Go Camping Near Yellowstone


One of the best ways to experience the Yellowstone region is to spend at least one night under the stars.

In the Grand Teton area, you’ll find Colter Bay Village on Jackson Lake. It has accommodations ranging from campsites and cabins to an RV park with amenities. Colter Bay Village has two restaurants, a convenient launderette, showers, a grocery store, gift and apparel shops, corrals, a service station, museum, and a full-service marina. For info, go to  gtlc.com.

Travelers enjoying Thermopolis, Wyoming’s mineral hot springs or Dinosaur Center will want to consider spending a night in the great outdoors under the starry Wyoming sky. Go to thermopolis.com, or call (877) 864-3192.

If it’s camping you crave, look no further than the central Wyoming communities of Douglas and Glenrock. From the Medicine Bow National Forest to the Thunder Basin National Grassland, area landscapes provide a variety of scenic vistas. Stop by the local U.S. Forest Service office for details, go to conversecountytourism.com, or call (877) 937-4996.

More than 383 campgrounds, 27 parks, and many picnic areas are available nearby in Utah’s lovely Wasatch-Cache National Forest. With interesting trails throughout the area and wonderful weather during spring, summer, and fall, exploring Cache County is a delight for all ages and abilities. Go to topofutah.org, or call (800) 952-8824.

Set up camp in Idaho—just a short drive across the border from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Idaho offers the same spectacular beauty and legendary outdoor recreation—but without the crowds. With 65 RV parks and campgrounds in eastern Idaho, there is always a place nearby where friendly folks will welcome you after an exciting day of exploration.

For a free Idaho campground directory, call (800) RV-IDAHO or go to rvidaho.org.