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260 Bridge Bay Campground, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 17 Specialty lodging in Yellowstone National Park
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.
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Elle16 wrote a review 14 Jun
Georgia107 contributions39 helpful votes
Loops E and F looked great. They are tent only, wooded with lake views. The rest of the loops look like a cemetery. Open ground with closely packed tables and bear boxes. Buffalo roam and graze throughout. No privacy at all.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Charlotte T wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a party of 6 stay on one site in August 2020 and had a good experience! We were in H Loop which meant we were in a more wooded area (A, B, C, and D Loops are in a field setting). No hook ups, but there are plenty of bathrooms and dumpsters around. The "pull thru" lots are a little deceiving... as it's just a small pavement alcove. We were just barely able to fit our 38ft RV (but we did)!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Kaleb G wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed in Bridge Bay for 5 nights. Considering we are in the middle of a pandemic, I was surprised to witness how CLOSE we were to other campers. There was just 2 of us in our party and we were situated in a seemingly SHARED campsite with 6 campers on one side and a family of 5 on the other. (We were in lot F in the ONLY completely sloped campsite, thanks Bridge Bay) Completely sandwhiched. People coughing VERY close to our tent. I woke up several times to a gal hacking her lungs out in her tent, only 6 feet from ours. We tried to switch sites but we were refused. It is a beautiful location, close to everything and amply supplied but what Bridge Bay should have done was NOT book the close campsites to where people are butting up against one another. There were so many other spots available that were more secluded. We were told that if we wanted a specific site number we should have listed it in the comment section when online booking... Considering that we have NEVER been there before tell me how would that be possible? My recommendation, FIND A MAP of the campground (google it.) and request a nice site in the comments section when online booking! Don't be subjected to the staff picking a site for you. Yellowstone was beautiful, the bathrooms are stocked, but there are no showers FYI. Yellowstone does a good job of getting people in and out quickly and MOST of the time accommodating their needs, but they should just retire the tiny sloped campsite in F.
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Date of stay: August 2020
dkm3007 wrote a review Jul 2020
La Crosse, Wisconsin65 contributions18 helpful votes
This was our first camping in Yellowstone. We had a tent and two teenagers. Of course we came prepared with precautionary equipment, like bear spray and bells and felt a little shaky about our vulnerability to wildlife. The staff and park do their jobs very well! All registration information, signage, bear boxes clearly educate campers so safety is maintained for everyone. We LOVED our camping experience! Our kids have asked to come back and stay longer next time. Such an adventure into nature and an appreciation for wildlife. Elk were common in the campground.
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Date of stay: July 2020
sharibob wrote a review Jul 2020
long beach160 contributions109 helpful votes
We are Yosemite tent campers where bear safety is very important. We (wrongly) assumed Yellowstone, with black and GRIZZLY bears, would be bear aware. We purchased bear spray, which we have never done for Yosemite, and when we checked into the campground the Xanterra employee checking us in said bear spray was very important when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. She also said we should put all of our food and scented items in a secure place (same as Yosemite), and we shouldn't even take water into the tent at night "because bears can smell water for 5 miles." We had already decided we might have to sleep in our small SUV at night because of the bear activity and the employee said that was a good idea. FYI--we had reserved a Large Tent Site and we were checking in at 11:30 am. So we got our site number and proceeded to the site. We found a site on the edge of the campground (next to the woods), very sloped with no level area for a large tent. Most importantly, there was no bear box. We went back to the office and the employee said we should keep our food, etc in our car. We said, we plan on sleeping in our car and she said "people make it work." She also said lack of bear boxes is a common complaint. We decided not to stay at Bridge Bay and found a motel in West Yellowstone. Driving through the campground we found that about half the sites don't have bear boxes. This is really unbelievable considering the bear activity. I realize Yosemite is a different park but every site in Yosemite has a bear box.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bridge Bay Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Bridge Bay Campground?
Nearby attractions include Elephant Back Mountain (3.2 km), Natural Bridge Trail (1.8 km), and Pelican Creek Trail (6.7 km).
What are some restaurants close to Bridge Bay Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room, Fishing Bridge General Store, and Lake Hotel Deli.
Are pets allowed at Bridge Bay Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.