Services provided as promised. Sites very tight for space. We fit, but just. No Awning room. It was the only full hook up in busy Yellowstone. Prices high, but only option. Only real complaint was the site space. It was as warned it would be. We would return if in Yellowstone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well, many other reviewers have pretty much said it, but here's my observations. The road in over Fishing Bridge is VERY potholed. The roads within the campground are a little better. The back-in wasn't terrible, but not the easiest either. There are things to watch for like little stumps at the edge of the parking pad. The sites are VERY tight. If the person behind you overhangs (backs in too far) even a little bit, you could have a problem. The parking pad at the site is road, grounds at the site are gravel/dirt and weeds. The staff was friendly and accommodating. In our reservations we noted we were traveling with another family in an RV and they would try to put us together. They put us on opposite sides of the loop and a few off, which meant we would have to either cut through a site (if it's empty) or walk around the loop to get to each other. We went and asked if our friends could move and they quickly set it up - no problem. If you are traveling with others - backing up to each other is the best way to do it. The Yellowstone General Store and visitor center is in walking distance, which was nice for evening walks with our dogs. The grocery is not very well stocked, in that it has a poor selection. With Verizon we did have service, but the data signal was weak. About the only thing this campground has going for it (in my opinion) is location. It's PERFECT for getting to see the whole park. We pretty much covered it in a week. This park could really use some updating, but I would grudgingly stay here again - mainly because it's so convenient. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The only FHU facility in the park, so that is a plus, and worth it even if a bit high in price. Sites are mostly level, but do need a slight adjustment. Park is in the middle of the pine forest. Paved access road and parking pads. Be aware of your length and slides as site dimensions are very tight in length and back up to neighboring rigs and face the forest trees. All sites are back-in. We saw several fifth wheels and trailers unable to maneuver into their spot without a lot of jockeying, and a few had to give up and go around to start all over again. I believe other loops may have had longer sites, but there were a lot of people trying to squish into sites too short for their actual length. Concessionaire run facility, desk staff is brisk but efficient. Site fee includes two showers per night. Recycle bins near office, trash must be handled in bear proof manner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the place to be for full hookups and close to most attractions. But the campground doesn't have much to offer. Sites are very tight, no picnic tables, and not very attractive. Roads into the loops are poorly maintained. For the price, I think they could do better. We stayed here 3 nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very expensive and much deferred maintenance. Vendor can and should do better. Not even a picnic table at our site to place a grill. Very tight sites. However, very nice visitors center (rustic) on the water. For the price of the campsite, it should have included more showers. ($4) each after 2 each day. Gas was outrageous ($4.30/gal for diesel ) cheaper by 20 cents in GTNP. Made reservations a month ahead and all CG in lower loop were full when we came so we were glad for that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want a full-service hook-up campground in Yellowstone this is it. It is also central to much of Yellowstone and you can get around well (except for the bison jams). It is a bit tight but then it's Yellowstone. The sites are asphalt, the hook-ups are fine, there was room enough for our 35' RV and Jeep and the sites are level. The only fires allowed are in self-contained grills. There is a store with groceries, deli, gift shop and diner-style restaurant, Visitor Center, gas station, repair facility, and lake nearby. We traveled all over Yellowstone from this spot and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Yellowstone. Pricey? You bet but location, location, location. I'd definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV campground is in a good location. The hookups worked, but use a regulator because the water pressure is quite high. The sites are the smallest I've ever encountered, with no room even for picnic tables. The road pavement is deteriorated, go slow. We only stayed here because the folks we were with wanted full hookups. I'd highly recommend booking early for summer spots. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very large campground that is broken up into loops so it doesn't feel that large. It is located in a wooded area and is a great place to stay in the park if you want full hookups for your RV. The sewer connection does need a rubber donut to work well (it can work without), but these are not sold in the office or the camp store. We have stayed here a couple of times and enjoy the convenience of this location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location! That is what you are paying for at this campground. The roads into the campground are paved, but pitted with potholes. The spaces are extremely tight. There are no picnic tables nor any fire rings. The laundry area was inadequate to serve Fishing Bridge, let allow that it also serves Bay Bridge. There were approximately 10 washing machines and 12 dryers. I had to stand in line for almost an hour, just to get a turn to use the facilities. To wash a load of clothes costs $2.50 and to dry a load also costs $2.50 and my clothes were still damp, but I felt the need to move on so others could use the dryers. Yes, I would stay here again as it is convenient to the park. Should you go to the park, be sure to go on the Chuck wagon Dinner. It was wonderful!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best thing I can say about this park is that it is located in Yellowstone NP, one of the most scenic places in the country. It is the only full-service campground in the park. All back in spaces, and if you are travelling with anything larger than a small travel trailer, expect a challenge. The loop roads are quite narrow with trees close to the pavement on the outside of the loops. It took me 45 minutes to get backed in, with no damage, but I could see by the damage to the trees across from our site that others weren't so lucky. The sewer connection is about 8 inches above the ground -- another challenge. The rest rooms are rustic but clean and the showers are in a separate building at the entrance to the park. You'll need to drive, especially after dark since this is bear country. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
No discount for senior NP pass. Sites back up to each other and are a bit 'friendly', but pretty level and services work good. Stayed here for 4 nights to 're-charge' then moved on to Mammoth. Only site in park with electric so take advantage. Reservations Required! Hopefully you load up with fuel and grocery before you get here as both are expensive!! Used this as our base for Old Faithful area, but it was a long drive. Try to coordinate your campground with the area you want to see. Get reservations then cross your fingers for first-come sites. Scenery - Priceless ! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First, Yellowstone is awesome, but the Fishing Bridge Campground is a tourist trap. Sites are tight, trashy, and road thru loops is old and in disrepair. For the price, I expected a better facility. Twice, campers backing in behind us nearly backed into our trailer. We had to run out and yell stop! Senior pass discount does not apply here as it does in the other campgrounds in the park. This was our fifth time to visit Yellowstone, but first here. Never again. Better to stay in other non-hookup grounds, or outside the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice sized campground close to Lake Yellowstone. Had a back-in site that was rather tight for our 40' motor home (our nose was just out of the road, and I do mean 'just'). Had all the hook-ups, which was great, but a little pricey for the extreme compact spaces. Nice basecamp to visit a lot of the Yellowstone sites. Probably would forego the hookups and stay at one of the other campgrounds in the park next time for a little more elbowroom. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice location to explore Yellowstone. Sites are very close together and don't allow much room for slides as you have to park your tow vehicle beside the trailer. No ATT cellphone service. Was able to get a clear DISH satellite shot but other sites might not. Saw a bear one AM as I was walking the dog. We made a hasty retreat. Interior roads have many potholes and you have to dodge them going in and out. The Fishing Bridge itself has many deep potholes as you approach the park. $50 is too much for this CG but you are paying for Yellowstone. Very nice staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a great five nights here in our small class B motorhome at the end of a row, just a short walk down to the office, laundry, showers, and pickup for two bus tours we took (Circle of Fire and Lamar Valley Wildlife.) Lots of trees and even wildlife - we saw deer near our site, and followed a bison that strolled into the entrance of our loop one afternoon. The staff was outstanding, professional and accommodating. We were there after Labor Day, so there were some sites open some nights. Location is nice for boat tours on the lake, and a visit to the historic hotel there. I would return and recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I you want to stay in Yellowstone with electricity, water and sewer, this is the only place in the park. We have a 21 foot trailer so parking space was not problem for us. We were able to get Verizon cellphone in the camper, no ATT in the camper. No internet in the park and we had to drive to find 3g for the phones. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 3 nights while touring the Southern and Eastern parts of YNP. RV sites are close together and are in need of improvement. WiFi or Cable TV would add much to this dated park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good park for central access to Yellowstone. Disappointed in how close the sites were. Really had no place to set up chairs comfortably around trailer. Could not extend awning because of a tree just few feet from trailer. Would probably not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I've always wanted to stay in this park and now that I have I probably won't be back for the convenience of being centrally located in a massive National Park, I'm not sure the trade off in amenities was worth it. Yes, I know it's Yellowstone and we love this place, but we also love the camping experience as well. Check in was fairly quick, lots of folks in line and all of them asking the same questions over and over again. We pull a 40ft fifth wheel and getting around to our spot was no problem, but backing in was a huge problem. First you have to get the neighbors to move their vehicles and then back in without hitting the wood posts that are stuck everywhere (saw 3 campers damaged by these post) or hit the pine forest that is very close to the road. Utilities worked good, the sewer drain is in a raised concrete box about a foot off the ground, saw lots of creative ways to get that to work. Campers are crammed in here like I've never seen before, but we left in the morning and came back in the evening like everyone else, so I guess it was ok, but no table, no fire ring, just not my cup of tea. We will not be staying here again. Another campground is not that far away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Other than the location this park has little to offer. The lots are uneven and very cramped. The back of our fifth-wheel was about two feet from our neighbor's trailer door. There is no cell service or Wi-Fi without driving several miles, and then it's spotty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a huge disappointment. If it was not In Yellowstone it would have a terrible business. Roads are falling apart, no picnics tables, sites are jammed on top of each other. Our bikes rack in the back of our 30 foot trailer backed into our back neighbors eating space. We had to pull our bikes off right away and collapse our bike rack. Tow vehicle parking was tight. The staff seems over worked and hectic. The food store was expensive and basic. If this didn't save me 1-2 hours of drive time into the park I would never give them my business again. Look at sites Along Shoshone River east entrance if you don't mind the drive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Simple campsite, only for RVs. Small sites without table, closely spaced. Shower facility is far away from most of the sites, and only two showers per camper per day included. Limited restroom capacity, but clean. No mobile, nor WiFi. Too expensive for the offered facilities, but the big advantage is that this campsite is inside Yellowstone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty much what others have said about the campground. If it wasn't the only campground in the park with hookups it would be empty. Tiny, tight spots, rundown, terrible roads. The spots are incredibly small. We had no place to sit outside the camper at all. The landscaping was overgrown and weedy. We didn't have small children with us, but if you do there is no space for them to play. The lady who checked us in was not friendly or accommodating. We've stayed here a couple of times now and this will be our last. This could be a really nice location and campground if they would invest a couple of dollars in it. On the good side, next door to the campground is a really nice store. Lots of nice items, food etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was very different from the Grand Tetons. Far more like a very large parking lot with A tree between each site, and you were packed in just as close as you are in parking lots! Sites were mostly gravel and fairly level. The only "natural trees" were the islands of them between the loops. The roads were heavily potholed and bumped and in need of maintenance. Staff was "mechanical". FYI: Be prepared - there is (almost, very, very rare) NO cell or internet capabilities anywhere in either the Tetons or Yellowstone (we found one in Mary Bay)! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location of this campground in Yellowstone is good and easy to get to all 4 regions of the park. In June there are tons of mosquitoes. The sites are small but our 35 foot RV to fit along with our tow car. The sites are surrounded with the woods. We there for 5 nights and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Fishing Bridge 21 days. Pros: You are in Yellowstone National Park – the best! Friendly/agreeable office staff – they happily changed our site twice after we found reasons to reject what they gave us. General store and restaurant had fair to good fast food. Cons: $53/night – too expensive for what's provided. Pot-holed, paved loop roads soon to turn into mud & gravel roads. Many unlevel parking sites. No view whatsoever except your neighbor! Small blocks of uncut grass/weeds between sites. Be sure to check slide/awning clearances as many sites have trees, electrical boxes or posts interfering with that idea. Speaking of awnings, be sure to roll yours in when you are not at your RV as the winds get really gusty. A previous reviewer mentioned the person who designed this RV camping area has never had an RV (and he has never emptied a black tank) and now I agree; there is limited room for hooking up/unhooking because you block all traffic on your loop at that time. Insatiable mosquitoes (hordes) in June. Very variable water pressure – use a regulator! Sewer connection sticks up out of the ground about 12” so your drain hose is always full. Did I mention bazillions of mosquitoes that ignored the 31 degree mornings in June? We live in Arizona so we froze (jackets and long pants) most of the time! No cell OR Internet service. We had to drive to Pumice Point or one of the Hayden Valley pullouts (about 10 miles) to connect to a cell, and the Internet connection (we have the Verizon Jetpack) was slow/frustrating. The laundry, located at the check-in building, had 12 washers at $2.25/load & 15 dryers at $1.75/30 minutes and were always in use. We went to the Grant Village laundry which had about 35 washers at $2.25/load & about 26 dryers at $1.75/30min and there was no waiting! Don't tell the attendees you are not from Grant Village RV campground! We would not stay here again for long term but a few days would be tolerable when the skeeters were gone and the temperatures had warmed up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spaces are tight. Electric service went out once while we were there for about 1-2 hours. Apparently, it isn't uncommon for trees to fall on the electrical lines. Generator use is permitted if electrical is out. Nice location for a base to see the sights in Yellowstone. General store close by. Absolutely no Verizon service at campground. There are pay phones. If you drive 3-5 miles toward the East Gate you can get a signal. 2 showers per day per vehicle included in stay. Otherwise its $3.50 a shower. Showers are in registration building. Laundry on site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very simple park. Nothing fancy, but everything works. Friendly staff and above all, you are inside Yellowstone National Park. Spaces were available in June, but make your reservations in advance. I goofed and booked a day to many in error and they gave me a funded for that day. Very accommodating folks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want to be in touch with nature this is the place ! No phone service, no TV, no Internet. Staff is friendly,and the nearby cafe in the General Stores is a good place for breakfast.You must be VERY careful not to leave anything outside to attract bears (we had a big pile of grizzly scat right next to our RV). The gravel sites are pretty even so we needed no leveling. Security is good; the park is patrolled regularly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent one night here. The sites were tight, but we had no problem. Everyone was friendly. There was no Wi-Fi or cell service. We would have no problem staying here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Xanterra staff here is super friendly. The sites are tight and the turns are, too. They really pack them in, but the arrangement and the trees somehow make it ok. We were sure we'd be looking in our neighbors windows, but not the case. The park was very quiet, even though quite full. The water is outstanding - fill your tanks before leaving. FYI - you MUST have a fully hard-sided RV - it's bear country and they will turn away anything that isn't completely hard - no tent trailers or pop-ups that aren't hard. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed the 21st and 22nd, they were shutting off the electric on the 23rd of Sept. The $45 is not all, the parks (Teton and Yellowstone)charge $25 just to get in the park (one charge for both and you get a 7 day pass). This is a no frills park, you get electric, water and sewer, but nothing else. No picnic tables, nor BBQ grills. I suppose because of the wildlife. Long way back to the showers (at the check-in station). Only phone service is pay phones. We'll stay in Cody, WY, or elsewhere, next time. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
The first reviewer's comments get it right. I'm guessing this park was designed by someone who doesn't do RV camping. Either that or the designer wanted to discourage folks from camping in the park. If a big rig was trying to enter or leave you could get trapped in your corner of the loop until they were finished. The elevated sewer connection was icing on the cake. Positives include fairly level paved sites and friendly park staff. We might camp here again, but might consider camping outside the park on our next visit We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It was just OK camping here. We made the reservations a full six months in advance and so did the rest of the world! The sites were very small with just enough room for bigger rigs. The water pressure is off the charts high. You must use a pressure regulator. The absolute worst issue was that the sewer connection was as high as the camper connection making the chore of emptying the black water tank a nasty event, to say the least. It's the only campground in the park with full hook ups but.there is also no TV reception and only one bad radio station from Jackson. No phone service and no Internet. It was a long few days. The actual park and wildlife are great to see and making this visit once will suffice for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An awful campground. Uneven sites, very dusty, too close together. Not convenient for anything. We left after 1 day. Would not go back. Also, in case you get stuck there, a small store/diner near the entrance may have the worst service in Wyoming We camped here in a Motorhome.
On a previous trip to Yellowstone we stayed at the North Entrance. What a mistake! Long drives to almost everything. This time we stayed at Fishing Bridge and could have been happier. The sites are close together, but we were not there to spend time in the campground. Being in the middle of the park allowed us to see it all from the best possible location. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only things I have to say negative about this place are: poor road conditions in the campground, very tight, no picnic tables and no shower house except having to go through the registration office. Kind of goofy. Good aspects: very central location, family friendly, and good full-hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites close together. We were parked about as far away from everything as we could get. You actually have to check in for the showers. Service is great from the people that work here. Had to dump on the way out because of the hookup situation. My gray tank drained when I was here but was still full when I left. Mosquitos are really bad in June and July. The restrooms are on par with other National Parks. The showers are very busy and the staff works pretty hard to keep them clean. I would recommend doing this once. Be prepared for cold weather. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When others have said you are packed in, they weren't kidding. Some bigger rigs could not fully extend their slide-outs. We have a small slide-out and it fit just fine. We liked the location, and have stayed at the Bay Bridge campground in a tent a few years ago. Your site is enough for your rig, plus one towing vehicle (our truck), your door opens up the side of the other rig and their towing vehicle (less than 10 feet away). The back of your rig, is right up to the rig behind you (2-8 feet depending on the size of the other rig). Surprisingly, noise was not as much as we expected. This location is good for exploring the OTHER areas of the park besides the geyser basin around Old Faithful. Most of the park traffic is between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Other than being packed in like sardines (hence, a 2 point deduction), the rest of the stay was very enjoyable. We added back a point (for a total of 9 out of ten) due to the super job and friendliness by the local RV Repair facility. We had a flat tire on our trailer when we arrived. We parked and set up, thinking that we'd have to jack up the trailer and change the tire ourselves. I drove to the repair facility and asked about getting the flat fixed. It cost a bit more, but they came to the site, jacked up the trailer, took the tire, repaired it (we had a screw embedded in the tire: the second one they repaired this day), and came back and replaced the tire on the trailer. Again, it cost more, but it was worth it to us! We only spent the evenings at the campsite. Noise was minimal and neighbors are as friendly as you make them to be. We stayed 3 nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
OK: you have all the expanse of Yellowstone, and they stuff over 300 sites into Wal-Mart-sized parking spaces. I understand the "minimal impact" and all, but there was plenty of room for Xanterra stores and such. Everything we experienced seemed to reveal a concerted effort to keep as many people out of Yellowstone as possible, but that's another story. It was almost impossible to back our 41' RV into the space; it overlapped the other RV spot behind us. There had been two wooden pilings at the back of the space at one time, but they had been knocked over a while in the past. We had to ask the guy behind us to move his truck up a little so we could fit into our space and get out of the road! The mosquitoes were HORRID!! The showers were clean, but extremely inadequate for the number of sites, and at a price of over $3 PER PERSON PER SHOWER: Ridiculous! The only redeeming quality for this park is the proximity to Yellowstone Park: period. We would NOT stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are close together which I can live with, but the asphalt streets were full of potholes. It rained the first night and you could not walk anywhere without getting everything muddy. When we were leaving, we did not dump our trash as it was too muddy in front of the dumpster. Grossly overpriced for what you receive. I do not know if this is because of Xantera running it, or because the national park system is not taking care of it. If we go again we will stay outside the park or try to find a site that does not have full hookups that is cleaner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are kind of tight, but doable. Location is great, pretty central to everything. Water pressure was good. Some issues with power surges. We were in the A loop and were able to get sat coverage. 34' motorhome, dolly and Ford Taurus fit on the site fine. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location!! Great central location to the Lake, Canyon, Tower areas of the park. It is certainly nice to have a few nights with hook-ups after 7 straight without! Yes, the spaces are no doubt, very tight. Had another large 5th wheel behind us, close enough that I could not walk my bike around the one side to get to the bike rack. Some sites will not allow full use of your awning. Bring mosquito spray in summer, lots of them out in the evenings! We have now camped here 5 times over the last 9 years and will keep coming back. We go to Yellowstone to enjoy the park, not sit around in camp all day. The teens with us used the free shower facility credits that we got, a nice thing they did not have last trip here. Don't be fooled by all the negative comments on previous reviews. If you are one that wants to be out all day seeing the park from a great central location that also offers hook-ups, this is your place!! We will definitely be back again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good base camp to explore Yellowstone. Sites are very tight and paved. The sewer hookup is too tall at 8 inches. No cell service in the campground or most of YS. The mosquitoes are fierce. When I made the reservation the quote was $37/night. When we got here the price was $45, which is annoying. We would camp here again. (This is our third time.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Showers and bathrooms were relatively clean considering how many people use them. There are LINES of people waiting to use the showers. Not so much with the bathrooms. Lines of people to use the laundry, etc. Well, Yellowstone is crowded, no doubt about it. As in most national parks, pets must be on leash and don't get to go anywhere in the park except in the RV and office area. The sites are very close to one another. Very, very close. Luckily most of the RV'ers are considerate. We had one group behind us that was not, but that was the exception. The dump stations are high up off the ground oddly, which made it hard for us to dump since we have a small trailer close to the ground. It is a beautiful national park, for sure. Not a bad place to stay -- pretty area with lots of trees. Just really crowded. But worth it if you want to see the park easily. There are small convenience stores close by with typical items (beer, chips, milk, cheese, etc.) and a souvenir shop with maps and guide books etc. Gas station and RV and auto repair right there, too. The registration office sells stuff like RV tank sanitizer for a good price. We had a nice time there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you stay here it is for the location ONLY! The sites are level and the hookups are new, but you will be packed in. I could watch and hear my neighbors TV from inside my trailer. This is the only campground in Yellowstone with full hookups and in a perfect location. It is not however like any other NPS campground. There is no room at your site to sit outside and as crowded as it is I can't see why you'd want to. Suitable as a base camp if you can't live without hookups, definitely not a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yes, the sites are very close together, but this park is all about location. I wasn't sure what to expect from Fishing Bridge, but we were very pleased with our spot. Our 5th wheel is only 34 ft., with one slide out. I saw much larger rigs that had very tight fits up against their neighbors. We fit fine and had plenty of room to park the truck next to the trailer. Backing in can be tricky with the trees in the area in front of the sites. The grocery is limited on stock and expensive, so I would stock up if possible before coming in to the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Only campground in Yellowstone NP with full hookups. Extremely crowded with campers and vehicles just inches apart. Did not use the bathroom as it was a day hike from our site. The showers were located at the main entrance and used by campers staying in other locations and was crowded and busy, so we did not use. Same with the laundry facility. A zoo. Cell phones did not work here, which was a concern for safety issues. No WiFi service which made planning our stay and paying bills difficult as we had to drive to a lodge some 30+ minutes away and pay to have one-hour access. Check in process went surprisingly smooth considering the number of spaces here. Checked out early and received a full refund for the unused time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time to Yellowstone. Was very pleased with staying here. The only draw back, but not the campsite’s fault, is lack of internet and cell phone service. You can get internet at the Canyon lodge and other places in the park. Other than that, would stay here again. A bit pricy but then again, it is a national park. No complaints! One day we even saw a herd of Bison/Buffalo passing right outside our camp entrance. Great park would like to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Check site before accepting assignment. There were small trees across the narrow access road that limited maneuverability while backing in my relatively small 5th wheel. The showers serve many of the tent campgrounds so the lines can get long. There must have been more than 20 women in line for the six showers on the last day of our visit. Campers not staying at Fishing Bridge pay a fee. One morning a minivan pulled in with 15 passengers, all to take showers. Still, if you want hookups in Yellowstone, this is your only choice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a parking lot with a patch of grass and occasional pine tree. Hard sided units only. Double wide sites to park RV/Camper and vehicle. No cell service, no atennae reception. Checkin staff was friendly. Showers are pay. Very busy and full with 1-2 day campers. Must have water regulator adapter as water psi is 100 - must have screw cap sewer connector. Bison walk through campsite. We chose this campground for full hookups and central location to see all of Yellowstone. We stayed here for 4 days. Trail to general store from campground (which has groceries, gas, snack bar and everything else you may need). Gas station on site 4.09 for regular unleaded!! RV and care repair on site. Lots of mosquitos in evening. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is old and extremely small, cramped spaces. To use the showers required hours waiting in the registration building. The mosquitoes were terrible so you couldn't wander outside. The only good thing was the location. Next time I'll stay outside the park. Also, the food in the cafeteria was horrible. We stayed 3 nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is in the middle of Yellowstone NP. It does not have any cell, Internet, or TV access. If you want those, stay in West Yellowstone, drive 50 miles, and pay the $25 daily entrance fee to the park. Sites are close, 40' is the max size, tag axle vehicles won't fit and aren't allowed to stay. Tires must fit on the pavement. No fires allowed (even when wet outside) and can't leave any BBQ out (bears are attracted to food - we're guests, they're permanent residents). Sites are small and season is short - it snowed on Memorial Day. There was room to park 2 cars next to the coach but it was a tight fit. Yellowstone NP is big on maintaining its pristine state; no biomass in, no biomass out. Unbelievable scenery and animal viewing; saw antelope, bears, wolves, elk, bald eagles, etc. This is a big park; drive 50 miles one way to see wolves, or geysers (opposite directions) but sites you'll not see elsewhere. Could get TV and Internet with roof mounted dishes but cell antenna and amplifier didn't work. Limited cell reception in park and no Wi-Fi in park. Hopefully it will stay that way. Xanterra has tours in restored vehicles from the 30's, and the restaurants are similar to the original and have dishes like bison and huckleberry ice cream. Closest restaurants are at Lake Village - 4 miles away. General store and fuel 1/2 mile away. 2 showers per site per day for free, but we didn't use them; pay for more than 2 per day. Staff was friendly, and there are trash recycle bins, bear-proof dumpsters at entrance. We'll stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The office folks were very nice and explained everything very well. Although you were given a shower pass (1 per person per day), we did not use the facilities. The sites are nice. The park was within walking distance to the General Store which we went to several times. The store had a lot of Native American items upstairs that were very interesting. Although we lost electricity for a few hours, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Great to have electricity! I always like to stay at the Fishing Bridge Campground. It is wonderful to stay centrally located in Yellowstone National Park to stay and explore. It is a parking lot style campground with several loops, each with Lots of hard-sided-only RVs. It is nice to have pine trees between the loops. You must unhook and park next to your trailer or Big-rig. Prices are determined by location and services offered, and Fishing Bridge is probably the most expensive - yet I prefer the security of electricity on cool/cold nights or hot days. Work was being to upgrade the electrical service while I stayed. You will need a water-pressure-reducer, or they are for sale as you check-in. I will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Convenient to see the sights of Yellowstone. However, our back-in sight which, while not tight, did present us with an evergreen tree immediately outside our door. We stayed there for three nights and were sightseeing during the days. Once they finish getting electricity installed to all sights, the currently non-electric sights will be better. No cell nor satellite at this campground. Interior roads could be smoothed out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one place where what we expected and what we got were two totally different things! Based on the other reviews posted, I expected just a parking lot with hook-ups. Rather it was a very nice park that exceeded expectations. Yes, the sites are rather tightly packed, but it seemed to be a bigger issue at the rear of the unit where one backed up very close to the unit on the other side of the loop. Not a big deal in our book, as the rear of the unit is not used for "living space". The area on the "door" side of our trailer had a nice grassy area with a tree that gave us privacy from the next unit over. Yes, there are no picnic tables and no fire pits, but honestly, in Sept, it got too cold to spend much time outside once the sun went down. We had our chairs and enjoyed the outdoors while it was still warm, and did not for a minute feel like we were on top of the next party one site over. On the other side, our truck and another set of trees blocked the next site over on that side as well. The only challenge was that the sites are back-in and double wide, which means for those with a trailer, your tow vehicle is parked along side. The "loop" road around each loop is only one lane wide with no shoulder. This meant that with any larger units (our trailer is 28'), your tow vehicle sticks out into the loop road while backing it into place. Traffic is effectively blocked until you get your trailer leveled, wheels chocked and unhooked from the hitch, which can take a bit of time. The road should at least have a shoulder allowing vehicles to pass while parking your trailer. Also, I don't know who designed the sewer outlet, but it is raised about 12 inches off the ground. It was hard to have gravity do its thing when the hose has to run uphill to access the opening! Our site was fairly level, I think we just needed one of those yellow "lego" style blocks under one side's wheels. The roads and pads are paved, and it is required that you keep all wheels on the pavement, which was not a problem. The restrooms where clean, but we did not use the showers. The advantages of full hook-ups! The showers were about $4 each, which is a bit pricey. Don't expect to get a cell signal in the campground regardless of the carrier! We picked up signals during our touring and just accepted that any calls or texts would have to be made when we picked the signal up while out and about. It was very close to all the Fishing Bridge amenities, which include a great General Store, Visitor's Center, gas station ($3.99/gal for the mid-grade stuff), auto and RV mechanic, ice, etc. You could walk to it all, or make a short drive. The location was great for touring. Yellowstone is very large and travel on many of the roads is slow. I could not imagine not staying in the Park. Trying to drive in every day from an outside location would be crazy! We drove enough as it was! So, if you want hook-ups and a good, central location to tour Yellowstone, Fishing Bridge is it! The only reason I gave it an 8 was the parking issue I mentioned and the crazy sewer outlet. Otherwise, it was GREAT! Note that when we were there in early Sept, many of the upper loops where closed due to an extensive renovation of their electrical system. The upper loops that were open did not have functioning electricity. We were in Loop A, and all the lower loops have had their electric work completed, so the power worked great! Oh yeah, one early morning I was out walking with my morning coffee and rounded a corner and there was a bison, right in the campground. I backed up and he strolled right on by our site..., very cool! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
About the only thing going for it was location, however travelling through Hayden Valley was slow due to buffalo induced traffic jams. This hampered most travel on the east side of the park. The sites are narrow, but we fit with one slide out. Almost anything you buy, fuel, food, even showers are a rip off, they know they gotcha. Not sure if we would stay here again as most of the things you want to see are on west side of park (geysers) or on the northern loop (Canyon). West Yellowstone may be a better choice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is no internet, no cell-phone, and no cable in Yellowstone NP but it is ok. There is lots to see. The campground has paved and level sites with full hookups close to neighbours but not uncomfortable. We stayed there in a 31' fifth-wheel for 5 days and will come again for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well, where do I start? First, terrible to get into. They need to cut some of the trees so that you can back up into you spot. We stayed two nights. The first night no hook ups; it was OK but tight. Second night full hook ups; nicer but cramped. This RV park is OK because you are probably just sleeping there and going on trips during the day. That is what we did so it was OK. If you plan on staying for an extended stay I would not recommend this park. Stay outside of Yellowstone for much nicer RV parks. Overall stay was OK. I will go there again if I am staying for a short time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We reserved in April for a single night in July and were told that summer books out 18 months in advance. Lots of people waved away at the entrance, we showed our reservation to get into the driveway. Three rows of RV's checking in. Very rehearsed and efficient hosts for the madness, leaving no questions to ask. There are no other choices inside the park for RVs, but there is nothing wrong with this one, just don't expect to drive up unreserved in the summer. I consider us lucky that there was something there at all, since to us, Yellowstone has always been about tenting in a quiet CG and locking up your food. Rustic, yes. Narrow, yes. Wi-Fi, cell or TV, no. Those are all just fine, because it's Yellowstone! Cell and 3G have bars at Old Faithful and Canyon Village, but don't work reliably, so make your calls when you have the opportunity. We didn't use the laundry or showers, there was quite a line, and you can hear the showers running from the desk. If you plan to return from the ranger-talks or the store after sunset, bring a flashlight, because the "lighted path" they talk about only extends to the ice-machine. This would be a great place to base-camp if you have a tow-vehicle and plan to stay in the park for a few days for hiking/etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Major compliant is mosquitoes overtake the place (however this is Yellowstone and to be expected I assume). This is the only full hook-up facility in Yellowstone and meets those requirements although sewer connection was relatively high for most RVs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow, I am amazed at all the negative reviews. Do your investigations before you go. It's Yellowstone! We were on the D Loop all sites had 30-50 electricity, water and sewer, it all appeared fairly new. The sites are narrow, if you can't back up your RV go somewhere else. If your kids can't use their imaginations, don't come. There are no playgrounds...but the whole park is a playground for adventures. I watched kids playing every night in and around the park. We were rarely in the park during the day. We ate breakfast, packed a picnic lunch then headed out, eating supper at one of the many magnificent lodges. The showers were pay showers, but were clean. We only used them once, then used our shower and emptied the gray tank when needed. Wildlife is everywhere, don't let anyone tell you there's nothing to see in July. We were there in late July and saw 4 bears, badgers, elk, pronghorn, marmots, rented a boat on Lake Yellowstone, etc. As far as the park it is close quarters, and we did have mosquitoes, but nothing OFF didn't fix. The lodges, stores, restaurants are really well equipped, I even picked up a bottle of Yellowstone Whiskey at the general store at Fishing Bridge. This is "THE" park to visit. don't let all the, "Negative Nancy" reviews get you down, it was awesome, the staff was always more then helpful...I've only been gone for a few days but miss it already. We Will Be Back!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Location is about the only thing this park has going for it! Sites are very tiny. You're almost on top of your neighbor! Electricity was not available at the campsites, and was not working in the bathrooms. Showers were available, for a fee, at the main registration building. The staff was rude and not helpful. There is no where for children to play, except in the streets. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Expensive for no electric. The sites are very tight. Had to watch very closely to open slides so not hit the neighbor's unit. No picnic tables. No cell or TV reception. Mosquitos were very bad all day long. Would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The site was okay. You can't beat the location though to see all the park. The plus's: location, location, location. It was easy to access all four corners of the park from Fishing Bridge. The newly restored power made all the difference in making the stay very enjoyable. The general store and the ranger station were very close and access to the gas station was very easy. However, the pay showers were a minor annoyance. The minus's: no picnic tables and the sites were pretty cramped. We thought we had reserved a pull through, but everything was a back in. While not a big problem, for us as first time RV'ers, it was a bit of a challenge to back in continuously, especially late at night and in the middle of a torrential rain/hail storm. Pay showers also were an annoyance as were the prolific mosquito's. Overall, the grandeur of the park made up for any minor issues, and we liked our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good Option for RV campers in Yellowstone. Lots of Dawn/Dusk wildlife 5-10 minutes from camp. Sites are cramped, but we managed with our 34' trailer and tow vehicle(barely). Gas/groceries nearby. No scenic views, due to heavy timber. Pleasant staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The quarters are tight here but we didn't spend much time at the camper. We didn't have electricity and the 8 AM to 8 PM for generators was hard to stay in if you spend the day out. Since the sun rises so early and the sun doesn't set till late, we lost track of time and would only get 30 minutes or so to run the generator. If you are worried about your battery dying and want lights, a few had solar panels (last place to purchase is in Cody from east entrance). There were so many mosquitoes we only walked out of the camper to get in the truck. The sewer is about a foot off the ground and our connection is low on the camper so we couldn't use the sewer at the site since we were pushing uphill so come prepared with a sidewinder or something. There is no cell service, Wi-Fi, or TV reception. It is the only full hookup campground in Yellowstone but we didn't have electric or sewer so I would stay somewhere else if we went back. There are lots of washers and dryers, the campground is close to the store and showers are $3.38/person. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived here on June 6th and were amazed by the snow drifts in the campground. Also had a grizzly walk through the B loop at 8 am the 2nd morning. We saw snow, thunderstorm with hail, 30 degree overnight temps and sunny days in our stay. As others have said, it's very tight quarters, but doable in a 26' TT. It is central to all things Yellowstone. The bath & laundry facilities were reasonably clean. But 2 weeks with no cable TV, no Wi-Fi and no cell service unless you drove around looking for a spot, got old. We LOVED Yellowstone and when we go back, we'll have satellite and internet capability on board. And maybe go a couple of weeks later! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the only park in Yellowstone with full hook-up so for that reason it is worth the money if you are going to be here for awhile, also it's central location makes for less driving while touring the park. Sites are close but not as bad as we expected from some of the other reviews. We camped here in a 33' motor home with a tow car. When in Yellowstone you probably are not going to hang around your camp site so no patio area, no problem. Our dome dish worked very well, no local channels, but plenty of others. No cell service anywhere in the Park unless you are close to a village so no Wi-Fi connection. If we came back to Yellowstone we would probably stay in one of the other campgrounds, more pleasant looking sites, larger and scenic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would have rated lower but it IS in the heart of Yellowstone, which is a very special place. No complaints about the park, but the campground, which is run by Xanterra, has a lot of room for improvement. First, the cg roads are in pretty bad shape with lots of large deep potholes. Second, the sites are very close together. The camper behind us was less than 2' away. Part of the reason maneuvering was tight was due to all the snow drifts in front of and beside the sites. Some sites were fine, but some were tough to deal with. We changed from our first site due to the drifts. And when I went back to the office to change, a host scoffed and gave me some serious attitude. More maneuverable rigs should be ok. We have a 34' 5er and crew cab dually w/ long box and it was challenging. Of course the long dually doesn't help, so just a "heads-up". Third, you cannot know whether you'll have electric until you arrive. The reservation disclaimer says "no electric" and that the project will go into 2012. Ok: but they've been working on it for 2 years now, so come prepared. Also, if you're sensitive to generators be aware that pretty much every unit in the non-electric section will fire them up at 8 a.m. for a few hours and then again later in the p.m. until 8. Also, be aware that the bears are very active and we saw lots of them all over the park. If you've not been to the park before, you'll love it. Bring a good camera and better lenses. The weather was cold and rainy with highs around low 50's and lows in the low 30's. So, June is early spring here. But, regardless of the weather, I think you'll love it! BTW: Xanterra does a great job in the restaurants. We had a great meal at Lake Yellowstone Hotel! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a tough one to review, since Yellowstone is an amazingly beautiful NP, and the "campground" sits in the middle of it. The CG itself is basically a parking lot. The sites are narrow (I mean really narrow- that is, your trailer and truck, and that's it... no opening the awning, no putting out chairs), and there's no views. Why they didn't take advantage of Yellowstone Lake, or even open up the sites a little is beyond me. I was really disappointed, but you're in the middle of one of America's premier National Parks, so we just used it as a base camp to eat and sleep. CG is adjacent to a bear preserve, so you've got to keep your site policed (not hard to do, since there's no room to do anything outside the trailer, anyway), and there's no leaving anything outside. As nice as it was to be in the center of the park, we wouldn't stay here again. Mainly because we couldn't simply unwind, and 'camp' at the trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There was lots of snow, but still plenty of room to back in to the site. I didn't feel crowded at all. We planned to use this as our base camp while touring all of Yellowstone, but just stayed here three nights while we visited Old Faithful, Canyon, and areas in between. Access to many areas was closed due to snow from the severe winter. We moved over to Madison Campground to see that part of the park. I would highly recommend this campground! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basic N.P. campground with electric, sewer and water. Staff could be testy...some disappointment that museums and information center were not open before the Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Access for a 5th wheel was terrible had to go get a different spot. No electric but they are working on it. Will not stay there again. There are no pull thru spots and spots are cramped. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Location, location, location right in the park however, sites are very close together but you do get water hookup. People do get up early and move out but all and all it was a quiet place. Check-in staff was friendly. They are repairing the damaged electric so next year some sites might have electric again making this a good choice if you want electric. Cell phones won't work at all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location. We were pleasantly surprised at the ease of parking: we had agonized over this park. We had a site on the end of a loop which helped a lot with the tightness of the sites. They are close. We used the dump station because sewer connection had to run uphill?!? If they would allow generators to run later in the evening (after 8 p.m.), it would greatly help the comfort of the park. But it is in a great location to visit Yellowstone. We would rate it a lot higher when electricity is back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fishing Bridge was pretty much as described on most of these posts: a crowded 'parking lot' to be used mainly as a base camp. We had no problem getting settled in or deploying our slides in the double-wide campsite. This was a good location to view much of Yellowstone. Office staff were helpful (even though a bit long-winded) at check-in. Water pressure relief valve was a must, but the staff is diligent in reminding everyone. With a generator, we did not miss the lack of electric hook-ups. There is evidence of work-in-progress in a couple of the closed loops. We would recommend Fishing Bridge, as long as you are not looking for a sit-around-the-campfire type of campground! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I'll go back to Yellowstone the next chance I get but I would not stay at Fishing Bridge again if you paid me. The check in process was awkward and there was a cluster of RVs all tangled up in the check in area when we got there. The sites are crowded together and the roadways are narrow. There are no picnic tables, or even room for a table and so you have to put your grill on the ground. The majority of sewer pipes are ELEVATED 15-24 inches so you have to empty your tanks against gravity. We would have been much happier staying at one of the other campgrounds with no hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best part of this park is its location in the central portion of Yellowstone. We did not have electric service during our stay, but we were only at the campground in early morning and late evening. Better than staying outside the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good for a National Park campground. The sites were a bit closer together than we had hoped for. Not much privacy, but we had a wonderful time in Yellowstone anyway. The laundry was large and clean. We did not use their showers because they charge $3.50 for each one, but we had water hook-ups, so showering in our motorhome was no problem. We hadn't towed, so we walked to the store and the visitors center several times and it was a reasonable distance. If we go back to Yellowstone, we'd probably want to try out a different park, though I'm sure this is one of the best for RVers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Light sleepers stay away. Someone was always coming or going early and late. It was only place I could get reservations and the experience was as I suspected it would be. The check-in staff was courteous and mostly efficient. The store was nearby and sufficiently stocked. The evening ranger programs were very good. The mosquitoes here were awful. All sites are basically the same except some sun orientation can leave day times hot. Lots of rental RVs show up here...I'm just saying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was friendly and the grounds were reasonably well maintained, except for the electrical service which had gone out earlier in the year, with no indication of when, or even if, they were going to fix it. Privacy apparently wasn't a major design consideration when the built the place and you can expect to be packed in cheek to jowl with your neighbors. It's not really a "destination" kind of place though and most people are only here to sleep so its not really a big deal. All sites are back-in and the aisles are pretty narrow so, depending on which spot you end up in, getting a trailer backed in properly can be a bit of a challenge. I'm a fair hand at the wheel but it took me six tries to get the rig situated to my liking. Definitely not the place to try backing your rig for the first time. Its a bit pricey considering that there's no electrical service and you have to pay extra for showers (?!) but it's in a beautiful setting and its central location makes it a great base camp for exploring the park. I don't regret staying here but next time we go to Yellowstone, I think we'll try dry camping in one of the other campgrounds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Location is the main attraction at this campground as it provides a central base for exploring Yellowstone National Park. The only utilities offered in the current season were water and sewer due to work on the electrical system. The ban on generator use was in force in spite of the lack of electric. Sites are tight and close together on narrow interior roads. There is no AT&T phone or data service and no WiFi available at the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground for east side of Yellowstone exploring. It is required to have hard sided campers only. Did have a buffalo in the campsite one morning. Rangers are great. Site set-up is a little odd as mentioned earlier but usable. They do not have electricity this summer but will next. Water, sewer at sites. Only campground in YNP that has full hookups. Shower fee is unusual but we used our own so no big deal. Can't wait to stay here again. Store well stocked, gas station with propane. No cell service is only reason did not get a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very helpful workers. We stayed 6 days. No power, but there were water and sewer connections. I heard they may have the power back up by next year. The sites are very very tight, like a few inches apart. We could hear every word in the next camper. No shade on any site that I could see. But this is in the middle of a very big national park so you have to take what you can get and enjoy the park. We camped at the west entrance last time, and there was a 2 hour drive from there to get into the center of the park. So considering that, we had a fine time and will camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The restrooms were clean. I felt like we were in a parking lot though. The sites are so close to each other. The showers cost $3.25 per person. For the price, the showers should have been included. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Looking at previous reviews we were warned not to expect too much from this campground. However, being new to owning a 32 foot rig, we wanted to take advantage of the water/sewer hook-ups and the central location in the park. Overall it was what we expected, but we would not stay here again; especially if they don't add the electrical back to the sites. All back-in sites, configured so you have someone directly on three sides with only a couple of feet in-between. We lucked out because no one was to the one side for the three days we were here. However, for two nights people returned to their site behind us after 10pm and made lots of noise and ran their generator after hours. On the third night, a new party showed up after 11pm and did the same. Too bad because it made a marginal campground worse. Anyway, the general store and gas was a short drive or walk and fairly well stocked. Even being located in the middle of the park, most areas we visited were still 45 minutes to an hour away. It's a big park but we did see most everything including the main attractions, lots of wildlife, and even did some fishing. More fire remnants than we expected. Probably would try to stay near Madison next time now that not having hook-ups is not a big deal for us anymore. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived at the campground without making a reservation around 10:30 AM. Although the sign at the entrance stated 'FULL' we found out at the reception that there was room for our RV and we booked two nights. Water and sewer hookup, but no electricity and no generator allowed. Next to the campground is a large shop where I bought my fishing license (required to fish Yellowstone), a gas station with reasonable prices ($3.05 for regular), propane and a vehicle repair shop. A good place to bed down after a busy day touring the park. Be prepared to run your heater during the night. And pack your fly rod and camera! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fishing Bridge has a terrific location near the middle of Yellowstone. Absence of electrical hookups (understand they will be available in 2011), made camping a challenge which we were able to meet. Sites were adequate in size: no problems encountered. Camp hosts were very accommodating. Would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we arrived the water pump had broken the night before. There were no showers or laundry available for the day. The back in site was very tough to navigate. To even back up the truck, without the trailer, into the parking spot we were in the forest. No one can pass if you are backing in your trailer. The sites connections are not well maintained. Water was leaking from the connections. Maintenance came by to get it fixed, and said that the request had been open for a year. We made it on battery power for 4 days with a solar panel. There was an outlet for a hair dryer in the restrooms. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good central location for seeing all of Yellowstone. The electric is out of service this year and it was very, very cold late at night and early morning. It was snowing on our arrival and hail during our week was visible. The sites were very difficult to maneuver since the restrictions for car locations off their limited grass are strict. There is no help in locating or parking at site. Even with my negative comments, our Yellowstone experience was worth all the discomfort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites close together. Grounds well maintained. Generator hours are 8AM to 8PM and strictly enforced. Good central location for visiting all of the park's features. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is way overpriced for basically parking lot camping. There are trees between the sites. You get water and sewer but no power?? There are power boxes here so I don't know what's up with that. It would be much greener to run electricity than to have noisy generators running gas all the time! But if you have a larger rig, your choices are limited if you want to see the park and not drive 100 miles a day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great home base for visiting Yellowstone. All sites are back in with lots of room. Water and sewage only, but you are allowed to run generator 8am to 8pm. No cell phone service, no cable or local TV, or WI-FI. We spent 4 days here and enjoyed ourselves very much. I hope to return to Yellowstone someday and will stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good central location for seeing all of Yellowstone and for day trips out of the park. The electric is out of service this year, so generators are allowed. But they are only allowed from 8am to 8pm?! Quiet time is 10pm to 6am? With these hours, it is very hard to get batteries recharged or cook a meal at the end of the day. At Yellowstone, you want to be out seeing stuff from 8am to 8pm, and with the generator hours, we had to give away a couple hours of the day to make sure to get the batteries charged up to run the furnace at night. But if we had gone off sight for full hookups we would have spent that time driving I suppose. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed for 4 nights in site G321, in some of the coldest weather we have ever camped in. 3 of the nights it dropped below freezing and snowed. There is no electricity now and probably won't be until Xanterra settles their contract with the NPS. The sites were fine for us, we were able to fit a 35 ft MH and car next to each other without having to bang into each other getting by. Sites are asphalt with evergreen trees either behind or next to sites with pine trees on the outer perimeter for shade. They were only parking rigs on one side of the loop so there was no one behind us. The park had vacancies every night, not sure if it was because of weather or the fact there was no electricity. Generators can be run from 8am-8pm. Park still has sewer and water though, so still the best value for us instead of driving into park each day: we were closer to where we wanted to go each morning. Be sure to unhook hoses when weather drops to freezing temperatures. Some campers forgot and had no water in morning. Park restrooms were clean and heated with hot water in them. Need to use water regulator because pressure varies from 0-100 psi according to office. We found the pressure to be low on our trip. Village of Fishing Bridge has everything you need: groceries, shops, gas, propane, restaurant, visitor center, and hiking. Easy access to see rest of park from here. Park office has small store, showers ($), laundry and dump station if you camp elsewhere and need it. Rows A-D are no generator rows and E-G are for generators. There is no TV available and only Verizon worked in limited areas of park. ATT did not work at all. Some roads were closed completely during our stay and some closed periodically for the weather. Check road conditions before traveling anywhere when there is bad weather nearby. All in all, we would definitely book here again in the future. Even if there was no electricity. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best thing about this campground: location, location, location. Worst: tight sites. This is absolutely the best place to camp to see as much of Yellowstone as possible. It is located pretty much in the middle of the park, which saves you time and driving to the many venues. It's the only campground inside the park with full hookups, and we thought the price of $39 was a very good value. Water pressure was good and electricity stable. Sewer connection was a bit high off the ground but it was no big deal to us. The sites are very tight and backing into them is not for the faint of heart, but once we got in and settled, the closeness of other campers really didn't bother us. Yes: one of our slideouts was smooshed up against a tree, but we were able to deploy all our slideouts and were able to fit our truck in the space next to our trailer. This campground was built a long time ago, and we were happy to be able to fit our 36' fifth wheel here. In spite of the many tall pine trees ringing all the loops, we were able to get satellite reception. The Xanterra workers in the office were great and went out of their way to accommodate our needs. This is the only place we will stay to visit Yellowstone and would definitely come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's all about the location, which in this case was perfect. It has all the necessary hookups to be able to go off and sight see everyday. If you are just going to "camp" I would look for something different. Sites are close together, but we never spent anytime sitting outside as we were sightseeing everyday. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park desperately needs to be reconfigured. Nearly all the spaces are too small inasmuch as you are only a couple of meters from your neighbor's rig. I would suggest that they copy the layout at Colter Bay in Grand Teton NP and convert most of the sites to pull throughs. Another poor feature is the quantity of posts along the interior roadways. We met at least three people who had hit one of these and damaged their rigs. These posts need to be removed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was very crowded, the sites were small. sometimes two vehicles' slides would overlap, and it was expensive. It was also muddy out in front of our trailer after a rain. We left there and found another campground in the park in Madison. Although there were no hook-ups, this was a much more pleasant camping experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's hard to rate this campground, so my rating is essentially neutral. I agree with most of the prior comments: sites are tight for anything over 35' and some are difficult to get into because of trees across the road that restrict your movement, but it's doable. We had to park our truck down the road because the way we had to angle our trailer to fit, left no room for the truck, but we had ample room for our slides and awning. The sewer connections are raised and difficult to use but if you have a support for your hose and use care in dumping, they work. If you have a big rig, reserve early, arrive early in the day, check out your site and, if it doesn't work, I think the office staff will try to relocate you if they can. In other words, if you're flexible and patient, don't expect a resort and are willing to put up with a little inconvenience to stay in a central location with full hook-ups, this place works fine. We'd definitely come back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is centrally located in Yellowstone National Park and has full hookups. It is the only park with full hookups in this area. Only hard sided rigs are allowed here, no tent trailers or hybrids. This is due to the large number of bears in this area. The access roads are tarred but have a few pot holes. The sites are small and short, we had difficulty getting into our site but after some maneuvering were able to get situated 16 inches from the large motorhome behind us, I measured. There was no room to extend our awning due to a very close tree. We have 2 slides on the same side and there was plenty of room for the slides. We did have a nice view of a very thick forest and plenty of room for our 2 lawn chairs and a small table. The bathrooms were clean. The showers were a long walk to the office area and cost $3.25 so you are better off to shower in your rig. There is a well stocked store, gift shop, and snack bar about 6 blocks away. There is also a gas station with diesel fuel and propane. There are no picnic tables. Campfires are not allowed. The park had a sewer smell in the mornings. The water pressure can get very high, up to 100 PSI so bring a pressure reducer for your water hookup. This park is very busy due to the great location and you will likely need reservations to get in. We arrived by noon on September 8th and the park was completely full. There were a few 40-foot rigs here, they fit but it was a tight fit. Our stay here was pleasant, we were aware of the shortcomings of the park but were happy to get a site in this great location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a nice campground but nothing fancy, you are paying for the location and the luxury of full hook-up. They tell you the water pressure fluctuates and they strongly recommend a regulator so be sure to bring one along.
(admin note: there will be no electricity for a year as some how the wiring has failed 20091219) We camped here in a Motorhome.
We telephoned a booking the day prior to our arrival. By afternoon on arrival day, the park was full. We enjoyed our stay here, the staff were efficient despite being extremely busy. The amenities were satisfactory. The staff went out of their way to help me as I was on crutches for an ankle injury, waiving shower fees etc. and providing a chair. The camp site was level and quiet considering the huge number of sites. We would recommend and stay there again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Yellowstone's only RV camp with hookups can't lose, so they don't try to win. Extremely tight back-in sites, essentially a parking lot in the forest. But since there is nowhere else. Note that there seems to be no cellphone service at Fishing Bridge even though there is excellent service in some areas of Yellowstone. I use Sprint aircard for my laptop, plus a Sprint phone, and had to drive to Canyon Lodge or Old Faithful Lodge or a couple of other places just to get a connection. It's 2009: hello??? This all seems absurd, but the company that manages Yellowstone's concessions confirmed their level of performance by the food their restaurants serve. Suggestion: pack your own lunch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a campground like you get at a KOA, Good Sams or any number of the State Parks we have stayed at. Fishing Bridge is a base camp! It is centrally located in the park, is the only one with any sort of hookups (they are full h/up; bring spare boards to elevate your sewer hose and insulation and a 45psi regulator for your water hose). My 35ft, 3-slide class A scraped in, but we couldn't put out the awning due to the tree at our site. There is no cell coverage here from anyone: only VZ had 3G and that was at Old Faithful. Had both VZ & ATT at 1X at Canyon and Mammoth as well. XM was spotty in our spot, but worked fine in the car, we don't have satellite so relied on DVD's before collapsing from exhaustion! Bring your supplies, top off the tanks before entering the park (Bozeman, Cody, Salt Lake, Jackson) and my best suggestion is to prepare your dinners (casseroles, soups, etc...) and freeze them in dry ice in a cooler you won't use for the first 5 days you travel.
Note: It cost me $50. for 30lbs of dry ice and 2 bags of regular ice, but it SAVED me a few hundred in eating 'on the way' and frustration when we got home each night. Every other review here is accurate in my opinion. The sites are incredibly tight, the showers are expensive (and far from E, F & G Loops) and your water pressure does fluctuate. The power stayed on just fine but keep the windows closed since the fumarols smell can travel far. We chatted with our neighbors, but they changed almost daily, and no one was sticking around the campground when they could be out looking at the sites. Think of FB as a storage depot instead of a campground, and you will have a kinder opinion of the site. But, all things considered, it really isn't bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this campground for the hookups that are not offered anywhere else in Yellowstone. The sites are extremely close and hard to get into because the roads are so narrow. It turned out to be a good base camp for exploring Yellowstone and we had no complaints. It should be noted that if you decide to leave early, they will refund your money for the unused portion. We used the laundry facilities and they were impeccably clean with new machines. The Bison are all around and we witnessed one walking across the bridge, holding up traffic. If you go to Yellowstone, take plenty of groceries and supplies. The prices in the stores are outrageous. A loaf of bread was $4.00 and a 12-pack of bottled water was $8.00. It is a beautiful place to visit and one of the highlights of our lives. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If this campground was in just about any other location, I would rate it even lower. The main thing it has going for it is the location and the fact that it is the only campground with any hookups in Yellowstone NP. The sites are close together. No picnic table and little room to even put out a table and chair. We were in C loop and there was one bathroom with two stalls and a urinal in the men's room for 102 sites. One of the toilets was out of order for the 3 days we were there. The sewer hookup at our site was built up so high with PVC extensions that the tanks would not drain properly. The Xantera staff was indifferent to this situation first blaming it on the age of the facility which had nothing to do with these obviously recently installed PVC fittings. They then recommended using the dump station and finally suggested moving to another site which did not seem to be much of a solution as all the vacant ones I looked at seemed to have the same situation. The central location does make putting up with the inconveniences and poor attitude of the employees, but does not excuse them. The campground is within walking distance of the general store, visitor center and amphitheater where ranger presentations are given every night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We did not feel comfortable in this park. Our 35' coach barely fit in the site they swore would be plenty big enough. Even then, we had to park on an angle to avoid hitting the coach behind us and the tree when the door opened. The 'patio' was on the wrong side of the coach - away from the door, and when the neighbor put out his 10x10 canopy, we could barely get our HHR in to park it. The roads are so narrow that you can barely back into your site. The first site assigned to us had a 2 ft high post, a fire hydrant, and a small light right in front of the site, so you couldn't turn the coach to get it into the site without hitting another post at the corner of the pad! The sewer connection is 6" high and placed inside a cement barricade (so you can't run over it). Unfortunately, it makes it very difficult to dump without spilling. All in all, we will never return - we'll boon dock in Yellowstone before going back to this park - even if it is the only one that has hookups. Oh - no cell service either, though there is service at all of the lodging facilities in the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is hard to rate, because it depends on what you want in Yellowstone. We were unhappy with how closely spaced the sites were, but the office was extremely helpful in re-booking us to another campground in the park, and they gave us a refund for the unused nights. You need a water regulator and secure sewer fittings on both ends to use water and sewer, neither of which we had (they sell them). So we just used our tank water and their dump station. They have a large laundry facility, and pay showers, but all showers were out of service the night we were there. This RV park was OK for one night, but we moved on because we wanted a roomier site with a fire pit and picnic table. Read all the reviews to see if this is the right spot for you, and realize this is the only park within Yellowstone with hookups. We camped for one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Thirty-six bucks is not bad, add in $3.25 each for a shower and the cost gets up there! Something should be done for the mosquito infestation at the upper end of the campground. Obviously something is done at the lower end where the showers and laundry are as we never saw any down there. The mosquitoes were so bad we could never go outside to sit, barbecue, nothing. We had to run from the vehicle to the trailer and Citronella candles did nothing, these monster mosquitoes are immune!!!! So, if you are coming here...bring LOTS of Deet!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a pretty cramped park for big rigs, but it is in the greatest location possible. It may take you a little longer, or a little more effort to get your rig in, but it is worth it. There were lots of big rigs there. Very nice people at registration, and very nice people throughout the park. Great experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Only campground in Yellowstone with hook-ups. Sites are narrow, but not bad. They let us request 2 sites side by side. Make sure you get reservations early. Great central location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites are close together. There is no cell phone service for AT&T or Sprint. The sewer connection is raised up 8-12" which makes it hard to drain the waste tanks. The employees are nice. We had the only site in the park with hookups. We will come again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Centrally located in the Park with full hookups. Good site organization for such a large park though sites were tight - back-in only. Additional fee to use showers. Big plus: will return payment if one decides to leave early. Would stay in this park again although there was no WiFi and Verizon did not work here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground was adequate and the sites were close together. Staff was very helpful with the check-in process. The showers were very clean. An excellent laundry facility. The location of the campground was near everything in the park. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was wrong to assume campground was on the lake. You are packed in like sardines with a view of some pine trees mostly dead. Some sights you walk out into a pine tree so we were lucky we had a patch of dirt and weeds. No campfires, dogs cannot be left alone for one minute, nightly spot light checks, no phones, wifi or TV. The plus is you are centrally located and that Yellowstone is beyond words describing it's beauty! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was centrally located, and close to a store, restaurant and gas, which made it real convenient. They had no picnic tables and fires are not allowed. Spaces are very narrow and "L" shaped to allow you to park your car next to the RV. The one draw back to the park were the mosquitoes - they were fierce and plentiful. You could not sit outside, and taking the dogs for a walk was a chore. No communications with the outside world at all! No cell phone, satellite, radio, not even NOAH weather. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As far as location and proximity to attractions in the park, I would give it a 10. However, it is like being in a parking lot. You have no space to set up anything outside your tent, but then again you won't want to be outside in the summer months. The mosquitoes are terrible! So overall it gets a 6! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've read many other reviews of this site. They're pretty accurate for the most part. However, considering It's a National Park and preservation of the resource is a priority. We found that even though the sites are closely packed, everyone has space for their RV, and their other vehicle. Every site has a small green space, and the sites are very private. We found it to be a most intelligent design given the demand for space, and all of the attendant environmental issues. We spent a wonderful 4 days enjoying the splendors of Yellowstone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After living and camping in California, this campground is nothing as what I feared: it isn't that tight; yes we were able to pull our slide out and could have with the awning (but it rained early the next morning). I found the sites to be what it is: a large campground for 325 RVs. I would come back here again, especially in June, as one night the temperature was down to 33F! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A parking lot-type of campground with trees around the loops. The restrooms have hot and cold water, a real plus and not something we found at the other 3 Yellowstone campgrounds we stayed at. The area buildings are very nice, some are historic, the store is huge and has a bargain loft. Could use more rest rooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
RV campsites with hook-ups are only available at this campground in Yellowstone. The sites -- while accommodating both an RV and a dingy or tow-vehicle -- are quite narrow, and you get a very cramped feeling there. Similar to many other park campgrounds, there is no electronic communications available here. As a matter of fact, when you check in, they inform you that if you need to make an emergency phone call, you have to walk back to the office area (could be as far a half a mile for some sites) and use the pay phone. The Fishing Bridge area, however, is very centralized for access to other areas of the park. Just down from the campground entrance are shops, auto/RV repair facilities, etc. Further down the road are the facilities of Lake Lodge and Inn, with restaurants and other amenities. As we didn't have a car/dingy with us, we got around by car with friends of ours who were staying in a park cabin. There is no shuttle service or commercial vehicles to take you to park locations. You can, however, get picked up by local concessionaires who offer very pricy touring packages. Our campsite was not very level and we had to use all of our blocks to get to a reasonable degree of level. This pretty much worked for us, as we didn't have to say in our RV much of the time. For Yellowstone by RV with hook-ups, this campground is your only option while inside the park. Although we weren't really happy with either the site, nor the proximity to other campers (the place was almost full), we would still stay here again on our next trip -- which will be WITH a toad next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you must have hook-ups, this is the place for you, but if you can get along without them, the other campgrounds are much nicer and spacious. The sites are very small. On the plus side, the staff is extremely helpful. They allowed us to add a reservation date, then cancel it, without fuss. The down side is essentially a product of the need for hookups. The park is well-kept, bathrooms clean, sites level. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Feels like a tailgate parking lot at a football game. Very tight spots. Great facilities and close to many attractions, but we did not care for the layout of the campground. Only place for full hookups in the park, so you have to weigh your priorities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is what it is. A place to park an RV with full hookups in the middle of Yellowstone. Our site was in B loop with plenty of room for our trailer. Even had satellite reception on my portable dish. Saw a wolf (not a coyote) out the camper window one morning. That's worth 39 bucks. Would stay here again, and again, etc. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is a huge, tight to navigate and has all small back-in spaces. Maybe some areas are big-rig friendly but I did not see them. It's the only full hook-up CG in Yellowstone. No matter what is said about the CG you should remember that Yellowstone National Park is a star and is what matters. Where you park and sleep is secondary to the experience of the First National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spaces are very tight and access roads narrow. We had an end space which was nice but very difficult to park our 23' TT due to the curve on the loop. There is little room for awnings or slideouts. There are trees between most spaces which help the privacy, but you are right on top of each other. My neighbor couldn't get his fifth wheel in the correct position, so he ended up with the sewer under his rig and the slideout over my water and electric. Go somewhere else with your big rig. We would have moved to a dry campground but they were being closed up for the season so options were limited. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is over crowded and not set up for big rigs. The electric was only 30 amp.,and was weak. The water pressure was between 60 and 90 psi and was not constant. The showers were 3.50 dollars extra and were not very clean. It had no other amenities. We have camped here in the past, but we will never camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is a disgrace!! If the National Park system is going to allow a concessionaire to run these parks, then they should make them upgrade the sites and the electrical end of it. It is so run down looking and the electricity kept going on and off. Unfortunately, it's the only game in town. We would normally dry camp but it was dropping below freezing at night and we didn't want to have problems with the plumbing. Sites were about as tight as you can get them and not real level. Glad we were gone most of the time as this place would have driven us up a tree. What a shame, Yellowstone is a jewel in the National Park system. What must tourists from other countries think when using this facility? The only redeeming feature is that there's a laundry room and shower facility here with very friendly park personnel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an overpriced campground and there are no pull-throughs. I first rented a spot for my 35 ft class A, and tried to back in the spot. I ended up scratching the side on trees. There is no room to maneuver. The staff cannot help you at all. I asked for my money back, and they gave me a 40 ft site, which was a little better. I finally got in. It was scary walking at night because there had been grizzly bear in the park the night before I came. I was sufficiently scared walking my dogs. Laundry closed early and check out time prevented you from starting laundry in the morning and being finished by check out, so I had to pull the rig into the parking lot and do laundry from there. Don't camp there if you can help it, there is nothing exciting about it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is nothing more than a very tight parking lot. The sites are very small and not well kept. The dust was a pain too. For half the money and great camp sites go to the other, dry camping, areas. They are much better and will make for an enjoyable stay. Only use Fishing Bridge if you have to have hook-ups! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is perfect for home base while you visit Yellowstone. Sites are a little tight and back ins. Store is very close. Bring the bug spray for mosquitoes. We would stay here again if we were in Yellowstone. Make your reservation early this is the only full hookup campground in Yellowstone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fishing Bridge is so beautiful and so historic. The sites are a little small but you're mainly driving around the Grand Loop seeing the sights. The staff that operate the park were extra nice and accommodated us by getting us a second night stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the first campground of our trip that I just hated. Thought we'd love staying in the park itself, but we were squeezed on 3 sides by enormous Class As with their slideouts hulking over our rig, and listening to them running their heaters. Way too cramped. Nowhere to sit outside (probably because of bears). Very noisy, too, with tons and tons of children (and the aforementioned running of equipment). Bathroom facilities were barebones and unpleasant. Showers cost $3.25 and were a long walk away. We didn't hook up water (a regulator was needed) or sewer (as another device was also needed) and got out of there before 7AM as we were so miserable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You can't beat Yellowstone. The area is beautiful to explore from here. Yellowstone is huge and really eats up time, so a central location is important or one near to what you what to see and do. The campsites are very tight. You have to know the length of your trailer and truck to reserve. Roads and sites are paved. A forest of lodgepole pine trees surround the campground loops. It has always been full when we have been there, so reserve early. The bath house and laundry close at 9 or 9:30 p.m. so you have to time it. There is a charge for using the shower - about $3.75. This is located at the office area, so having a bicycle is handy. In our camping loop there was a flush toilet and sink. During the summer, it stays light until 10 p.m. so activity doesn't cease. The campground office and greeting staff were very helpful. You can book reservations to tours or attractions in the park from here. You can drive about 3 miles from the campground, out the east entrance to the park, and pick up cell and Internet service. This summer has been the worst mosquitoe outbreak in years. We were coated with DEET spray at all times. No campfires are allowed in this area. You can have a campfire at Bridge Bay which is next to a lake and nearby in Yellowstone. The snow was still piled in the woods in late June. Children and pets throughout. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites are so small that we saw two campers leave because they couldn't get their rigs in. Campground roads not well maintained. Dumpsters not located conveniently. No tv, radio or internet access. Very crowded and too commercial for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is packed tight for class A motorhomes. Better suited for trailers under 25 feet. The staff is hurried and not helpful. We checked in at the office which was a 8 by 10 foot gift shop, rv store, ticket counter, and campground check-in all rolled into one. It was crazy. The laundry was small and ridiculously expensive, and the dryers were a rip off. The sites were so tight that we chose not to let out the slides the first night. There is a space for a car next to the site, but unless it is a compact car you will have to pull in on an angle or not let out the slide. The roads were narrow and the sites were back-in only. The General Store and Gas Station were a good 1/4 mile hike uphill, very inconvenient. The roads were horrible, it snowed while we were there and there were puddles and sleet sheets everywhere as we pulled out, quite dangerous. Next time we will park in Jackson Hole and rent a car into the park and stay at the lodge. You have to drive 26 miles to the next section of the park anyway, so there was little benefit to staying at this park. This park was overpriced and overrated. We stayed here in a 37 foot class A with a rental car. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's a National Park. Restrooms were clean and in the campground, shared between loops. Showers are up at the office and cost $3.25, time is unlimited and water is hot. The site was level and paved. We had little trouble leveling. The sites are made to fit. You need reservations and are all back in. They are no wider than they need to be. We had no trouble backing in. The basic park roads are fine, but you don't want to go fast through the campground. We found the park quiet with some noise during the early evening. We stayed 13 nights. If you are only staying a few days you might want to stay in one of the campgrounds without hook ups. If you visit each area you do a lot of driving. Each area is 14 to 21 miles from the other. There is no internet access that we found for our AT&T air card. (Verizon might do better). Cell phones can be used in some place in the park but not at Fishing Bridge Campground.(Ask the workers) Any time something broke an effort was being made to fix it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
To nobody's fault, campground had a water line break during our stay. Park officials left several notes on our camper updating the status of the water main break. They even turned the water on for 15 minutes each evening so we could fill our fresh water tank. Our site was only average with a large tree on our site that we could not open our awning or walk from our door to our vehicle. Had to walk around back of camper and along road side of camper to get to vehicle. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a joke. The sites are VERY hard to get into unless you have something under 30 feet. We were 12 inches from the camper behind us. We could not open all our slides as you have to park your tow vehicle next to camper. Kids running and screaming all over. Playing baseball and football in the road. Balls bouncing off expensive RVs. Dogs barking feet from your camper. Dogs running loose. Power outage is the norm and even stated in their handouts. At 20 degrees it's cold if you have an all electric RV. We stayed 3 nights and power went out twice. The use of heat pumps is not allowed as it knocks out their power. By private campground standards, this is a private campground(run by Xatera) , this place is a dump. You're herded like buffalo in here. You're better off staying in West Yellowstone, it's just as central to the sights as you end up driving around the park in loops. The no hook up campgrounds are much better and run by the park service. Never again could you pay us to stay here. Plenty of people at the desk complaining. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was surprised by some of the low ratings of this park. I thought it was great by National Park standards. The great part about this park verses other private parks around the area is the peacefulness. No kids running around screaming. This part is central to all places in Yellowstone and it is next to a great garage to keep your truck/RV running. The sites are close together but it does have a tree for every site. If you need a base camp for Yellowstone, don't waste your money on the outside private parks - stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park. Had deer walking through the campsites in the morning. The park is clean and centrally located in Yellowstone. We thought it was a great base from which to explore Yellowstone. The spaces weren't huge but were adequate for my 30' TH. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is VERY difficult to get a 40' motorhome in these spots and we were within inches of the awning of the RV to our rear. We did like being there once we got parked. "Things" were generally otherwise efficient in the park and on the site. Otherwise, the best part of this park is that it's "Yellowstone." But aside from getting in the site, it sure wasn't a bad park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camping in scenic Yellowstone from the comforts of our RV gets this park a 9. Being surrounded by the sights of Yellowstone help you ignore that you are actually surrounded, quite closely, by RV's. We were fortunate to get an end spot which gave us some breathing room and our own tiny grove of trees on one side. Appreciated the room to park our dually truck next to us also as we would not have fit otherwise. Being packed so closely reminded me of some of my pet peeves as some RVers insist on leaving their outside lights on all night, shining into their neighbor's window, while others fire up their diesels for 20 minutes early in the morning before leaving. Having a diesel ourselves, I don't understand the necessity for this. Note there are no tables or fire rings in the RV section. This campground does have a large, clean and staffed laundry. All the staff were friendly and the facilities were well maintained. Store, gift shop, and cafe close by. Make sure you have reservations as park was fairly full even in "off season" and only so many spots for big rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the most under rated RV campground in Yellowstone. We arrived expecting the "paved parking lot", and much to our pleasant surprise we instead found relatively easy to back into angled paved sites with enough side room to park our truck as well. There is some grass and small trees between sites, but due to wildlife, no tables or firepits. The loops are separated by bands of woods. If you have an rv with hookups, then do yourself a favor and stay at Fishing Bridge. Yellowstone is not a place to sit and stay in the campground. You'll spend most of the day elsewhere in the park, so come back to Fishing Bridge to enjoy full facilities. The other no facility campgrounds are just not that good enough to do without hookups. Remember, this advice is from campers in a small Truck Camper, and not a large class A with a big screen TV. Fishing Bridge is ok. The only real complaint is that the Government thinks water runs up hill at the sewage connections. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Believe what others have written about this park. Sites are the closest we have ever seen and we have been camping for over 20 years! Even though they say they can accommodate 40 foot trailers, expect to spend some time trying to get your trailer backed in and make sure you leave enough room for your slide outs. No fires or picnic tables. If you cook outside, you must put everything immediately away afterwards. Expect no TV reception. Otherwise being in the center of Yellowstone was a plus, since you will have to drive to anywhere you want to go. Since you basically just use your trailer to sleep and eat in, this park will do. If you don't mind the driving, Colter Bay RV park in the Grand Teton National Park are better sites. All sites are pull through, but the trees are close, so you would have to be careful. We did not camp there, but did drive through it to check it out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tight is only way to describe campground. Our 40 footer blocked the rear entry door of neighbor in 5th wheel. Sewer inlet higher than discharge pipe on motorhome. No other choices in park with hookups. Yellowstone is wonderful. Smaller units will work much better here. Needs upgrading for newer units. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After reading the reviews of this campground, we did not know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the sites are close together, but being in the center of Yellowstone was well worth it and full hook ups were a plus. There is so much to do and see, we were only at the RV to sleep. We did not use the showers or laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All previous reviews are accurate. The location is excellent. The sites are close together, but not as bad as they could be. While we had trailers on either side of us, we weren't looking into their windows or anything. Backing in was tricky, but with some patience we got in there. It was nice that they had space next to the trailer at our site designated for our truck. We had a tree outside our door, so we couldn't put out the awning, but we did see others who could put theirs out. We had full hookups, we rode bikes with the kids, went to ranger presentations, and just plain had fun. To be right there in the park was nice - and we preferred the east side of the park to the west. The staff was friendly, and we didn't use the showers as with full hookups we used ours. Hubby says they were OK. When we go back to Yellowstone, we'd definitely consider staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
