Bridge Bay Campground


The Bridge Bay Campground is located 30 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, on Yellowstone Lake. It is across from the Bridge Bay Marina making this a very popular campground so make your reservations in advance. The campground is centrally located in the park and will make a great place to call home while you explore the park.

The Area

Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Lake Lodge are just a quick drive away in the village 2 miles north of the campground. Between these facilities, there is a full-service restaurant, lounges, a cafeteria, gift shops, tours, a post office, a general store that sells groceries and a clinic. The Bridge Bay Marina complex is located at the campground and offers boat tours, boat rentals, dock rentals, boat fuel, a boat ramp, guided fishing trips, fishing gear and fishing licenses.

The area is very scenic with wooded areas, beautiful open meadow, and some nice views of Yellowstone Lake. The Bridge Bay Campground is very popular with boating and fishing enthusiasts. If you plan on doing some boating during your stay in Yellowstone, this is the campground for you. Whether you are hiking, biking, checking out the thermal features, or looking at the wildlife, the Bridge Bay area has it all.

The Campground

Bridge Bay Campground is open from May 18, 2018, until September 23, 2018. This campground has RV, ADA, tent and combination tent/RV sites available. Campsites for bikers and hikers are available at the rate of $7.75 per person. The restroom facilities are modern with flushing toilets and cold running water. Limited group and individual campsites are available with an advanced reservation. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit with a grate. Food storage containers are available to keep the wildlife away from your food and are 22″ by 22″ by 48″. You can check up-to-date campsite availability here: Yellowstone Campground Availability.

Evening ranger programs are regularly scheduled from early June through early September. When you call to make your reservation you will need to give the size of your tent and/or the length of your RV and any other vehicles. Bridge Bay Campground rates are per night, for one family or up to six people and do not include taxes or utility fee. You can schedule tours in advance at the activities desk located at the campground registration office. Reservations are required for Canyon Campground and you can make them by calling Xanterra Parks & Resorts at 866-GEYSERLAND (439-7375) or you can Book your Reservation Online.

RV Guests

Bridge Bay Campground can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet long with pull-through and back-in sites. There are no utility hook-ups at this campground, but there is an RV dump station available. Due to freezing temperatures, the dump station may not be available early and late season.

Additional Information

  • Open May 18, 2018 – September 23, 2018
  • $25.25 per night
  • Reservations required
  • 432 campsites
  • Modern restrooms
  • Elevation of 7800′
  • Generators allowed 8am – 8pm
  • Group sites available
  • Dishwashing area near the restrooms
  • Firewood sales on a limited basis
  • RV sites available for up to 40′
  • Dump station available
  • No hookups
  • Hiker and biker campsites available
  • ADA campsites are availible
  • All sites have a picnic table and firepit w/ grate

Bridge Bay Campground Map

Download official Yellowstone map here: Yellowstone Park Map