An August 2006 trip
to Yellowstone National Park by kyrie2005
Quote: A trip to Yellowstone National Park with teenagers.
The campground at Grant Village is a lot like all the other campgrounds in the park. It is the economical way to "do Yellowstone." Campsites are only $18 a night - half that if you have a Golden Age Passport (for people over 60) They are clean and well kept, food lockers are available, and the restrooms are very accessible. Not far away, there are pay showers and a laundromat, and the cafeteria/gift shop is also close. This is very handy when you need that first cup of morning coffee and just can't wait for the water to boil on your camp stove!
There are fire pits at each campsite, as well as a parking pad for your vehicle. The campgrounds accommodate both tent campers and people with campers. One big thing to remember is that it gets cold in the park at night. Even though we were there in August, it dropped down to the mid-30 F degrees at night. Another thing to remember is that Yellowstone is Bear Country (eh, boo boo!) and there are many reminders of this fact. Each picnic table sports a sticker with a list of everything that has to be kept up when not in use. This includes not only food, but drinking water, utensils and cookware. It's kind of a hassle, but I would imagine that finding a bear in your tent would be worse!
Grant Village campground is very close to the shores of Yellowstone Lake, and the early morning walks along the water were great. My kids were thrilled at seeing an elk one morning! I would definitely use this campground again! I was very impressed!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2006
Grant Village Campground
22 miles north of South Yellowstone Entrance
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming