Slough Creek Campground

The Location

Slough Creek Campground is located in the north-east corner of Yellowstone National Park about 8 miles northeast of Tower Junction. It is in the beautiful Lamar Valley about two miles down a graded gravel road along the shore of Slough Creek.

The Area

The closest place to pick up supplies and other necessities is about 8 miles away in Tower Junction. Here you will find restaurants, a gift shop, a general store with groceries and a gas station. Lamar Valley boasts some of the best wildlife viewing in Yellowstone National Park. The majority of the park’s wolves live in this area along with elk, moose, bison, bears and many other wild animals. Fishing, hiking and wildlife watching are the main activities in this part of the park. You can also go for a horseback ride at the nearby Roosevelt Lodge.

The Campground

Slough Creek Campground is open from June 15, 2018, until October 9, 2018. It the smallest campground in Yellowstone National Park with only 16 campsites. It is very secluded and is in the middle of bear and wolf country. The restroom facilities are vault toilets and drinkable water is available. 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″. Because the bear activity is so common in this area, it is most important that you keep your food sealed away. You can check up-to-date campsite availability here: Yellowstone Campground Availability.

RV Guests

Slough Creek Campground has a limited number of sites for RVs 30′ and less. It is advised that you walk through the campground before pulling your RV in to assess the campsites and roads. There are no utility hook-ups at this campground, and there is no RV dump station available. The closest dump station is located 14 miles east in Cooke City, Montana.

Additional Information

  • Open June 15, 2018 – October 9, 2018
  • $15.00 per night
  • Campsites are first-come, first-served
  • 16 campsites
  • Vault toilets
  • Elevation of 6250′
  • No generators allowed
  • RV sites available for 30′
  • No dump station
  • No hookups
  • ADA campsites are availible
  • All sites have a picnic table and firepit w/ grate

Slough Creek Campground Map

Download official Yellowstone map here: Yellowstone Park Map