We camped at this little gem with our grand-daughters for a week last summer and we all fell in love with this place. The camp ground is perfectly suited for tent and small pop-up camper type camping. It has 71 sites and is primitive. That means vault toilets and drinking water only. Showers (along with stores and other amenities) can be found at Mammoth Hot Spring about 8 miles away. Best of all Indian Creek is GENERATOR FREE! That means that most of the annoying folks who feel it necessary to impose their brand of noise pollution on the great outdoors and their neighbors around them can congregate together else where.
Indian Creek campground is located mid-way between Mammoth and Norris, near Sheepeater Cliff, in the northwest quadrant of the Park. It is a remote and beautiful section of the park away from the crazy and chaotic "Disneyland" atmosphere surrounding Old Faithful. It is quiet and peaceful.
It is nestled near the junction of Obsidian and Indian Creeks where they join to form the Gardiner River. This area provides excellent fishing opportunities. There are numerous hiking trails around the campground and we went on daily wildlife watching bicycle trips with the grand-daughters along the near by Winter Creek.
Like every where in bear country there are important bear safeguard measures in place regarding food storage. Be prepared to read, understand, and follow these required measures for your safety and peace of mind.
This CG is first come first served and takes no reservations so plan accordingly. We had no trouble getting a place during prime July season but we did get there in the morning. There are some CG hosts to check you in and help with general questions. There is also firewood sales. The vault toilets were kept immaculately clean while we were there.
This campground seems to embody the spirit of the National Park to me. If you are looking to get away from the crowds and would rather experience beauty, solitude, and nature this is a great place to camp. We can't wait to go back.
- Also Known As:
- Indian Creek Campground Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Indian Creek Campground Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming