Tips and Tricks: Camping Yellowstone National Park

1. Know which campground you want to stay in! Do you have a tent, a camper, an RV? Do you want full hookups or are you free trappers and want a campfire? All of Yellowstone’s campsites offer sites for different campers so knowing where you need to stay is vital!

2. Be early. Some campsites don’t take reservations and fill up quick. Checkout time is 11 so you can start the search for a site that early in the morning. Pitch your tent, set up your camper and then head out for the day. Another advantage to being early is that you won’t have to try and put everything together with a flashlight in the dark.

3. Be bear aware and follow all other park rules. Bear spray is great insurance that is worth the investment!

4. If you don’t want to have to buy campfire wood pick up some during your travels in the day. The park is littered with tree branches perfect for the campfire but you won’t find any in the campground.


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