Yellowstone National Park
Date Visited: August 2020
Site: #G218, PULL-THROUGH, NO hookups
We paid: $18 per night
Grant Village is a good place from which to explore Yellowstone Lake, the Geyser Basins around Old Faithful, and the southern portions of Yellowstone National Park, like West Thumb, Lewis Lake, etc.
We struggled to get consecutive nights at Grant Village, given that it was August and we only reserved a month in advance. Eventually we were able to get 4 nights there, which was perfect. They don’t assign you to sites until you show up, and you don’t have much choice. But being polite and friendly helps! We were originally assigned G217 and we could not get our rig level in this pot-hole-filled site. I went back to the office and requested the site across from G217, which was G218, and that worked out great. Sites vary widely in terms of size, levelness, and the number of holes, but hey, it’s Yellowstone!
We liked this campground a lot, much more than Bridge Bay up the road. It’s virtually all in the forest, so just about every site has shade. While the site may not be great for parking your rig, the sites are spread out and you feel like you’re in the middle of the forest, which you are. Generators can be run between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
There are hiking trails straight from the campground, including one that took us to the amphitheater area of the campground. Along the way we often saw female elk or even an elk calf, as we did this hike every day we stayed here.
Restrooms are typical of national park campgrounds—pretty basic—so this is a good place to be self-contained. The campground is pretty close to the Grant Village store and other amenities, though the visitor center was closed due to COVID-19.
We would definitely stay here again when visiting Yellowstone.