The Bridge Bay campground is a reasonable campground for a short stay. I was able to make a 2-night reservation for July, six weeks in advance so felt lucky. As others have mentioned, there are multiple "loops", some in open areas and some in more forested. I was unaware that campers have any choice about which loop they camp-on; campsites are assigned upon arrival, not by reservation.
There is a separate RV campground a couple of miles away, so many of the campers at Bridge Bay are 'tenters'. We had a small RV. The site "just fit" ... something wider would have worked better. Pads are gravel, not necessarily very level. Picnic tables are solid-cast, so not movable to suit one's desires. Weeds were high around our site, so playing catch, etc. wasn't practical. Generator hours are 08:00 - 20:00; there are no hookups.
A gentle walk away one finds a small general store and a marina. We took a one-hour sightseeing tour of the lake that added an extra dimension to our trip. Guided fishing charters and boat rental are also available. The campgrounds are run by a concessionaire, Xanterra. All of their employees were pleasant and helpful.
A single RV dump station and potable water are on-site ... we found it insufficient to the demand.
One evening a bison wandered through the campsite 20' from our RV. The next morning we saw 5 buck deer at very close range. Great experiences!
- Also Known As:
- Bridge Bay Campground Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Bridge Bay Campground Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming