Campgrounds and RV Parks Around Cody Wyoming

aCamping in and around Yellowstone is an awesome experience but there are a few things to be careful of. Wild animals, especially females with young, are unpredictable. Keep a safe distance from all wildlife. Each year a number of park visitors are injured by wildlife when approaching too closely. Approaching on foot within 100 yards of bears or within 25 yards of other wildlife is prohibited. Please use roadside pullouts when viewing wildlife. Use binoculars or telephoto lenses for safe viewing and to avoid disturbing them. By being sensitive to its needs, you will see more of an animal's natural behavior and activity. If you cause an animal to move, you are too close!
Campgrounds in Yellowstone Park
Yellowstone River Sunrise from Fishing Bridge
Yellowstone River Sunrise from Fishing Bridge, this is between Fishing Bridge Campground and Bridge Bay Campground

Bridge Bay Campground • Bridge Bay is situated near Yellowstone Lake, 30 miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone. It's also conveniently adjacent to Bridge Bay Marina/boat launch and store. A sanitary dump is available but no utility hook-ups. Pay showers and a coin laundry are also within four miles. Group sites are available.

Canyon Campground • You'll find this campground close to the breathtaking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone near the center of the park. Camping in this area, offers stores, restaurants, pay showers and a coin laundry, but no utility hook-ups. A gas station, as well as repair service, is available

Grant Campground • This woodsy campground is located at the southwestern edge of Yellowstone Lake, 22 miles north of the South Entrance. Within a half mile, you'll find stores, restaurants, pay showers, a coin laundry, and a sanitary dump station, but no utility hook-ups. Group sites available.

Madison Campground • A central location for camping in Yellowstone National Park, this site is just 14 miles east of the West Yellowstone entrance and 16 miles north of Old Faithful near the junction of the Gibbon, Madison and Firehole Rivers. Offers a sanitary dump station and limited group sites but no utility hook-ups or showers. Madison Campground Yellowstone National Park is located 14 miles east of the West Entrance and 16 miles north of Old Faithful. Madison Campground Yellowstone National Park is not far from the Old Faithful area and in a wooded spot along the Madison River. Open from early May to mid-October, Madison is a popular pick for a vacation camping spot. You'll find Madison Campground, a beautiful camping spot along the Madison River, will meet all your needs as the perfect central home base for a Yellowstone National Park vacation. It is a favorite of fisherman in the fall because of the trout spawn wich brings many large fish up from Hebgen Reservior. Photographers love it in the fall also because of its proximity to the easily photographed bull elk during the fall rutting season. You will need to make reservations to stay at Yellowstone's Madison Campground. Simply call 307-344-7311 or the toll free number: 866-GEYSERLAND (439-7375).

Fishing Bridge RV Park • Situated by Fishing Bridge near beautiful Yellowstone Lake, this RV Park features sites with full hook-ups. It's designed for hard-sided units only with a maximum length of 40'. The area also offers a coin laundry, pay showers, store, electricity, water, sewer, hook-ups and a sanitary dump station. A great site for your camping experiences. Sightseeing tours are also available.

boy fishing Indian Creek in Yellowstone National Park
Boy fishing Indian Creek

Indian Creek Campground •  Indian Creek campground is located mid-way between Mammoth and Norris, near Sheepeater Cliff, in the northwest quadrant of the Park. Because of bear activity, special restrictions are often placed on this campground. Indian Creek Campground is open from early June to mid-September. Listen to the wolves howl at the night when staying at Indian Creek Campground Yellowstone, the perfect place to camp out and sleep under the stars during your Yellowstone vacation. The most liberal fishing regulations in Yellowstone are in Indain Creek and the Gardiner River close to the campground

Mammoth Campground •  Mammoth Hot Springs camping is the only Yellowstone campground open year round. Located at a popular part of Yellowstone National Park, it is in close proximity to a number of beautiful geothermal features and plenty of outdoor recreation. Mammoth Hot Springs Campground is located near the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces and is five miles from Yellowstone's North Entrance. With its close proximity to many wondrous sights in Yellowstone, Mammoth Campground is the ideal place to pitch your tent or park your RV when you come here on vacation. No reservations are necessary. This campground is first-come, first-served.

