Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Location: Old Faithful Park Rd, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190
Lat/Long: 44.457640 / -110.829869
Phone No: (307) 344-7901
Email : http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm
Website : http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
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Amenities Onsite: ATM | RV repair | Fuel | General Store | Restaurants | Marina | Showers | Restrooms | Gas Station | Firewood$ | Ice$ |  
Amenities Nearby : Ranger station | Phone | Free WiFi at Old Faithful Inn |
Recreation Onsite: Bus tours | horseback riding | Boating | bike riding | Hiking | Sight seeing
Recreation Nearby: Hiking | Road touring | Camping | Old Faithful Geyser | Guided tours | Boating |

Description

Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone is located in the north west corner of Wyoming bordering Montana and Idaho.  It's an enormous park with five different entrances and 12 campgrounds.  Known as geyser land USA for the numerous geysers throughout the park.

Yellowstone is a "drivers" park.  The park is so large that you will spend much of your time driving from point to point on the Grand Loop road.  Therefore, a tow vehicle is essential.  It would be difficult to drive an RV to each of the sites.

Yellowstone is NOT a bicycle park.  There are precious few bike lanes and riding on most of the narrow park roads is dangerous.  Bring the bike but keep it in the campground.

Comment

Campbase rented a car from Dollar rent a car  +1 (307) 733-9224.   At 345 W Broadway Jackson‎ Wyoming‎ 83001

Budget Is also near the park.     Visit: http://www.budget-yellowstone.com/

Another good option would be a camper van:    http://www.escapecampervans.com

CAMPING

This is a Yellowstone general information page.  Each campsite below has its own review on its own page.  On the homepage search, select  the CAMPNAME tab and enter the campground name from the campground names below and that page will be displayed.

The best campground for an RV or trailer is Fishing Bridge because they have all the amenities and full-hookups.  Fishing Bridge is reserved for "hard sided" units only, no tenting.  

The best centrally located campground is Canyon Campground.  Click on the RED campground names below to be taken to the detail page.

campgrounds
NAME DATES FEES SITES FEATURES COMMENTS
Bridge Bay 5/24-9/2 $20 425 A,F,DS,G RV, Reservable 
Canyon 5/31-9/8 $20 275 A,F,S/L,DS,G RV, Reservable
Fishing Bridge RV 5/10-9/2 $52 325 F,S/L,DS,G,HOOKUPS RV, Reservable 
Grant Village 6/21-9/22 $20 425 A,F,S/L,DS,G Reservable
Madison 5/3-10/20 $20 250 A,F,DS,G RV, Reservable
Indian Creek 6/14-9/9 $12 75 V  
Lewis Lake 6/15-11/3 $12 85 V RV 25 ft or less
Mammoth ALL YR $14 85 A,F,G RV
Norris 5/17-9/30 $14 100 F,G  
Pebble Creek 6/15-9/30 $12 27 V  
Slough Creek 6/15-10/31 $12 23 V

 

Tower Fall 5/24-9/30 $12 32 V

25 ft or less

A= ACCESSIBLE SITES AVAILABLE

F= FLUSH TOILETS

V= VAULT TOILETS

S/L= PAY SHOWER AND LAUNDRY

DS= DUMP STATION

G= GENERATORS OK FROM 8AM TO 8PM

RV= FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

There is a nice campground map here: http://hfc.nps.gov/carto/PDF/YELLmap1.pdf

Camping and lodging reservations can be made at   www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com. The only reservable campgrounds in Yellowstone National Park are Madison Campground, Grant Village Campground, Canyon Campground, Bay Bridge Campground, and Fishing Bridge Campground.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON CELL AND DATA SERVICE:

Cell service is sporadic at best.  In most parts of the park there is no phone service no matter how good your carrier is.  For cell service you will need to visit one of the lodges or villages.  Most campgrounds have no service.

Cellular DATA:  Same story, no Internet/data service.  Even if you can get service at a lodge or village it's still painfully slow.  The best thing to do is to go to Old Faithful Village or Canyon Village and find the Global Gossip Hot Spot.  It will be in a sitting room.  They have a very fast Internet connection for about $5 per hour.  It was worth the price.  The phone number for them is (877) 658-5597.  UPDATE 2014:  The. Old Faithful Inn now has free WiFi.

Bring your mosquito repellant.  Mosquitos were plentiful during the Campbase visit in June 2013.


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