A wonderful campground very central to all Yellwstone highlights. We were lucky to get in as the next day they were lined up to find a space. So plan your arrival early in the morning or you won't find a spot. Basic in amenaties but very clean and we'll laied out.
We arrived first thing in the morning, as first come first serve is how its done here. We had a 30ft Travel Trailer and we squeezed into a 27ft space. Nothing here is level, so make sure you have a way to level your tires and not rely on stabalizers etc. Very pretty space. The older male ranger was quite grumpy in the morning but better later in the day, he must have missed his coffee that morning. Overall a good experience and in my opinion due to the location it is one of the best ones to park at for a few nights. It is primitive.
We stayed at Norris during the week of July 4th. This campground is nicely shaded and tucked in the woods. We were right next to the river where we enjoyed watching bison graze. The camphosts were friendly and efficient. Everyone at this campsite respected the proposed quiet time. You have to show up EARLY to this campground to get a spot! We waited in line for about an hour at 8 am. The bathrooms are clean, but there are no showers. The closest showers are at Canyon about 12 miles away.
Because Fishing Bridge Campground (300-plus sites) was closed for the season, it put a lot of pressure on the campgrounds for accommodating the other campers. I was able to get a spot by being the first in line one very early - 6 am - morning (this was a daily occurrence fas we saw each day we were there). Once our place was secured, we really loved the spot and the campground's location relative to the rest of Yellowstone NP as it is fairly central to other areas of the Park. I'd stay there again, anytime.
Norris campground has a lot going for it: Yellowstone looks like a giant figure 8 and Norris is where the two loops meet on the west side. This makes it in range for the mud volcano, Norris geysers, paint pots and it's only 45 minutes or so from Old Faithful. It also sits on a plain with a river that is perfect for fly fishing. Lastly, there are nice dinner guests. I was having lunch when Gandolf the Bison decided to saunter into the campsite across the road. He munched, I munched... we had an understanding. Only problem is that the nearest dump station (if you have an RV) is 20 miles away. Oh, well.