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Madison Campground

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, Wyoming

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  • Madison Campground entrance.- Madison Campground
  • Madison has the only RV dump station in the park.- Madison Campground
  • Campiing at Madison.- Madison Campground
  • Madison loop road.- Madison Campground
  • Madison Campground.- Madison Campground
  • Tent camping in Madison Campground.- Madison Campground
  • The Madison River runs near the campground.- Madison Campground
  • Madison Campground.- Madison Campground
  • Full flush toilets are available in this campground.- Madison Campground
  • One of the nicer sites at Madison Campground.- Madison Campground
  • Madison Campground.- Madison Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Close to geyser basins and wildlife. Tent-only loops. Some nice views.
Cons: 
Reservations only. Very popular.
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Region:
Yellowstone, WY
Managed by: 
Xanterra Parks and Resorts
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Madison Campground is one of the most popular campground in Yellowstone National Park, and for good reason. It is the closest campground to the geyser basin areas, which are themselves very popular, and it can accommodate most camping vehicles. It also is available for reservations, which should be made well in advance. In addition to all that, it is a very nice campground, with plenty of wildlife and great fishing in the Madison River nearby.

Madison is set up on eight loops, two of which are only for tent campers. The quality of the campsite depends a lot on where it is in the loops. The sites at the outside end of the loops tend to be larger and more private, but some of them are close enough to the road to get some noise. The sites along the main access road (#188 - #199) can be very nice, with great views and no one behind. Each loop has full bathrooms and drinking water but no showers.

In addition to the great fishing and close access to Old Faithful and the geyser basins, Madison is near the active wildlife area of the West Entrance Road, the Norris Geyser Basin, and Gibbon Falls.

While reservations tend to be hard to come by on short notice, there are almost always cancellations, and some sites come available every day, so check with the office when you arrive.

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