Pebble Creek Campground • Pebble Creek Campground in northwest Yellowstone is in the heart of the easiest place to see the wolves. It's in close proximity to some great hiking as well as some wonderful fishing spots in Soda Butte Creek, the Lamar River and Trout Lake. Open from mid-June to late September, it makes a summer or fall vacation something special. Pebble Creek Campground is located in the northeast corner of Yellowstone Park, 9 miles west of the Northeast Entrance. No reservations are needed, as the Pebble Creek Campground Yellowstone is first-come, first-served.

Sunrise at Slough Creek
Sunrise at Slough Creek

Slough Creek Campground • Trees and open sage meadows welcome you to Slough Creek Campground, in the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. The famous trout waters of Slough Creek have beconed fishermant to this spot for decades. It is also a favorite campground for photographers. Slough Creek Campground is located along the banks of Slough Creek, five miles east of Tower Junction. The access is two and a half miles down a dirt road. You don't need reservations at Slough Creek Campground Yellowstone. It's first-come, first-served. Slough Creek Campground in Yellowstone is a primitive camping location that gets you out in the wilderness and sleeping under the stars, with plenty of outdoor fun nearby. Open from late May to the end of October, it's the perfect place to experience a primitive camping spot in the park.

Tower Falls Campground •  Tower Falls Campground, in Yellowstone south of Tower Junction, has plenty of attractions nearby, like Tower Falls and the Tower-Roosevelt Petrified Tree. it is ground center for viewing the Black Bears for which the Tower area is famous. Tower Falls Campground is located in the Washburn Range in Yellowstone's northeast portion, 2 miles south of Tower Junction. No reservations are required at Tower Falls Campground as it is first-come, first-served. For a nice central location within Yellowstone National Park, you will find Tower Falls Campground meets your every need, from fabulous outdoor recreation to nearby natural attractions.

Lewis Lake Campground • Lewis Lake Campground is on a wooded hill near Lewis Lake, providing a peaceful setting but still close to Grant Village and the many facilities there. Close to the lakeshore and in the woods, the Lewis Lake Campground in Yellowstone National Park is the ideal spot to stay when fishing the waters of this fabulous lake is your goal. Open from the middle of June to early November, it is one of the last to fill. This makes it fairly easy to get a nice spot. You need no reservations for Lewis Lake Campground Yellowstone. It's first-come, first-served. Lewis Lake Campground is located on the southeast shore of Lewis Lake, about eight miles north of the South Entrance to Yellowstone.

Campgrounds Outside of Yellowstone Park
Paradise Valley Montana
Paradise Valley Montana

Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA • (Paradise Valley) Towering cottonwoods shade this mountain country KOA along the Yellowstone River. You are never much more than a long cast from KOA's 500 feet of frontage on the Yellowstone, a blue-ribbon trout stream. If you lose your favorite fly, replace it at the campground store! Livingston boasts a fly-fishing museum, art galleries and antique shops. Find outdoor activities in every direction. Don't miss a visit to Yellowstone National Park, 40 miles south. Your hosts can arrange raft trips on the Yellowstone or horseback rides and direct you toward great hikes in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area.

Yellowstone Park KOA • (West Yellowstone MT) Closest KOA to Yellowstone National Park. Base camp with us while touring upper and lower loops of the park, Teton National Park, Quake Lake and ghost town area. 34 miles from Old Faithful.

Grand Teton Park RV Resort • (Moran WY) Grand Teton Park RV Resort has the best location for visiting both National Parks. Located just 6 miles east of Moran Junction, you will be camping only 32 miles from Yellowstone National Park and just outside the east entrance of Grand Teton National Park. Also just 36 miles from the town of Jackson.

Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV Park • (Cody WY) Yellowstone Valley Inn's campground/RV area allows you to stay with us either in your RV or for those more adventurous, in a tent. We have nightly, weekly or monthly rates. Yellowstone Valley Inn Campground Features: Full Hookups/ pull thrus,20, 30 & 50 amp Service,Water/Electricity, Outdoor Heated Pool, Indoor Hot Tub, Playground Equipment, Dump station, Coin-Op Laundry, Restrooms with Showers, New bathhouse with unlimited hot water, Restaurant/Lounge on premise, The scenic grounds also include picnic tables, new state-of-the-art bath house with the only handicap accessible bathroom in the entire 50 mile valley and a majestic view of Wapiti Valley

Shoshone River, Cody Wyoming
Shoshone River, Cody Wyoming

Cody KOA • (Cody WY) Gateway to Yellowstone adventure. Leave rig at camp and enjoy majestic mountain vistas, abundant wildlife, back country hiking, world-class fishing, old west legends and pure mountain air. Guided tours. Make a splash in pool complex. Free rodeo shuttle. Free pancakes. Playground and game room. Trail rides at camp. Planned itineraries and special events.

Rocky Mountain Campground • (Gardiner MT) 4 Blocks to the Yellowstone National Park North entrance Gardiner Montana. Your Base camp to see Yellowstone National Park. " From Memorial day through Labor day. Sitting on a hill top, Overlooking Gardiner, The Yellowstone River and being overlooked by snow capped mountains.

Dubois / Wind River KOA • (DuboisWY) Find your campsite nestled along the Big Wind River, in a beautiful valley between the Wind River and Absaroka mountain ranges. You and your family will be in the heart of Dubois, a rustic western cowboy town just 90 minutes east of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It’s mountain camping at its best, with all of the shopping, services and conveniences of town.

Yellowstone Park / West Entrance KOA • (West Yellowstone) Find a pine-shaded site here near Yellowstone’s west entrance, the most popular and convenient entry point, and you’ve found the perfect base camp for exploring this amazing national park. Old Faithful puts on its steamy regular-as-clockwork show just 34 miles east. Have a tour bus pick you up at KOA’s office for a ride to the park. Or take the wheel yourself to tour Yellowstone’s driving loops. The area offers horseback riding, world-class fly-fishing, whitewater rafting and hiking and biking trails that begin near the KOA.

 

 

camping yellowstone tent

Campgrounds on the Shoshone National Forest

There are 31 campgrounds on the Shoshone. Generally the open season for campgrounds with services (water on, garbage pickup etc.) begins with Memorial Day weekend and runs through the end of September. Rex Hale campground is on the National Recreation Reservation system. All other sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis.


Clarks Fork Ranger District - Cody, WY (307)527-6921 Call for more information!! Beartooth Mountain Panorama
Campground Name Location Elevation in Feet Number of Units Maximum Spur Length Daily Fee Additional Information
Beartooth Lake
From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 47 miles to US 212 and east 13 miles 9,000 21 32 $10 water, boat ramp, fishing, trailhead, wilderness access
Crazy Creek
From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296, then 47 miles to US 212 and west 5 miles 6,900 19 32 $10 stream fishing, trailhead and wilderness access
Dead Indian
From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 25 miles to campground 6,000 12 32 $5 Adjacent trailhead and corrals, stream fishing
Fox Creek
From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 47 miles to US 212 and west 10 miles 7,100 27 32 $8 stream fishing
Hunter Peak From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 42 miles 6,500 9 32 $10 water, stream fishing, adjacent trailhead, corrals, meat hanging racks
Island Lake
     
From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 47 miles to US 212 and east 16 miles 9,600 20 32 $10 boat ramp, fishing, trailhead and wilderness access
Lilly Lake From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 47 miles to US 212, turn right go 1 mile to Forest Rd 130 to Lily Lake 7,500 8 22 donation lake fishing, boat ramp, no services,

pack in-pack out trash

Lake Creek
From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 46 miles 6,900 6 32 $5 stream fishing
Little Sunlight From Cody WY take WY 120 17 miles to WY 296 then 23 miles to Forest Rd 101 for 13 miles. 6,900 4 32 donation corrals, stream fishing, adjacent trailhead.

