The only campground in the park open year-round, elevation at 6,200 feet, is located five miles south of the park’s North Entrance. Scattered juniper and Douglas fir trees provide shade during hot summer months. The campground is close to fishing, hiking, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces. Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities abound, with elk and bison occasionally passing through the campground. Mammoth Campground is a reservation-only campground 5/1–10/15 run by the National Park Service.
Indian Creek Campground
Located about eight miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs on the road to Norris —elevation 7,300 feet—sits near the base of the Gallatin Mountains and offers breathtaking views of Electric Peak. In addition, the area provides easy access to fishing and hiking. The campground is away from the main road and provides a quieter, more primitive experience than many other locations. This is a first-come, first-served campground run by the National Park Service.
Lewis Lake Campground
Lewis Lake campground is the southernmost campground in Yellowstone – elevation 7,800 ft. It is located about eight miles from the South Entrance and a short walk from the southeast shore of Lewis Lake. Located near the campground information and registration area is a boat ramp. Canoes, kayaks, and motorboats are allowed on Lewis Lake. An aquatic invasive species inspection performed by park staff is required. This is a first-come, first-served campground run by the National Park Service.
This campground–elevation 7,500 feet (2,286 m)–is located near a large open meadow, which provides the opportunity for wildlife viewing. Bison frequently walk through the campground. Most sites are shaded by lodgepole pine. The Museum of the National Park Ranger is a quick walk from the campground, as are Norris Geyser Basin Museum and Norris Geyser Basin–the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. This is a reservable campground run by the National Park Service.
Pebble Creek Campground
Pebble Creek Campground—elevation 6,900 feet (2103 m)—lies against the dramatic backdrop of the Absaroka Mountains near the park’s Northeast Entrance and offers a more isolated camping experience. Day hiking opportunities are available nearby. In addition, Soda Butte Creek offers fishing opportunities, and there are outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities throughout Lamar Valley. This campground run by the National Park Service contains reservable and first-come, first-served sites.
Slough Creek Campground
Slough Creek Campground, at an elevation of 6,250 feet, is near some of the best wildlife watching opportunities in the park. Located at the end of a two-mile dirt road, this campground is best suited for tents and small RVs. There are plenty of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area, including the Slough Creek Trail, which begins nearby. Nighttime offers a quiet, unimpeded view of the stars and the possibility of hearing wolves howl. This is a reservable campground run by the National Park Service.
Tower Fall Campground
Tower Fall Campground, elevation 6,600 feet, is located on the north side of the steep, winding road to Dunraven Pass. The campground is near the Tower General Store and Tower Fall. The Lamar Valley, with spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities, is located nearby, as are several hiking trails. Roosevelt Lodge, a short drive from the campground, offers dining and horseback riding. This is a first-come, first-served campground run by the National Park Service.
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