At any other location, I would have rated this park much lower. But it is in the center of one of America’s greatest National Parks, so the lack of space, unreliable electricity, and the expectation that sewer lines will flow up hill, didn’t seem quite so important. I’d go back because it is the only alternative for a full hookup. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although we were packed in like sardines, all the sites sit across from some woods which makes you feel like you aren't on top of one another. But I could touch both my rig and the 5th wheel behind me at the same time. Rig and toad sit on asphalt. Was fine for a base camp for sightseeing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
At $38/night plus $3.25/shower it gets a bit pricey but being in the park is worth it (it's still the same or cheaper than CG's outside) because it's a lot closer to everything in the park. There was a confirmed grizzly sighting near our site the night before we arrived and our dog was most upset a couple of nights while we were there but we didn't go investigate. We've been there before and will be back as often as possible. There's nothing like Yellowstone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yeah, its crowded all right, but since this is the only full hookup camp sites in the park, you have few choices. We checked out the no-hookups sites at nearby Bridge Bay and frankly preferred where we were. Has a nice laundry and you're within walking distance to the store and visitor center. Those with small kids need to keep close watch. One morning, two full grown bison came running full speed, about thirty feet from my trailer, through the wooded strip between the rows of campers where kids had been playing the day before. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Place is packed in like a sardines. I had the exhaust of both diesel rigs pointing at me. If anyone of them started up the exhaust would have hit my rig. No tables, barely any room to sit next to your rig or truck. Have to pay for showers. It was tight even to move a 17' travel trailer in these slots. The hook ups are far away from the rig, and I almost needed to get my 30 amp extension out. I will be staying in Grand Tetons in the future and go back and forth from there into Yellowstone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very crowded campground and sites very close together. This is not where you want to go for some privacy. But if you want a place to stay in the park with full hookups and a fairly central location this is it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is for hard sided campers only; the sites are close together. We were in a smaller loop on an end site so we only had 1 neighbor with the other side facing the road. There are pine trees between some sites but not all. As for shade not much. There are about 7-8 loops with the largest loop at the end of the entry road. We were there a week and the mosquito's were out in force early afternoon so bring bug spray. There are 2 coyotes running around the loops also. Laundry is expensive with both washers and dryers front loaders. Wash $1.50 dry $1.25. If your rig lacks a shower or you cannot use it a shower will set you back $3.25 per person. There is no wifi but I was told it is under consideration for next year. Currently only the summer help staying in the dorms at the lodge have wifi. Cell phones do not work in cg either. We were told if you drive 20 minutes from the lodge near the lake there is a location that your cell will work. We enjoyed staying in the park but it is expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice full hookup site in the center of the park. If there were no trees separating the sites it could be considered a parking lot like others have labeled it but the trees help.lots of woods around for the kids to play with other kids safely. We saw coyote three times in the park. We couldn't open our awning due to lack of space from a pine tree but it didn't matter to us we didn't see the need to open it anyway. You don't go to Yellowstone to sit around the camper. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was afraid of what I would find at this campground after reading all of the reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised. The sites are packed in and you don't have any space to yourself, but it is convenient to the prettiest part of the park. We saw a ton of wildlife in the Fishing Bridge area. We stayed so busy, the only time we were in the campground was to sleep. If hook-ups are more important to you than space, this is the place for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want Yellowstone and you want full hookups, this is the only game in town. This campsite is fine for what it is... a place to park your rig while you take day trips to explore this great National Park. If you're looking for a campsite with seclusion, however, this isn't the place for you. Nevertheless, the other campers were quiet and considerate and our kids found other kids that they enjoyed exploring the campground area with. During the four nights we were here, we were not allowed to make sewer hookups since earlier in the week, the sewer in our leg of the campground had been blocked. The campground was full so we were unable to move to another site. We stayed and simply used the dump station once our tanks were full. Upon leaving, the staff refunded us the difference between the price of full hookups and partial hookups. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want utility hook-ups inside Yellowstone, this is your only choice. The sites are back-in tail-to-tail, cramped, and in most cases too small for anything over 30'. A 40' motor home parked next to us and had to back up smack against the adjacent trailer's awning to fit. Our site had no tree and no grass, just dirt. No picnic tables or fire rings. The only real advantage is being inside the park. If you can do without hookups, I recommend Bridge Bay as a more pleasant alternative. There was a good laundry facility here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was better than I expected. Big enough sites with great park security. There was a big laundry facility. This campground was close to many of the major sites in Yellowstone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Given the reviews I read prior to going to Yellowstone, I was concerned about the CG being a "parking lot". We were pleasantly surprised by how much room we had at our site. We camp in a 30' motorhome and did not tow so we had plenty of room. We also stayed at Canyon CG and preferred Fishing Bridge because there were less mosquitos at FB. We also had a grizzly bear and 2 coyotes come through the park about 10 minutes after we walked our dogs. That was quite an interesting experience. The people at the CG are very friendly and helpful also. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are elbow to elbow with small trees in between. No campfires or picnic tables because of past problems with bear activity. Those are the bad points. The rest is all good. The campground was quiet even when fully packed for the 4th of July holiday. There were lots of children and pets and people were polite and friendly. The campground is a good central location for touring the park and we didn't have any trouble with electrical power or water. The water pressure is high so make sure you take a pressure regulator. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are close together, but the staff and people were very friendly. The laundry room was clean with many washers and dryers for use. Full hook-ups and being centrally located in the park were a big plus for us. We saw many bear, moose, elk, buffalo and more near by. This was one of the best vacations we have had with our kids, and we will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The camp ground is very tight but if you want full hookups and want to stay in the park this is your only choice. It is centrally located and by the time you get home from exploring the park you are so tired you just go to bed anyway. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Would never want to stay at this park again. They cram in too many RVs into tight spots. Our 40ft motorhome had to be backed up right to the awning of the 40ft motorhome behind us and our front passenger mirror still extended onto the street. We felt like sardines. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cg in east side of park. Staff was very friendly and helpful. All sites were back-in and somewhat close together if you are towing. Sites were level.No picnic tables so bring a table along to cook on. Many restrictions [understandably] due to wildlife roaming through cg. Convenient to various attractions. Store, fuel, propane, and minor repairs available within 1/4 mile of cg. Camped here in motorhome and would definitely do so again. Bring your bug spray as the mosquitos are big enough to carry anyone weighing less that 100 pounds away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place in a good area of the park. However, I didn't see any spot there I would list as a "pull thru" as all the ones we saw required you to back into them. And there are wooden "stubs" at the rear of each site that you need to be careful of when backing in with a larger motor coach or trailer. Lots of water pressure, so bring or buy a regulator. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is the only full hookup site in the Yellowstone Park and with that being said it was very satisfactory. Lots of woods and wildlife. Use extreme bear caution and wildlife etiquette. Close proximity sites, but who cares, Your not there to camp as much as to see the sights. 3.25 for a good hot shower and a very friendly staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staying in Yellowstone park is very nice. The campground is a bunch of parking spaces. It is a tight fit for larger units. You are very close to your neighbors (both sides and behind you). It's worth it to stay in the park (Yellowstone). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice location in the middle of Yellowstone. A bit high priced for what you got, no 50 AMP available. When we go back to Yellowstone we will try West Yellowstone outside of the park. Nicer campground with amenities and better prices. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are somewhat tight, with neighbors close to you on three sides. There are small trees and a very small patch of grass that separate you from side neighbors. We did not have room to open our awning due to the trees. There are no picnic tables and little room to put a table out. Campfires are not allowed. Only hard sided RV's are allowed in this campground because of bear activity in the area. When we were there, bison roamed past our campsite. We were able to stay with our hybrid trailer with the bunkend closed. Laundry (very busy in the evening) and pay showers are nearby. Though there are many negatives, the location and access to hookups are a big plus. The campground is the only campground within the park with full hookups which makes staying at this campground well worth the hassles. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Don't know why so many people complain about this park. It's located in one of the most beautiful parks on earth! Spaces are close together and some sites have trees that do not allow for the awning to be out. It is centrally located in the park and close to a lot of places! Have been there twice and will go back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location in Yellowstone for seeing/driving around the park. Only campground in Yellowstone with hookups, and they require hard-side Rv's, no tents. Showers were clean and cost $3 per. They will refund your money if you leave early. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Some people really give this place bad reviews, but if you want to stay in Yellowstone and want full hookups, it isn't that bad at all. The access roads are tight, I will say that, but we got lucky and had a site at the end of a row, so I had the cross street to use to give me room to back in. There was room enough for my 31' 5er and 23' crew cab long bed. The truck goes next to the trailer on these double wide sites, which I found very nice, usually you have to squeeze your truck in the last bit of space left over in front of your trailer. Not sure if there are longer sites, but my 31 just fit, maybe had room for a few more feet. Bring your own table and put away your BBQ at night after you cook. This place is in a bear migration route, so no soft sided units are allowed. Another unfair description some people use is that this place is a parking lot. There are trees next to and around nearly every site, the rows are seperated by medians of trees. Some sites had trees so close you may not be able to open your awning all the way. This is not a parking lot at all. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites are very close together and not very long. The park is not designed for Big Rigs. Pay showers for guests is not RV friendly. The park has no weekly or monthly rates. It is however the only campground in Yellowstone National Park with full hook-ups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was adequate for our needs while seeing the park. There were trees and bushes near by to
give you the camping experience. No campfires are allowed but that was okay. You have to disconnect and park beside your trailer but it was well laid out.
The showers are located by the office we did not check them out as they charge. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are close together,but ok. Don't hook up to water w/o a pressure regulator at the faucet 'cuz there's so much pressure you could blow a hose..Bears and wolves wander thru the CG.Only CG in the park with h/ups.stayed three nites and could have stayed more... We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Ugly campground. Very crowded. Paid for 2 nights then checked out after one. They gave me a credit. I would rather be in a cg with no hookups than this one. On a positive note, the people are really friendly so if you don't mind the crowded space and need hookups you might rank this place higher. We camped here in a camper.
This is one of the oldest parks in the country, but well maintained. Big rigs have a little problem because the sites are fairly small and will stick out in the roadway. This park is extremely busy in the summer months so would advise reservations. Can tend to get fairly noisy because of the large amounts of families and everybody coming and going. We camped here in a camper.