Norris Campground: Yellowstone Camping

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Norris Campground

Centrally located to all of the park’s main attractions, the Norris Campground in Yellowstone National Park is the perfect place to pitch your tent or park your RV. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

  • Sleep under the stars at Norris Campground in Yellowstone
  • No reservations needed
  • Open from May 19 to September 25
  • Fee to camp is only $20 per night
  • You can fish nearby in the river
  • See the colorful hot springs in the Norris Geyser Basin


Open from mid-May to late September, Norris Campground Yellowstone overlooks some pretty meadows and is nestled right by the river. It’s only a short walk to Norris Geyser Basin. You can also enjoy the quiet while admiring the bison roaming through your camp.


Norris Campground is located on the west side of the park, near Steamboat Geyser, 21 miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs and 12 miles west of Canyon.

GPS: 44.73762217807755, -110.6946587562561


You don’t need reservations at Yellowstone’s Norris Campground. It’s first-come, first-served.

Specifics for 2017

  • Open from May 19 to September 25, 2017
  • Camping fee is $20 per night
  • Number of Sites: 100
  • Elevation: 7,500 Feet
  • Flush Toilet Facilities
  • No Showers or Laundry nearby (closest amenities are at Canyon 12 miles away)
  • Generators are permitted from 8 am to 8 pm
  • 7 RV sites available
  • No dump station

Nearby Activities & Attractions

There is plenty of fishing and hiking within a short walk or drive from Norris Campground. The Norris Geyser Basin is a 10-minute walk away, where you can see one of the hottest thermal areas in Yellowstone. You’ll discover the tallest active geyser and see the colorful hot springs and other beautiful features of this basin. Visit the Norris Museum and hike the surrounding trails.