Yellowstone National Park Camping
(Mammoth Campground) Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park camping in Wyoming

ADDRESS / TEL / GPS coordinates:

Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming

USA

N44.974635° W110.693264°

Elevation: 1890m


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WHAT MAKES IT REAL?

LOCATION...

Wyoming camping (Mammoth Hot Springs - Yellowstone National Park)


This Yellowstone camping ground is very near Mammoth Hot Springs and so is very popular. But it is a lovely place to stay.

The views of the distant snowy peaks, the craggy mountain side opposite are wonderful.

It felt an incredibly wild place to be when we were awoken in the early hours of the morning by a wolf howling on the ridge above...just brilliant.


Yellowstone National Park camping with a friendly Elk!


It is not just the wolves that make it feel wild though - this Yellowstone camping ground is a very popular hang out for Elk! They have obviously realised that although humans are quite noisy, they keep the big Elk-eating-creatures away.

So be careful walking to the toilet in case you give one a scare (they can charge you if frightened).


You can walk from the campground to Mammoth Hot Springs and the Mammoth village in about 30 minutes. The trail takes you over the ridge behind the campground, so it is a little steep to begin with.

Don't miss out on the 5 mile Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, which you can do from the Mammoth Village. The trail starts at either the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel or just below the main hot springs. This is a great family hiking trail and the scenery is stunning. You may just catch sight of a beaver. We didn't, but we did see a grizzly bear in the distance!

PRICE:

$14 (50% off with a Golden Age/Golden Access seniors card) (2 vehicles and 8 people)

SIZE:

86 campsites

OPENING TIMES:

All year

HOW TO BOOK:

First come first served

NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU CAN STAY:

14 days between July 1 and Labor Day (first Monday in September) and 30 days the rest of the year

Yellowstone camping (nearby beaver ponds)

FACILITIES:

  • Gravel floor campsites/pitches
  • Area for pitching tents (on raised gravel platforms)
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Hand dryers (in toilet block)
  • Electric plug sockets (in toilet block)
  • Drinking water
  • Fire pits
  • BBQ/grill plates
  • Picnic tables/benches
  • Bear lockers
  • Phone
  • Outdoor amphitheatre with big screen for ranger talks - free

PETS ALLOWED?

Yes, but on a leash (and only in the camp ground)

ROAD SURFACE:

Tarmac

ROAD SURFACE IN CAMPGROUND:

Tarmac

ACTIVITIES:

  • Hiking (no dogs on trails) (you can walk to Mammoth Hot Springs in 30 minutes)
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing (regulations apply)
  • Boating (regulations apply)
  • Tour-led activities


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