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Madison Campground

West Entrance Rd., Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190 USA


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“Outdoors & Recreation in West Yellowstone, MT”

Madison Campground, elevation 6,800 feet (2,073 m), is one of the most popular in the park, offering the earliest opening and latest closing dates of the park's seasonal campgrounds. This campground is located near the confluence of the spectacular Gibbon and Firehole Rivers, which form the Madison River. The Madison, Firehole, and Gibbon Rivers are considered world-class fly-fishing destinations. With sites shaded by lodgepole pine, Madison campground is about 14 miles from the town of West Yellowstone and 16 miles north of Old Faithful. In spring and early summer, nearby meadows teem with wildflowers and grazing bison. In September and early October, the bugling of bull elk in rut is often heard. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit with grate. Restroom facilities are equipped with flush toilets and sinks with running water. Drinking water is available from faucets around the campground. There are no utility hookups but the campground has an RV dump station. Generators may be used between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM. Food storage boxes measuring 48 x 22 x 22 in. are available for shared use. Wheelchair accessible and group sites are available.

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December 20, 2016

Madison campground is a large campground with 292 single-family campsites, about 14 miles east of the West Yellowstone entrance. The campground is located close to the junction of the Gibbon, Madison and Firehole Rivers. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill.Season: Early May to late October.Madison Campground Best Campsites: 7, 26, 30, 42, 44, 51, 52, 60, 77, 85, 92, 95, 108, 119, 130, 143, 146, 154, 163, 171, 176, 185, 191, 220, 240, 256, 271, 275, 287.

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August 05, 2020
Rated 5.0

Wow!! Great campsite on the West Gate side of Yellowstone close to Mammoth hot springs and, paint pots and so many amazing hikes!! The staff was friendly and ver accommodating. The site was a bit awkward but it worked out perfect! Great site! Unfortunately we could only stay one night due to heavy demand. Would definitely return!

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August 04, 2018
Rated 4.0

Only 4 stars because we were greeted by a very rude registration clerk who soured my enthusiasm for the first few hours in the park, but otherwise the campsite was very nice. I was expecting more crowded conditions, but it wasn't bad. Being next to the river with the wildlife is certainly a huge bonus. Be sure to make reservations way in advance especially if traveling in summer.

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December 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

The BEST. Wake up to bison and elk roaming by the river. There are toilets, cold water sinks and a dish washing station. No hookups, but a place to dump on your way out. RV sites can be awkward, but it doesn't matter. About 16 miles from Old Faithful (the closest campground) and just breathtaking. Go there!

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Madison Campground

West Entrance Rd.
Yellowstone National Park
82190 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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