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: $22 7/2015

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) ?
  • 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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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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Beas

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 34
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 92
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 13

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: 1

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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cbrew

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
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Park isn't the greatest but it is the only park in Yellowstone with full hookups for RVs. Hard sided only as this is Grizzly territory. We lost electricity a number of times as there were a lot of storms the 6 days we were there, including one snow storm. During rainy days the park is muddy and has a lot of standing water. Our site in the back was under water a majority of the time. Sites are backup and yes, the site in back of you is very close but the space between the next door site is spacious, very odd way to lay it out but - it is in Yellowstone! Utilities were in an easy and close location, boxes are shared with your backdoor neighbor. Major potholes throughout the park. With all that, keep in mind, this is in Yellowstone. Really that is what we wanted and cared about so with all the problems it was still a great place to see all there was for the park. We will be here again. We stayed for 6 days from late may into early June. Nearby by shops, gas station and dinner. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

It is Yellowstone park - not much more to say. Incredible amount of things to do and see. Grizzly with cub, Black Bear with cubs, deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fox and enough buffalo to last forever with their babies. Check with the park for road conditions, the lower loop was closed while we were there and the north entrance toward the guessers was under muddy construction.

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Lillylil

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $55.00
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Extremely small sites but you are only there to sleep so not that important. Nice people at the office, very accommodating. We would stay here again. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Dave51

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $55.00
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No discounts apply since the campground is operated by concessionaire. Very high priced for a National Park campground. The interior road is narrow and rough; the asphalt is crumbling. It is a challenge to back into any site. The sites are a tight fit. The water, sewer and electric worked fine. Weak service area for Verizon cell phone and MiFi. The Pros: it is the only campground within Yellowstone that provides hookups. May consider staying outside of the park next time. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Bill Smith

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $54.00
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Like others have said, centrally located in the park. That's the ONLY thing going for it. Could not pull in Verizon signal, not even with cellular booster. Pavement in terrible shape. Weeds galore, basically unkempt. The tightest and most cramped sites I've found anywhere. I will drive many miles to avoid this campground in the future. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Matt_C

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $54.00
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Beware, if you have a low RV, you may not be able to use the sewer connections. They are all 12~15" above the pavement level. We could not use ours. The posted rates do not mention the taxes. Like most everything else in the park that manages money, it is run by Xanterra. They were very accommodating as we arrived a day before we had planned and also left a day earlier. Yes, the sites tight and all but a few are back in. Some TT people had a difficult time but that may have been as much an owner issue. Yes, the pavement of the Fishing Bridge (no fishing allowed there) is the worst pavement in the park. If you don't have a toad, be aware that many of the scenic drives restrict "large vehicles". While I had useable Verizon phone coverage, data coverage was between weak to non-existent. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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rr2254545

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $54.00
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Interior roads need some help but this park is about Location

Stayed 5 nights Sep 2014 - had a 40 Ft motor home site - Plenty of room , had enough room to put the awning out and car parked nicely on the other side.

Has excellent Verizon cell and data coverage all 5 days - heard they had new towers in the park. We camped at Fishing Bridge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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