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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Madison Campground (NPS Campground)

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


1 Grand Loop Rd
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
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Sites: 278
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.646080192987
Longitude: -110.86107577689

Elevation: 6868' (approximate)
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) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • 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 ?

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49 Reviews

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 3 nights in the Madison Campground, space E176. Site was pretty level and had no hookups. There was also no OTA channels and little cell coverage. This is a great campground for a Yellowstone Home Base. We were ~30 minutes from Old Faithful, Norris Geyser Basin and the city of West Yellowstone. We ended up renting a car at the W Yellowstone Aiprot so we could just leave our Motorhome set up the entire time. There is also a nice hike right out of the Campground along the Madison River where you can enjoy some wildlife and watch Fly Fishermen. Dogs are only allowed on the pavement - not a problem as it is a huge campground with plenty of loops to walk around. Convenient Dish Washing stations are provided at the restrooms that help keep down on water use in the RV. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E176
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little campground, but obviously designed at a time when smaller rigs were the norm. Senior pass gives 50 percent discount. Very busy, all sites full each of 4 nights we were there. Our site was a pull off "elbow". Had to maneuver around trees on drivers side and position slide outs so they could come out around trees. Had two trees approx 6 inches from front driver side slide. A full wall slide would not have worked. Needed leveling blocks on downhill, curbside. That said, it was a nice spot at the end of the loop and we had quite a bit of outdoor space with some shade. No cell service or hookups. Generators can run 8a to 8p and we needed the AC during the day. No showers in the campground. Not pet friendly, they are not allowed anywhere but along roadsides and at your site. It was mostly quiet. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C113
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The national park was extremely busy. Most points of interest required a 15-20 minute wait to get a parking spot. Traffic was very heavy. Construction between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris lead to delays.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Madison Campground is managed by Xanterra, the park concessionaire and has all reservation sites that tend to fill up months in advance. There are typically cancellations every day, so even if the sign says "full" it is worth stopping by the office. It is a very large campground with about 10 loops, some of which are tents only. Sites are close together but the setting is nice and the views can be quite good. There are some roadside pull-throughs that can accommodate large RVs, so don't take the web site's limitation to 40-feet combined tow+RV to be strictly applied. The location is great for the geyser basins and the Madison River area. Closest cell service is at least 7 miles away. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F197
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cell reception at the seven-mile bridge on the way to West Yellowstone.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here May 30 and 31, having made reservations only two days before. We were at another campground in Yellowstone and wanted something in a different area. So we stopped here in our tow vehicle while touring around. It is dry camping, generator hours which we used for 10 mins in the morning for coffee and the same in the evening. Very quiet campground for the number of sites and seemed like only a handful of people used generators for a short period of time. Our site E187 accommodated our 31ft RV and tow, tho some leveling was required but not bad. We had trees and far enough from neighbors to have some privacy. A short walk brought us to a river and a field full of bison early morning. This was a good campground in my opinion, restrooms were average, didn't use showers. Location was excellent. Would definitely return. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E187
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of improvements in the past few years.... Fairly clean, and an incredibly noisy gen set that ran all day.... A lot of people applauded when they shut it down at 8pm... Elk in camp, and a very large bull bison... nights were quiet. This was not our first visit to Yellowstone, and hope to be back again... We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
c60
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Close to most loupe roads. Many of the most scenic areas at not RV friendly... yet people still tried to drive through them...

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

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: 119
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 38

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

About 16 miles from Old Faithful, Madison is a good location to stay at while visiting Yellowstone. No water or electricity, this is dry camping in a nice wooded environment. Generators from 8-8. They gave us a "C" loop campsite that is sometimes hard to maneuver. Showers available at Old Faithful for 4.25. No cell service. Might look at something different next time. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D140
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

We camped three nights at Madison Campground during our 11 day Yellowstone visit. This is a great location to explore the Park. There is much to see and do both north and south of Madison junction. Next time we will stay at least one more day on this side of the park. There are no hookups and no showers here, but there is a dump station with water and generators are allowed from 8 am until 8 pm. Most RV's use their generators 1 or 2 hours in the morning or at night. The remainder of the time is quiet. (Many rental RV's in park without generators.) The weather was cool enough that we did not need our A/C and ran our furnace at night. Campsites are fairly level, but many are tight. It was necessary to park our motorhome at the precise spot between the trees for our slide out. There was a picnic table and fire ring. Bathrooms are clean and conveniently located. We camped at Madison Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Pull through
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: 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: 21
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 4

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: 1

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: 2

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: 157
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 40

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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