Best Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Looking for the best camping in Yellowstone National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Yellowstone National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Indian Creek Campground at Yellowstone NP

    Indian Creek Campground is located inside Yellowstone National Park, closest to the northern entrance of the park and just eight miles from Mammoth Hot Springs. It's open from mid-June through mid September and is just $15 a night to camp at. The ...

  • Stand Up Paddle Excursion in Yellowstone National Park

    It is something fantastic if you know how to use a standup paddle board. Being able to paddle from one lake to another where no roads can reach via a small channel with natural geysers going off and trout rising to morning and afternoon flies.The ...

  • Camping at Ice Lake

    The trailhead for Ice Lake starts at a small parking area along the Norris-Canyon Road, at around 8,000 feet elevation.The trail is very flat, with no noticeable elevation gain. This is a very family friendly hike, perfect for kids introduction to...

  • Backpack to Union Falls and Scout Pool, Yellowstone NP

    Of a summer spent living in Yellowstone, and many overnight trips in the park, the trek to Union Falls and Scout Pool ranked at the top of my list. (Many of my fellow gas station employees agreed!) The hike itself is nothing spectacular, but takes...

    16 miles 950 ft gain

  • Photograph Cave Falls

    Cave Falls is one of the hidden waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park that really only the natives know about. Although Cave Falls originally derived its name from a cave next to the waterfall, the cave has since collapsed and is no longer acces...

  • Camp at Lizard Creek Campground

    This gem of a campground was discovered in desperation after all the campsites were booked at Yellowstone. There are 60 sites with relatively clean bathrooms. The sites are large with optimal privacy from your neighbors. If you're lucky enough you...

  • Backpack to Dunanda Falls

    You'll start at the Bechler Ranger Station and take the Boundry Creek Trail. Depending on which camp site you reserve your hike will be anywhere from 5-9 miles. We camped at site 9A1 5 miles from the ranger station.Your feet will get wet on this h...

    5 miles 300 ft gain

  • Camp at the Signal Mountain Campground

    The Signal Mountain campground is my personal favorite campground in Grand Teton National Park as it is exceptionally scenic. It is right on Jackson Lake and has sites located on the lakeshore. Even if you don't score one of these sites, many of t...

  • Explore Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin

    Big Springs is the headwaters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Producing 120 million gallons of water per day, the spring forms wide and crystal-clear pools filled with trout (no fishing allowed). A paved trail leads to historic Johnny Sack...

    1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Camp at Colter Bay Campground

    If you have never been to the Grand Teton National Park, you should make it next on your list. It is a fantastic place for wildlife viewing and exploring.If you stay at the Colter Bay Campground, you will find many off-trail areas to explore. A tr...

  • Winter Camp at Colter Bay Campground

    Just a 45 min drive from Jackson Hole, the Colter Bay Campground on Jackson Lake is a great spot to camp overnight, fish and canoe in the spring and summer time when the ice has melted. This is an ideal location to shoot some star photos and catch...

  • Photograph Wildlife in Lamar Valley

    This adventure is a little harder to pinpoint on a map because the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone encompasses a large area of the park. Also, the premier wildlife photography can be found on either end of what is officially "Lamar Valley" so you want...