Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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How many campgrounds have their own wolf pack? Slough Creek does, or at least there is a well-established wolf den, typically occupied by adults and cubs, located on the slopes of the broad valley of Slough Creek between this campground and the main road. Every day from dawn to dusk, scores of visitors park along the campground access road hoping to spot the wolves. This isn’t really a problem for the campers, however, as the campground is about 2 miles up the road from the wildlife spotters.

Slough Creek and the other nearby small campground, Pebble Creek, are usually the last campgrounds to open in Yellowstone, typically in mid-June. For wildlife lovers, it is worth the wait. Both are located in the Lamar Valley, widely considered the best wildlife viewing area of the park.

Slough Creek is the smallest and most primitive of Yellowstone National Park’s 12 campgrounds. RVs over 30 feet are not allowed, nor are generators. Water is served up with an old hand pump, and sites are small and rustic. Sites are distributed along one access road, and most of them are right on the creek. Dark night skies and quiet are the rule here, and this lovely campground is a world away from the busy parts of Yellowstone.

All sites are first-come, first-served only and usually fill up early in the morning.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

At the epicenter of Yellowstone wildlife. Very beautiful streamside setting.

Cons

Quite primitive. Far from any services. No reservations and fills up early.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

National Park Service

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

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