This NPS-run campground is a great alternative to the many run by Xanterra, the private concessionaire. Not only is it substantially cheaper, but it's a more reasonable size (under 100 sites) and is staffed by great volunteer campground hosts. There aren't many trees, but the views north toward Gardiner are great. Be prepared for the ground squirrels to start squeaking before sunrise. June is a shoulder season in Yellowstone, and this campground was filling in the early-mid afternoon.
Bathrooms are average, and although the campground itself has no showers, you can pay (or sneak in) to use the common showers in the Mammoth hotel just up the hill.
One word of warning: there's a half-mile trail connecting the campground to the developed Mammoth area, but it is very steep -- hard to climb up, a bit slippery coming down.
- Also Known As:
- Mammoth Campground Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Mammoth Campground Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming