Slough Creek Campground: Yellowstone Camping

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Slough Creek Campground

Slough Creek Campground in Yellowstone is a primitive camping location that gets you out in the wilderness and sleeping under the stars, with plenty of outdoor fun nearby. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

  • A wooded paradise awaits you at Slough Creek
  • No reservations are needed at Slough Creek Campground
  • Open from June 15 to October 7
  • Camping fee is $15 per night
  • Drive to Tower-Roosevelt to see Tower Falls
  • Check out the Petrified Tree that is millions of years old


Trees and open sage meadows welcome you to Slough Creek Campground, in the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. Open from late May to the end of October, it’s the perfect place to experience a primitive camping spot in the park.


Slough Creek Campground is located along the banks of Slough Creek, five miles east of Tower Junction. The access is two and a half miles down a dirt road.

GPS: 44.94872381816351, -110.30672550201416


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

Specifics for 2017

  • Open from June 15 to October 7
  • Camping fee is $15 per night
  • # Of Sites: 29
  • Elevation: 6,250 feet
  • Vault Toilet Facilities
  • No Showers or Laundry on site
  • No generators permitted
  • RV sites available (14 for 30-foot)
  • No dump station
  • Nearest amenities are about 8 miles away

Nearby Activities & Attractions

Staying at the Slough Creek Campground will have you out in the wilderness, but there are still many things to see that aren’t too far away. Drive to the Tower-Roosevelt area to take in the Petrified Tree and to visit Tower Falls.

The Yellowstone Association Institute isn’t far off to the east, and here you can enjoy some special programs that teach about the natural history of Yellowstone.