Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score No Data
Good For Solo
Near Yellowstone Lake
There are flush toilets here! No showers - but the other is enough for me. (I have done my time squatting and would rather not.) We were in a tent only section - Loop F. It was one of the better ones from what I could see. We had more trees and could actually see the lake from our site.
There are bear boxes at each site. These are easy to use and require no locks. If you leave anything out there well be a camp manager by who well write you either a warning or a ticket.
Unique Quality: We were on a buffalo path and one decided to wander though out camp site as we were doing breakfast. The day before there was a coyote go through. You can see pictures of the buffalo going though our camp on my page under the travel log 'Visitor'.
Bring your own wood if possible. What they are selling in the campgrounds right now is sappy! You cannot get a hot fire out of it.
We were really lucky and had great neighbors. There was one incident where the neighbor's kid got a hold of the bear spray and shot it in their eyes. The rangers escorted them to the local medical clinic for help. As they had to leave in a hurry, we stayed to make sure the camp people had gotten the word that this camp site had been left, with so much stuff out, because of an emergency so they did not get a ticket. When they came by, they had not gotten the word and we stopped them from getting a ticket and helped to load the bear box at that point with what they had left out.
One of the 2 best campgrounds in Yellowstone
We must have had the best campsite ( F loop, # 270) that overlooked Yellowstone Lake. VERY scenic campsite!
Unique Quality: Great views, deer and bison in the campground, large shady campsite. Easy walk to restrooms , water and trash bins.
One thing I really liked is the dishwashing sink inside the restroom building. Most campgrounds just have signs everywhere that tell you not to wash dishes in the restroom sinks, or at the water spigots, but they never give you an alternative.
( showers are located at Fishing Bridge and cost about $3.50 a person, but clean and nice)
Directions: When you come in the East entrance from Cody, it is about 1 mile south of Fishing Bridge.
A Campground In the Bridge Bay Area
Bridge Bay Campground is located near Yellowstone Lake. We have stayed here, and plan to do so again in the future, however, if at all possible try to stay in the upper loops E – J as these are the prettiest, with trees, which afford you some privacy behind your campsite. Loop A and B are terribly barren, and we do not care for it at all. C and D are a little better than A and B, but not much. You can make requests when you reserve, however they cannot guarentee the request will be honored. They will try, however. There is no electrical hook up or showers in this campground. There is a dump, restrooms, and you may run your generator 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Be sure to make your reservations as early as possible.
Unique Quality: Bridge Bay Campground is a nice location from which to enjoy the lake, the West Thumb Area, and the Fishing Bridge area. A trip to Canyon and the mud pots is also reasonable from here. The campground is often visited by bison, especially in the lower sites where bison may move through the campground on their way to the lake. Not one, not two, but sometimes entire herds roam through the campsites and along the campground road. Remember, these are dangerous animals, so retreat to safety if they come too close. My second photo shows a bison grazing near our campsite one evening in early September.
To see a group of bison passing by our campsite one evening, view my Bison Passing Through Bridge Bay Campground” video.
Directions: Next to the Bridge Bay Marina, 3 miles south of the Fishing Bridge Junction, on the south east side of the park.
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