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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Madison Campground (NPS Campground)

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming



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

Sites: 278
Recent Rate: $25 9/2016

Latitude: 44.646080192987
Longitude: -110.86107577689

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Large Campground with no hookups inside of Yellowstone National Park. Sites are very tight on the parking spur portion. We got a pull thru that was supposed to be for a 37' 5th Wheel and Pickup, and could not possibly drive through it because it was too sharp of a turn with trees in the middle. We were able to make it work by backing in to it. The dirt portion of the campsite with the fire ring and picnic table was very spacious though. This campground was not designed for very large campers unfortunately. The surrounding ground was all dirt, fortunately for us it did not rain or it would have likely been very muddy. All in all I would call the campground average at best. There were ranger discussions each night at the amphiteater adjacent to the campground which was nice. Boxes of wood were 8 dollars. There were a lot of fires in the park during our visit. The campground was full or almost full every night. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ranger Led discussions each night at 9pm at the amphitheater.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park with very helpful staff. Clean campground. Abundant wildlife. Just s great place. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D81
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Always remember this is a big park and may take a few hours to drive from one side to another, in good conditions. If someone sees what looks like a bear, expect a traffic jam. There are tour groups that may not speak English, so keep an eye out for that. Most stores we found were centered around Old Faithful, just plan to move around to find the areas that are not crowded. See Old Faithful & Mammoth Hot Springs, just leave plenty of time in your schedule, and stay on the boardwalk.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 2 nights in May 2016. This campgrounds is very nice and great surroundings. Mostly pine forest with plenty of space between neighbors. Fire rings are available and you are close to many of the natural attractions. Staff was very helpful and nice. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Large campgrounds with lodgepole pines throughout. Roads & sites are asphalt. Table, bar bq & fire pit at every site. Heated clean bathrooms but no showers. Dump station. No cell service. Great location to visit all parts of Yellowstone. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Check where to go in case of trouble. No hosts in campground, no cell service. Good wi fi and cell service at visitors centers.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a dry campground but it doesn't have any showers. Not sure I'd stay here more than a few days because of that. The location is excellent for exploring the Upper, Mid and Lower geyser basins as well as Firehole Rd. There is no "village" here like Grant or Canyon so no grocery store. West Yellowstone is about 15 miles away and has 2 small grocery stores and several restaurants & gas stations. The campground has good ranger programs in the amphitheater and excellent access to a fishing stream, usually with a buffalo or elk or two nearby. The campsites are the same as Grant, with the sites being "C" shaped paved area off the access roads, which are one way. That means all of the sites on one side of the access road will have their doors facing the road instead of the picnic table and fire ring. This can be solved by driving back down the access road the wrong way to pull into your site, which lots of people did. Although Madison isn't known for being as much of a bear hotspot as Grant or Fishing Bridge, the park employees still enforce the "bear aware" policies. We watched them confiscate almost all of the supplies at a nearby tent site when the owners weren't there because they had left coolers and grills out unattended. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A27
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Based on other RV ratings, I would guess that your opinion of Madison campground (NOT Yellowstone Park) will be heavily based on the site you are either lucky or unlucky to get. We were in site E-181, which is a drive-in site barely off the camp road, on the wrong side from our entry and side awning. The sites of other campers were close to ours, and the campfire smoke was very heavy. There are of course no services, so we were dry camping. I think that for a site with no services we should at least have a fair amount of space between sites. We did not at Madison. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E-181
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely campground near the west entrance to Yellowstone NP. No hookups but you can run your generator between 8am and 8pm, and there is a water tap near the entrance. We were in a back-in that was level with a fire pit and picnic table. Very peaceful and quiet and you can walk down to the river. We were in loop A. Some of the sites were a bit tight an lots of maneuvering to get into. We are only 26' long, but next time I shall tell them I am 28' so that I may get a site that is easier to get into. There will be a next time because Yellowstone is probably our favorite NP. Lots of wildlife and spectacular scenery. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Loop A; friendly staff. The website says there are no utilities but we saw that some sites had water and electric, not sure about sewer. Maybe these sites were for sites for the campground hosts. Beautiful setting, nice pull thru and back in sites; our pull thru site was level perfect, and somewhat private. Quiet with very little hwy noise. No Verizon signal, even with a booster, but we knew that going in. We had no hookups, but would stay there again anyway. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The previous reviews are still accurate. Make sure you are honest about the length of all vehicles. Calling in a reservation is better than online for this campground. The rep will make sure your rig will fit the tight sites. We loved the short walk to the trout stream and the nightly Ranger talks. Very clean camp and friendly staff. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground, all dry camping. Checking in was a breeze and the staff was super-friendly. We even got the 'bear lecture' at no extra charge. Had a pull through site right off of the main thoroughfare, which was a little tricky to negotiate with the trees and the slides. We finally figured it out though, after a lot of trial and error. Site was level and had a picnic table and fire pit. They have a strict no generator rule after 8 p.m., which is nice to keep the campground quiet. Have to keep the dogs off trails, but there was ample space to walk him on the pavement around the park. Plenty of space between us and our neighbors, so we never felt crowded. Loved the smell of the campfires. We'd stay here again on a return trip. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground in Yellowstone, just north of the big geysers and closest to the western park entrance. Does not have the large facilities of Grant Village (laundry, showers) but is very nice. Wooded campground and you can walk down to the trout stream and see the elk there. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground in a great location within Yellowstone National Park. Thirty minutes from Old Faithful and Norris Geyser Basin and 15 minutes from the city of West Yellowstone, MT. No hookups, but water and dump station available within campground. Easy walk down to the Madison River, where there were plenty of Bison and Elk to observe. We stayed in space F227 which was a pull through site with a great view of the mountains. Dogs need to stay on the pavement and off trails, but there was plenty of places to walk. Spaces appeared well spread out and check in process was not as bad as some earlier postings We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Parking at sites are kind of small for bigger units, one way roads in campsite means half the sites on each loop are set up so you open your door onto the road rather than into the site itself. I didn't like the idea that I would have to let our dog out on the road side of the RV. And to use the picnic table and fire pit, everything had to be hauled around the RV to the opposite side. I ignored the direction signs and entered the loop the wrong way so I could park with the door facing into the site. Registration was a bit of a farce, we were camped with another couple who was told they could only stay in their site and then would have to move to a different site, which they did. But their original site was never filled for the remaining nights that they stayed in the campsite. I guess their computer system must be as antiquated as their site setup. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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