Wapiti Ranger District - Cody, WY (307) 527-6921 Call for more information!!Elk Herd, Wapati Valley, Absaroka Mountains, Cody Wyoming

Campground Name Location Elevation in Feet Number of Units Maximum Spur Length Daily Fee Additional Information
Big Game

From Cody, WY travel 28.6 miles west on US 14/16/20 on north side of highway. 5,900 16 32 $5 vault toilets, community bear resistant food storage, some pull through sites for longer trailers.
Clearwater
From Cody, WY travel 31.8 miles west on US 14/16/20 on south side of highway. 6,000 32 32 $5 Stream fishing, handicapped accessible vault toilets and tables, community bear resistant food storage boxes and two group sites for picnics that can be reserved.
Deer Creek From Cody, WY take WY 291 and Forest Road 479 for 47 miles. 6,400 7 16 donation Haul out trash.
Eagle Creek From Cody WY travel 44.7 miles west on US 14/16/20 (7 miles from Yellowstone National Park) on the south side of the highway. 6,500 20 22 $10 Stream fishing, trailhead, and corrals 1/2 mile east, water, vault toilets, bear resistant food storage at every camp site, some pull through for larger trailers.
Restricted**
Elk Fork From Cody WY travel 29.2 miles west on USs 14/16/20 on the south side of the highway. 6,000 13 22 $10 Stream fishing, trailhead and public corrals, vault toilets, bear resistant food storage at each site.
Newton Creek From Cody WY travel 37.3 miles west on US 14/16/20 (14 miles from Yellowstone National Park) on the south side of the highway. 6,300 31 22 $10 Stream fishing, water, vault toilets, and bear resistant food storage at each camp site.

Rex Hale
spots can be reserved, call:
1-877-444-6777 or go to: www.ReserveUSA.com

 

From Cody WY travel 35.9 miles west on US 14/16/20 6,100 30 16 $15(sites with elec hookups)$10 all others Stream fishing, water, vault toilets, 9 sites with electrical hookups, handicap accessible,tent pads, bear boxes.

Three Mile**

From Cody WY travel 48.6 miles west on US 14/16/20 (Approximately 3 miles east of Yellowstone National Park) and located on the south side of the highway. 6,700 33 22 $10.00 Stream fishing, water, handicapped accessible vault toilets and tables, bear resistant food storage at every camping site. Restricted**
Wapiti
From Cody WY travel 29 miles west on US 14/16/20 on north side of the highway. 6,000 41 22 $10 Stream fishing, handicapped accessible vault toilets and community bear resistant food storage

** - These two campgrounds, located on the upper North Fork of the Shoshone, are open to hard-sided campers only.  No tents or pop-ups are allowed in these campgrounds due to grizzly bear activity.

Greybull Ranger District - Cody, WY (307) 527-6921 Call for more information!!

Campground Name Location Elevation in Feet Number of Units Maximum Spur Length Daily Fee Additional Information
Brown Mountain From Meeteetse, WY travel 28 miles on WY 290 and Forest Road 200 7,600 6 16 donation stream fishing
Jack Creek From Meeteetse WY take WY 290 then Forest Rd 208 20 miles 7,600 7 22 donation corrals, trailhead
Wood River From Meeteetse WY travel 25 miles on WY 290 and Forest Rd 200 7,300 5 16 donation stream fishing

Custer National Forest Campgrounds

Campground

# of Units

T

Water

Fees

Elevation

Season/Comments

MainFork

M-K

Greenough (R)

Limber Pine (R)

Parkside (R)

Rattin (R)

Sheridan (R)

10

18


13


28

6

8

T


T


T

None

1 hp


1 hp


2 hp

1 hp

1 hp

---

$12


$12


$12

$12

$12

7500 ft.

7300 ft.


7200 ft.


7200 ft.

6400 ft.

6300 ft.

Fees May to September.

There will be a charge of $8 per additional vehicle. Concessionaire operated. Day use fee of $6.00 over 1/2 hour. Parkside picnic area $50-$110 depending on group size (up to 150)

West Fork of Rock Creek

Basin (R)

Cascade (R)

Palisades**

Wild Bill Lake*


30

31

6


2 hp

1 hp

none


$12

$12

---

---


6800 ft.

7600 ft.

6300 ft.

