Grant campground is situated right near Yellowstone Lake. It rained like crazy when we were there so we were glad we weren't tent camping like a lot of the folks nearby. The trail along the lake was very picturesque after the rain. The campsites are kind of strange in that they are pull-throughs but like a pull-off on the side of the road (each site is kind of like a "C" on either side of the road). The only problem is that the roads are one way so all of the sites on one side of the road will have their camper door facing the road instead of the picnic table & fire ring. We solved this problem by driving to the end of our road, turning around and going the wrong way back down to our site! The site was long enough for our 28' fifth wheel and truck. We stayed in site 306 (I think), on loop I, which was the loop nearest the lake. The site was paved but not level. This is a dry campground but it's a good location in the park for the West Thumb (take a ranger tour to the overlook!) or for Old Faithful. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.
We chose this campground as our best bet for seeing the eastern side of Yellowstone. This is a dry campground with the majority of folks staying here in tents and small trailers. NPS states that maximum length is 40' but we're only 33' and it was a squeeze into our spot. We stayed on the B loop with mostly tall lodgepole pines so the shade wasn't dense but was certainly adequate. Lots of mosquitoes so bring lots of bug spray. Never saw the camp host but the check-in was quick and the fellow at the window extremely pleasant.
The bathrooms were the typical NPS type - old and smelly. And cleaned by summer college students who aren't well supervised and really unable to cope with decades of dirt and use. The shower area was a ways down the road so you had to drive to them. The water was hot, wasn't timed, and the pressure was good. But there was mold on the ceiling and the grout showed lots of mildew although the campground had opened only a week earlier. Can't imagine how they'll be come August.
If you plan on making your meals onboard make sure you stock up before you arrive. The "grocery store" doesn't have much of anything. On one visit I found old raspberries and blackberries, one large container of spinach and two heads of cauliflower. And brown bananas. No fresh nothing and very limited frozen anything. In comparison, the grocery at Colter Bay in Grand Teton was very nicely stocked with everything you could need to make a nice meal. But I believe that there is a different vendor for that park.
The biggest reason that I won't return is the amount of wood smoke from all the campfires. Since the majority of folks were in tents this is obviously the way that they'll cook but the smoke was really overwhelming. We slept with our windows closed every night because of the density of it. There are over 400 campsites at Grant Village and it was full the entirety of our stay. It felt like every one of them had a fire burning. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Be sure to drive through the Hayden Valley. It was truly spectacular. And don't miss Artist Point.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
This campground needs some care. Tree branches are not trimmed, making it difficult to find a suitable site. You are assigned a site based on the length of your camper plus tow vehicle. Height and width are not considered. We were assigned a site with a tree limb over it. The limb was 9 feet off the ground and our fifth wheel is higher than that. Luckily they let us change to another site. It was too narrow, but we were able to make it work by tying several branches back. Some neighbors in a medium-sized motor home had to try 3 sites before finding one they could fit in. We were here after Labor Day, so the campground wasn’t full. I don’t know how easy it would be to change sites during the summer. We’ll stay outside the park next time in a U.S. Forest Service campground. Rate reflects our Senior Pass discount. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place to camp other than the restriction on the generator, but we knew that going in and planned for a couple of cold nights. Sites were easy to get in and out of, very friendly staff. Be aware that you are limited to 2 showers a day per site, anything additional you have to pay. The hours for the showers were also limited 8 AM-9 PM, and you had to drive to get to the shower location. There were awesome amenities in this area of the park and it was beautiful. We will hopefully be back soon. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
A good place to stay in Yellowstone. Great for a base camp for seeing Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. Decent roads, nice campsites with picnic tables and fire rings.next to the lake, nice walking trails. Reservations required, typically full. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
Grant Village is a very large campground but is well wooded so you don't feel it. There is a large shower / laundry building just outside the campground (you will need to drive not walk to it) with excellent showers and laundry facilities. If there is a line at the single dump station inside the campground, there is another one behind the gas station. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $29.00
We reserved only about 3 weeks ahead of time and our site was quite nice. Biggest complaint is that pull thru site was on the left side of the one way road and our door had to face the road. We managed to turn around and entered from the other side. Recommend at check in that you try and get a site on the outside of the loop not the inside or otherwise plan on going in the wrong way on the one way entrance and have someone go ahead of you. Was not a big problem. I would not recommend the A-E loops as they are fairly open with tall trees and little privacy. Other loops more forested and private. Since you can't reserve a particular site recommend you discuss at check in if possible. Rate includes 2 free showers per day. We stayed in H loop which had easy short walk to the lake. If you plan to spend some time on the shore reading a book bring a fly swatter or spray. There is a dump station at the campground and another behind the gas station which is less crowded. If you use the one at the gas station go in with the gas station to your right. The other way has a severe dip that can hinder emptying tanks. We loved the campground and would come back. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Our favorite cg in YNP, if we get a good site. Prefer A loop because of closeness to showers and Village. And strong VZ cell signal but little internet reception. Get in early afternoon and they may let you go look at empty sites. Many are narrow with tree overhang. Showers are included, and half off discount for fed passes. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
Loved Grant Village! The campground is amazing. The sites were spread out and we were easily able to get our 37' Class A into our pull-through site with little hassle. The reservation staff were amazing. They placed family we were traveling with on an adjacent loop so that our 2 campsites faced each other. This provided a huge play area in between campers for the kids to play. I was extremely worried about boondocking for a week, but it was not even an issue. Everyone in camp adhered to the generator rules. I ran mine a few hours during the days and was good on batteries at night. I didn't like being allowed only 2 "free" showers a day for my family of 5, and I didn't like that the showers closed at 9pm each night, but such a little price to pay to be in Yellowstone! We had considered staying in the single campground in the park that does have hook-ups. We drove through it and it was horrible. Completely over crowded. Dirty. Muddy. You do not go to Yellowstone for the view found in this section of the park. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Campsite with limited facilities, but nice sites between the trees complete with BBQ and table. Shower facility is far away from most of the sites, and only two showers per camper per day included. Limited restroom capacity, but clean. No mobile, nor WiFi. Good location, relatively close to the geysers. Good price/quality. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $10.00
Love the showers! We had a pull through site and it was difficult to get into as there were trees close to the parking space and we had to maneuver the truck and camper in an area restricted by rail road ties in concrete. We ended up backing into the site and gave up on getting the camper positioned the way we wanted. Our site had our doors facing into the site, but other sites had the doors facing the road. Good location for a day trip to Lewis Lake and the Grand Tetons. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.
This worked out well...had a pull through site that was level and better than ones in Madison. Mostly families and tourist in tents and trailers, not much generator racket. Easy bike ride ride to VC , store, and showers- which were super. Be sure to make reservations in the busy summer season. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Drive to showers. Full to over full, but centrally located to most of the park. There are a few lakefront sites numbered 305-315. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
Nice sites, all pull-through. I had trees preventing me from doing a "pull-through", but was able to back my coach in and park behind. It was a little far from the north reaches of the park, but the West Thumb Geyser Basin was right there. Showers were really nice, but you had to drive there as they were offsite. We camped at Grant Village Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.