Madison Campground

The Location

Madison Campground is located just 14 miles east of West Yellowstone and 16 miles north of Old Faithful. It is one of the most popular campgrounds in Yellowstone so make your reservations in advance. This campground will make a wonderful place to call home while you explore the park.

The Area

Old Faithful is about 16 miles south where you will find restaurants, cafeterias, deli’s, gift shops, general stores with groceries, a gas station, a post office, a clinic and many other amenities. In West Yellowstone, you will find all the conveniences of a small town. The Madison River is the main attraction in this area where you can do some fishing or swimming on a hot summer day. Fishing licenses are available at this campground. Elk and bison are very commonly seen in this area making it a great spot for watching wildlife. Whether you are looking for hiking, fishing, swimming, or anything else, this is a great campground.

The Campground

Madison Campground is open from April 27, 2018, until October 14, 2018. Due to its large size and great location, Madison Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in Yellowstone and 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. There are 3 large group sites available at this location. The restroom facilities are modern with flushing toilets and cold running water and dishwashing stations are located close by. 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 May through late 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. Madison 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. You can make reservations by calling Xanterra Parks & Resorts at 866-GEYSERLAND (439-7375) or you can Book your Reservation Online.

RV Guests

Madison 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 April 27, 2018 – October 14, 2018
  • $25.25 per night
  • Reservations required
  • 278 campsites
  • Modern restrooms
  • Elevation of 6800′
  • Generators allowed 8am – 8pm
  • Group sites available
  • Firewood sales on a limited basis
  • Dish washing stations at restrooms
  • 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

Madison Campground Map

Download official Yellowstone map here: Yellowstone Park Map