Yellowstone National Park RV Trip Tips

Yellowstone National Park RV Trip Tips

With over 100 years of American history, breathtaking views and overwhelming wildlife, your RV trip to Yellowstone National Park is sure to be the trip of a lifetime. When planning your trip it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve listed a few of our favorite must see’s to get you started, remember to book or list your RV with before you hit the road.

Book your site in advance

Campsites fill up fast in God’s Country. There are limited campsites inside Yellowstone National Park and they book up a year in advance so start planning early! Each park offers something unique. If you aren’t able to book a site within the Park, fear not, there are plenty of beautiful locations outside the park. But here are a few highlights from the campgrounds inside this breathtaking national park.

Pebble Creek Campground

Pebble Creek Campground is a first come first serve park. Located near the parks northeast entrance Pebble Creek sits against the Absaroka Mountains. The Park is open from mid-June to September, so if you’re wanting to try to stay in this park you’ll want to plan accordingly. However, make sure you have a backup plan since there are no guarantees. Experience the old west in the Roosevelt Tower area, go fishing, or enjoy the spectacular wildlife viewing. Stretch your inner photographer or just observe nature soaking in the moment.

Fishing Bridge Campground

If you’re anything like myself and need a more definite plan, there are a few other options to choose from. For example, Fishing Bridge RV Park located near the mouth of Yellowstone River takes reservations. The Fishing Bridge, for which the park is named, is a perfect spot for bird watching.  Be sure to bring your binoculars to enjoy all the wildlife from a safe distance.

Bridge Bay Campground

Another great option is Bridge Bay Campground which also accepts reservations. This park is located about 30 miles from the park’s east entrance and has spectacular views of the Absaroka Mountains. Bridge Bay Marina is close by, so you have access to a small store, boating and tours.

If you’re not able to book an RV space inside the park, fear not, there are plenty of options just outside the park. At the end of the day, what is really important is being able to enjoy as much of what Yellowstone National Park has to offer as possible. Let’s look at some of the highlights you won’t want to miss!

Planning Activities

In my mind, the idea of spontaneity and going with the flow sounds like a great idea, however, to be perfectly honest, that never really works out. Inevitably, we end up lost, frustrated and no one can decide on what to do. So, here’s a quick list of a few of this enchanting park’s highlights to get you started.


Yellowstone is home to half of the world’s known geysers. The most popular of which is not the biggest, that title goes to Steamboat Geyser.  Old Faithful however, is the most popular because it’s the most predictable. It was also the first geyser to receive a name.


Grand Prismatic Spring

Situated near Excelsior Geyser is the third largest hot spring in the world! Microbial mats around the mineral rich water cause the water’s vibrant colors of red, orange, yellow, green and blue and the more dominant color changes by the season. So, this one might be worth seeing twice!

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The geology of the canyon isn’t well understood, but the awe-inspiring beauty of the intricate erosion and canyon colors are undeniable and will leave you breathless.


Yellowstone Falls

The biggest of Yellowstone Falls, Lower Falls towers over 300 feet dumping up to 60,000 gallons of water per second over Lower Falls.

Regardless of where you stay or what sights you decide to fit into your RV Trip, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience. To list your RV for rent or find the perfect RV for your dream destinations, visit

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