Bridge Bay Campground

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, Wyoming

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Bridge Bay Campground


  • Rangers offer frequent and interesting talks in the campground's amphitheater.- Bridge Bay Campground
  • Bridge Bay Campground has sites in the open.- Bridge Bay Campground
  • Elk are known to frequent the campground and are often seen.- Bridge Bay Campground
  • There are several wooded sites.- Bridge Bay Campground
  • The facilities are clean, but there are no showers on-site.- Bridge Bay Campground
  • Elk are known to cause traffic jams right at the campground entrance!- Bridge Bay Campground
  • Bison are king in Yellowstone, and that includes Bridge Bay Campground.- Bridge Bay Campground
  • Bison grazing in the campground is part of the experience. Keep a safe distance!- Bridge Bay Campground
  • The campground office sells firewood.- Bridge Bay Campground
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Central location. On Yellowstone Lake.
Yellowstone, WY
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Yellowstone National Park Lodges
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Campground Description

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Bridge Bay Campground is an excellent place to set up a base and explore Yellowstone National Park. Located at over 7,800 feet of elevation on Yellowstone Lake, it offers access to all areas of the park, while being close to stores, a visitor center, showers, and laundry facilities.

The campground has over 400 campsites and accommodates RVs, although it does not have hookups. There are open and wooded sites, and they all include a picnic table and a fire pit. Some sites are not level, however, so if this is an issue, check with the campground authorities before making a reservation. The campground is divided in loops that have two buildings with well kept facilities that include flush toilets and a dishwashing station.

Park rangers offer frequent talks at the campground amphitheater. They are highly interesting and provide visitors with information on the park's geological formation and its resident wildlife. These talks typically start at night after sunset.

The Bridge Bay Marina lies a few feet away from the campground and has outfitters that offer daily tours. The marina store has all the essentials campers might need, including firewood, and nearby Lake Village also has a store, a gas station, and a visitor center. Showers and laundry facilities are available at the Fishing Brook RV center, located only a few minutes away.

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