All visitors are required to wear CDC-compliant masks while in the indoor public areas of our facilities. Learn more about these and other practices.
2021 Operating Dates*
Phase 1 Opening: May 14, 2021
Closing: October 17, 2021
*Opening and closing dates are subject to change based on future conditions and public health guidance.
Tent, RV, ADA, and combination RV/tent
Madison Campground is named for its proximity to the Madison River, which runs through the area in a lush mountain setting rich in wildlife. Madison Campground is at an elevation of 6,800’ and is set in a partly wooded area, with a variety of mostly sunny to mostly shaded sites. The area is known for its great fishing and convenient location with regards to Old Faithful and the Upper, Midway and Lower Geyser Basins.
Address & GPS Coordinates to Madison Campground Check-In:
There are over 270 individual sites and 3 group sites. The campground can accommodate RVs and tents. Campsites for hikers and cyclists are also available. Each site includes a picnic table and fire grate. Access to water is nearby the sites. Additional campground facilities 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.)
Most campsites in Yellowstone will not accommodate oversize units. Please note: 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. Also, please note that all rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates do not include taxes and utility fee. Rates and dates are subject to change. Interagency Access Pass and Senior Pass holders receive a 50% discount on site rates. 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. While there are no utility hook-ups at the sites, an RV dump station is available at the campground. The dump station may not be available early and late season due to freezing temperatures.
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: