Opens: May 17, 2019
Closes: September 22, 2019
Tent, RV, ADA, and combination RV/tent
Bridge Bay Campground was named for its proximity to Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake. The area is quite scenic, with wooded areas, open meadows and some limited views of the lake. Because of its location, the campground is popular with fishing and boating enthusiasts. The campground offers open sites with few trees or shadier options in the wooded upper loops of the campground. The location is within sight of the western shoreline of Yellowstone Lake, and at 7,800 feet in elevation.
**First-come/First-served Campsites at Canyon, Grant and Bridge Bay Campgrounds
During the opening week of operation at Canyon, Grant and Bridge Bay Campgrounds we only offer sites on a first come/first served basis. We do this because the early season dates at these specific campgrounds are frequently impacted by heavy snow and wet conditions. Without having to make reservations, guests can visit the campgrounds and decide if the conditions are suitable for their situation and desired experience. If so, they can stay. If not, there are no reservations to cancel or refund. We typically do not sell out during the first week of operation at each of these campgrounds.
There are over 400 regular sites and 4 group sites available at Bridge Bay Campground. Early in the season, several loops are closed to reservations due to potential bear activity. RV, tent and combination RV/tent sites are available. Sites for hikers and cyclists are also available. Portions of the lower loops of the campground are more open with fewer trees. The upper loops are more wooded, with a combination of sunny and shaded sites. Some sites have a distant view of Yellowstone Lake. Additional campground facilities and services include:
When calling to make a reservation be prepared to give the size of your tent (in feet) or the combined length of your RV and any other vehicles or towed vehicles. (e.g. the length of your truck in addition to the length of your trailer when fully open.)
Please keep in mind that most campsites in Yellowstone will not accommodate oversize units. If you arrive at the campground/RV park with equipment different than that for which you have reserved, we will not be able to accommodate you.
Rates do not include taxes and utility fee. Rates and dates are subject to change. Interagency Access and Senior Pass discounts are applicable at this campground. Hiker/biker, per person $7.75.
RVs up to 40’ long may be accommodated in pull-through and back-in sites. The sites may not be level, so campers should plan accordingly. There are no utility hookups but an RV dump station is available outside the campground entrance near the Bridge Bay Marina. The dump station may not be available early and late season due to freezing temperatures. Pay showers and coin laundry facilities are located at the Fishing Bridge RV Park*, just 3 miles north.
Fishing Bridge RV Park closed for renovations during early September, 2018. During the closure of the RV Park the closest camper services (showers, laundry, etc.) to Bridge Bay Campground will be at Lake Lodge, Canyon Campground (20 miles away) or Grant Campground (24 miles away.) Lake Lodge has laundry facilities.
You can book tours in advance through our reservations office by calling 1-866-GEYSERLAND or at the activities desk located at the campground registration office. The following guided tours have a pick-up point at the Bridge Bay Campground:
Please note that odors attract bears. The following items (new, clean, dirty, empty or full) may NOT be left outside, in tents, or in tent trailers at any time, day or night. Items listed below need to be stored in a hard sided vehicle or in shared food storage boxed located throughout our campgrounds when not in use. A violation of these rules may result in a citation and/or confiscation of these items. The bears’ future and the safety of others depend on you.
Picnic meals, fast food, and deli lunches are available from our restaurants and snack shops. Please inquire at any Xanterra Parks & Resorts food service outlet. Yellowstone National Park features several picnic locations. View National Park Service picnic guidelines and locations for additional information.
There are no specific dining facilities located at the campground. Dining facilities are, however, available throughout the park, ranging from fine dining restaurants to snack shops and cafeterias. Dinner reservations are required at the fine dining facilities. Inquire at any lodging front desk or dining room host stand when you arrive at the park. We recommend you enjoy the following Yellowstone National Park Lodges Restaurants and Cafeterias that are located nearby this campground: