We stayed here for 3 nights in mid-June 2013. We were in a pop up camper and were assigned to loop I (like ice cream). I can't remember the site number but we were almost all the way around the loop on the inside. It was a nice site. Sort of small compared to our state park sites in SC, but enough room you don't feel like you are on top of the neighbors. There is no electric in Canyon. We were a fair distance to the restrooms so we didn't have some of the noise/lights problems that other have had. Be sure to be specific about the size of your vehicle(s) when making your reservations. Ours fit just barely due to the tree in the back of the driveway. We did have close neighbors with small kids behind us but that was no problem. We didn't expect quiet backcountry camping here. They were nice as are most camping people. We did not have enough room on the site due to trees to put up an awning, but that was fine with us since we were there to see Yellowstone and didn't really hang out at the campsite like usual. The water was a good ways from our site. We had a jug and would just fill it up every once in a while. The bathrooms were clean. The dishwashing station does not have hot water. It is hard to wash sticky marshmellow sticks with cold water. We were very careful with the bear rules. I did not want to see a bear in my camper. We also carried bear spray anywhere we went. The park had to put a bear down the week we were there as it was coming to Canyon campground for food. We went to the ranger program one night at 9:30pm. It is nightly during the summer. It was very informative and interesting. It was cold though. Take a sweater. On our trip we had a couple really nice warm days and then some nights were in the low 30's. Take a variety of clothes and layer up. We had snow twice while there....flurries.
They also have a water fill up and sewer dump in one area of the campground. We filled up the pop up with water on our way out as we were just headed to Bridge Bay. We forgot to do it on the way in.
The showers at Canyon are nice. You have a stall and a small changing area that is private. The dirty water from other bathers will drain into your shower if you pick the one with the drain. Yuck. One lady flung a dirty sock on my mid-shower. Yuck. You get 2 free showers per day. We had 4 people so we had to buy some. They are $3.64 per day. You pay at the front and then they let you in. You get a card at check in with your free showers so you can use them anytime. They do close the shower/laundry at 9pm or so. Make sure you get there in time to get in. They won't chase you out if you make it in. The showers are unlimited in time and hot. You can also rent a towel and bathmat if needed. We used the laundry facilities there too. I think it was about $1.75 a load? They have a change machine. They also have some snacks and drinks and firewood for sale there.
The restaurant will sell sandwiches that you can take with you while touring the park. 4 sandwiches were $33. Not cheap. They were good though and they will heat them up for you if you want. They have a large gift shop at Canyon also.
Overall, this is a excellent campground with a great location. The showers were much nicer here than at Fishing Bridge. We will stay here during our entire stay next time we go to Yellowstone.
- Also Known As:
- Canyon Village Campground Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Canyon Campground Yellowstone