Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score No Data
Good For Families
Good location for the west loop
This is a fair size campground. You can make reservations which helps out alot. Our son checked in for us so I can't say what that was like, but when I talked to the staff later it seemed like everyone was very friendly and willing to help. We had a tent and they were very strict about what size and how many tents were allowed. The site was a good size and not too close to the other campers. It was wooded, though gently. We were in the tent only area, though there were tents in the RV section as well. Bathrooms were close by and had running water and lights..hey that is civilization to me.
We went to the Ranger Program listed for the evening and enjoyed that... They always have such good things to share.
Unique Quality: We liked the location for the west loop. We spent our time between the campground and Old Faithful. It is located at the confluence of the Firehole and Gibbon rivers and is where the Madison River begins. The Madison of course is one of the three rivers that begin the Missouri. There is a beautiful meadow and an old building that is now a small gift shop when staffed by volunteers. It was in this meadow that the original surveyors camped at the end of their journey. They all felt this was a special place and should be designated differently than other land in the west. So they developed the idea for the park which began the continuing pledge to save unique and vital areas for later generations.
A Campground on the West Side of the Park
Madison Campground is in a good area for seeing the west side of the park. The setting is wooded, and there is a lovely river valley at one end of the park where you can often see wild life. Restrooms, and dump station are available. No electrical hook ups or showers, however generator times are from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., and pay showers are available at the Old Faithful Inn (16 miles away) and at West Yellowstone (14 miles away)
We have stayed here a number of times, and will be staying there in future trips.
Make your reservations as far in advance as you are able.
Unique Quality: A river valley below the campground is often frequented by elk, and we have heard elk bugling in this valley in the fall. My second photo is of a bull elk in September that was resting in the valley below Madison Campground.
Directions: Located 14 miles east of the West Entrance and 16 miles north of Old Faithful.
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