God created. You might want to know, the max speed is 45mph in the park. A trip from south to north side of the park could take 4 to 6 hours. Check road conditions daily. There are bridges being rebuilt causing you a detour. One area we found the asphalt had been removed to be replaced for 7 miles. Seven miles of mud make a dirty truck.

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GoneRVn

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $54.00
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If you are planning on staying here anytime soon, be sure to make a reservation NOW. The first set of camp site are closed. The old asphalt is being remove and new is being laid down. I would guess it would be July before they finish. Don't know if they will do the same to the other half of the campgrounds, but they need too. The roads are full of potholes and with the construction, it is worse. Level sites on pavement, no tv or internet. Easy setup for Directv. Larger sites for big rigs go fast, I had no problem with my RV. Would stay here again. Two free showers per day with your stay. Needless to say, with all the construction and only half the campgrounds available, the place was a mad house at check in. Very nice folks work at the check in. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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subaru

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $50.00
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Excellent location; great hookups; plenty of water pressure. Camping pads were asphalt and fairly level - some adjustment may be needed. Roadways were asphalt in need of repair; work was in progress repaving other loops that were currently closed for camping. Some noise and dust due to construction but current repairs will certainly help. Very close to the neighbors and maneuvering larger rigs a challenge - make sure you know exactly what length your rigs are as there are some sites that would be nearly impossible to get in even if the length seems right due to the surrounding trees. Very friendly staff; walking distance to one of the Yellowstone General Stores with lots of tourist stuff, some groceries, wine and liquor, lunch counter meals, and ice cream! Fuel station and RV/car repair service located there as well. Location to touring other parts of Yellowstone is perfect. Price is high but considering the location? Priceless. Thoroughly enjoyed our week here. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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dbcordello

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $54.00
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If this campground was anywhere else but Yellowstone, no one would come here. It is the only full service campground in the park. (Of course the no service campgrounds are not so great either.) Yellowstone is such a huge park, you want to stay within the park in order to see it all. The services all worked fine, but they pack you in tight with no picnic tables or room to breathe. It's Yellowstone, that's why we're here! We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Timeking

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $53.00
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We stayed there 3 years ago and the same potholes that were there then are still there. The pothole at the dump station was more like a crater. Areas of the camp road can flood, so that the trash bin is not accessible and people throw their trash onto the top from a distance (bad practice in grizzly bear habitat). The campground is Zanterra run under contract to NPS and is poorly maintained. Sites are crammed together. The campground requires "hard body" but tenters camp alongside RV'ers a few miles down the road in the NPS campground. NPS camp sites are water-only. The Madison NPS campground is much closer to the geysers, has large level sites, with good paved roads, for $8 (half Federal fee with Golden Age pass). We stayed at Fishing Bridge (for the 2nd time) because we were unaware of the alternatives, and why I am posting this review. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Finally Time

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $56.00
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If you want full hook-ups in Yellowstone, this is it. I expected the sites to be close but had no idea how close. The sites are back-in and the rear part of your RV overlaps the rear of the adjacent/(opposite site. One neighbor had a rear entry door so we almost stepped on each other when getting in or out. My site had trees on the passenger side so there was no usable outdoor area. The asphalt site was level and hook-ups worked well. Convenient location for exploring the park. We had a Bison grazing his way through the park for three evenings, could have leaned out the window and touched him. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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rudyhehn

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $49.00
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Pros: Right in the middle of the park, but we came early in the season so the direct loop road to Old Faithful was still closed. Despite that, camping inside the park saved a ton of driving and traffic. You can stay out till dark and get back to your site easily. Friendly and helpful staff - knew best way to see sights. Quiet. Cons: Very tight but got in OK with 34' rig. Not scenic. High water pressure is a hazard. Bumpy roads. Construction this summer. Need reservations. I have done Yellowstone staying inside and out and inside is clearly better. We spend all our waking hours seeing the park and only used the place to sleep. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Use a water pressure regulator. PSI is 100-150 and it will blow your plumbing out. Bring bug spray.

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Melodycthomas

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $64.00
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The campground was undergoing construction and half of the sites were closed. There was plenty of shade and the spaces were big enough to (barely) accommodate big rigs. Sites were mud and snow and rain made things messy. The power in the campground went out twice in five days. The park was very rustic and close to nature. We saw grizzly, elk, coyote, and lots of bison. The geysers, falls, canyons, etc. are amazing. Don't miss this bucket item event. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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