My husband and I stayed in the Canyon Campground in late June. This is by far the best full service camping location in the entire park. Everything is about an hour away by car (or less), and it is perfectly situated for access to both Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley (which means bison, pronghorns, elk.... need I go on?!). Bison are hanging out right near the road for your enjoyment. You will not find a better location if you are trying to check out every corner of the park while staying in one spot.
The village is not the most charming in the park, but the lodge has good ice cream, there is a well stocked general store, and ice and the gas station are conveniently located. Showers are laundry are convenient and clean, as are the bathrooms. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but it seemed okay. The Xanterra employees were very friendly, and we were able to schedule our activities for our stay in the park from the desk at the village.
The only reason I am giving this campground 4/5 stars is because our campsite had no room for our tent. No really- no room. We set up our tent on the asphalt next to our car as there was no flat area for the tent. We found this odd as when you make the reservation you specify your tent size, and had assumed our (5 person size) tent would be accommodated. Our site seemed to be the only one with this issue however, and everyone else seemed to have lots of room for all their tents, etc.
We will definitely stay in the Canyon Village Campground again in the future. It's great to have a spot where you spend less of your day driving and more of the day enjoying the park.
- Also Known As:
- Canyon Village Campground Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Canyon Campground Yellowstone