Bridge Bay is handy since I can always get a reservation online even at the last minute. Plus, it is near Hayden and Pelican valleys for wildlife potential.
The registration personnel are extremely friendly and helpful. They take cancellations before 11am of your night reservation.
The easy trail to Natural Bridge is right out of the campground and a delightful discovery. It's also nice to walk down along the lake.
The evening ranger programs at the amphitheater are very professional, informative powerpoint presentations on a big screen. I've attended quite a number of them and they were all great! Take a flashlight, warm clothes, & something to sit on, especially if it has rained. They are well-worth it.
Except for some hidden gems in the upper A woods, loops A, B, C & D are most.y out in the open with no protection or privacy. With my tent in loop D, I watched some tents and vestibules blow down in the high winds as it is very exposed.
I had a grizzly bear in the meadow below my tent in June and have always had bison in the campground. I now sleep in my camper shell with those bison stomping around.
If you have a tent, request online one of the upper lettered tent-only sites, not D. Those upper tent-only sites are quiet and more secluded, some with views of the lake.
With my truck camper shell, I enjoyed staying in loop G, which has some nice back-ins that are private also with lake views. Loop H was very crowded when I was there and our sites were so close together I could hear snoring and belching in the night from both my neighbors!
Campers left cases of drinks, water containers, and lots of clutter out and I wish the hosts there would crack down more.
- Also Known As:
- Bridge Bay Campground Hotel Yellowstone National Park