6800 ft.

Fees May to September.

There will be a charge of $8 per add. vehicle. Concessionaire operated. Day use fee of $6.00 over 1/2 hour.

*Picnic only - barrier-free trail, fishing access and toilets.** No water, no garbage service, no fee

East Rosebud

East Rosebud

Jimmy Joe

Sand Dunes

14

10

10

 

1 hp

none

none

$9

---

---

6200 ft.

5600 ft.

5600 ft.

Fees May to September.

($5 additional vehicle)

Picnic only

West Rosebud

Emerald Lake

Pine Grove


32

46


T

T


2 hp

6 hp


$9

 


6400 ft.

5800 ft.

Fees May to September.

($5 additional vehicle)

Closed

Stillwater Valley

Woodbine

Old Nye

Initial Creek


44

6

6

 


T

T

T


1 hp

none

none


$20

none

none


5300 ft.

4950 ft.

6200 ft.

Concessionaire Operated. ($10 add veh.)

Unit #30 lrg-3 picnic tables

Picnic only, hdcp toilet

Horse Trailer parking available

 

Big Ice Cave

Sage Creek

5

10

T

none

spring

---

$5-

7600 ft.

5600 ft.

Picnic only

Plus 2 double sites @ $10

Campgrounds Along the Scenic Beartooth Highway (US 212)--2000

Campground

# of Units

Max. Trailer

Season

Elevation

CH or

Con Op

water

fee

Comments

Custer NF (406-446-2103)

Sheridan - 6 mi S. of Red Lodge (reservable)

8

30'

May to Sept

6300 ft

Con Op

1 hp

$12

There is a charge of $8 per additional veh. Day use fee of $6.00 over 1/2 hr.

Rattin - 8 mi S. of Red Lodge (reservable)

6

25'

May to Sept

6400 ft

Con Op

1 hp

$12

There is a charge of $8 per additional veh. Day use fee of $6.00 over 1/2 hr.

Parkside - 12 mi S. of Red Lodge (reservable)

28

45'

May to Sept

7300 ft

Con Op

2 hp

$12

There is a charge of $8 per additional veh. Day use fee of $6.00 over 1/2 hr.

Limber Pine - 12 mi S. of Red Lodge (reservable)

13

45'

May to Sept

7200 ft

Con Op

1 hp

$12

There is a charge of $8 per additional veh. Day use fee of $6.00 over 1/2 hr.

Greenough Lake - 12 mi S. of Red Lodge (reservable)

18

50'

May to Sept

7300 ft

Con Op

1 hp

$12

There is a charge of $8 per additional veh. Day use fee of $6.00 over 1/2 hr.

M-K - 12 mi S. of Red Lodge

10

22'

May to Sept

7500 ft

None

None

No

No services. Fishing and hiking nearby.

Shoshone NF (307-527-6921)

Island Lake - 29 mi S. of Red Lodge

20

32'

7/1-9/15

9600 ft

C.Host

no

$10

Boat ramp, fishing, trailhead, wilderenss access, nearby store

Beartooth Lake - 31 mi S. of Red Lodge

20

32'

7/1-9/15

9000 ft

C.Host

2 hp

$15

Boat ramp, fishing trailhead, nearby store, picnic area

Crazy Creek - 11 mi E. of Cooke City

16

32'

May to Sept

6900 ft

C.Host

no

$10

Stream fishing nearby, trailhead, scenic walk to waterfall

Fox Creek - 7 mi E. of Cooke City

27

50'

May to Sept

7100 ft

C.Host

yes/elect

$20

Water and power hookups at sites. Double and trible sites available

Gallatin NF (406-848-7375)

Chief Joseph - 4 mi E. of Cooke City

6

 

42'

6/19-9/30

7400 ft

None

yes

$8

$3.00 charge per additional vehicle..

Colter - 2 mi E. of Cooke City

23

32'

Closed

7400 ft

None

yes

$8

Closed for the season (Hwy construction)

Soda Butte - 1 mi E of Cooke City

21

48'

July?

7400 ft

None

yes

$9

$3.00 charge per additional vehicle

 

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