Camping, Glamping and RV Parks

Inside Yellowstone, there are 12 campgrounds with over 2,000 campsites. All campgrounds welcome RVs with size limitations. Five campgrounds accept reservations. The others are first-come, first-serve. You can also camp in the backcountry with a permit.

Outside Yellowstone, there are hundreds of camping, glamping and RV sites near the national park entrances.

RVing in Idaho near the Galena Summit

60 Campgrounds on the West Side of Yellowstone

Set up camp in Idaho -- Yellowstone’s less crowded next-door neighbor. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and legendary outdoor recreation. Go online or call for your free Idaho campground guide.

RV at Yellowstone's Madison Campground. Photo by NPS

8 RV Tips for Yellowstone National Park

Bring your home where the buffalo roam, but avoid mountain roads, know where to dump, and store your food away from bears.

Camping in Yellowstone with Children

A Parent's Story: Camping and Hiking with My Kids in Yellowstone

Shelli Johnson of Yellowstonepark.com tells you how to go backpacking in Yellowstone with kids and llamas to haul your gear.

Camping at Grand Teton National Park overlooking Gros Ventre Road

Campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park

Camp underneath the jagged Teton mountain range in pristine forests with easy access to lakes and wildlife watching. Campgrounds are first-come, first-served, except two.

Tent exterior at Under Canvas Yellowstone

Glamp at Under Canvas Yellowstone

10 minutes from the west entrance of Yellowstone, your glamping experience includes incredible views, a quiet, secluded location and on-site dining.

Registration desk at Yellowstone's Lake Lodge

How Far in Advance Do I Need to Book Hotels and Campgrounds?

Some seasons, planning a trip to Yellowstone can be a breeze. But in summer, you may need to reserve a year in advance.

Camping in an RV

Rent an RV and Get Outdoorsy

Explore the country’s best national parks in style in a camper van, trailer or RV.

Bear Sign in Indian Creek Campground. Photo by NPS

Storing Food and Smelly Things in Yellowstone

Sure, it’s exciting to see a bear in Yellowstone National Park. But there’s no need to see one up close. And it’s definitely no fun to have one make off with your lunch Yogi Bear style. See our list of what counts as "food" and how to store it.

Roasting marshmallows at a Yellowstone campsite at Lewis Lake

Where Should I Camp in Yellowstone National Park?

Personalized guide to help you decide where to spend the night, from car camping paradise and remote backcountry sites to a slice of RV heaven.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge in Winter

Where to Stay in Winter in Yellowstone

Find out which Yellowstone lodges in the parks turn up the heat and keep logs burning in their fireplaces all winter. Or you can brave the cold and camp.

Interior of safari tent at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Why Glamping is Great for Families

Elevate your national park vacation when you and your family spend the night at a glamping camp.

Under Canvas safari tent near Yellowstone

Why Glamping is Great for Non-Campers

Want to sleep under the stars but skip sleeping bags, dirt and pit toilets? Try glamping near Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore and Glacier national parks.