The Norris Campground in Yellowstone National Park is located near Ranger Museum.
This campground is first come first served with sites spread around a couple of loops. Some of the sites in this campground have epic views!
Centrally located near the Norris Geyser Basin and hot springs this campground is the perfect location for exploring the park.
Season: The campground is only open during summer. May 15 – September 28, 2020
Number of Sites: 111
Location in the park: Located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) north of Norris Junction.
Campsite cost: $20.00
Rates do not include taxes or utility fees and are subject to change.
Interagency Access and Senior Pass holders receive a 50% discount.
Hiker/bicyclist Nightly Fee – $5.00
Payments accepted: cash/check
Reservations: No, All sites are first-come, first-served.
Latitude/Longitude: N 44 44.27088 W 110 41.6169
Elevation: 7,500 feet (2286 m)
Accessible Sites: Two accessible campsites; accessible restroom with flush toilets at the campground entrance.
Pets Allowed: Yes, You will want to be aware of the park pet policy
Norris Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? No, All sites are first-come, first-served.
Check out our ultimate Yellowstone Camping Guide for information on the campgrounds that take reservations.
Norris Campground Amenities
Flush Toilets: Yes
Payphone: Yes, next to the entrance
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes, Site #20 while we were there
Is firewood available for purchase? Yes, near the front entrance.
The campground also has ice for sale near the front entrance.
Amenities at each campsite:
Firepit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes, Bear boxes are available for most tent sites.
Potable Water? Yes
RV Camping at Norris Campground
RV Length: Two signed sites at 50 feet (15.2 m) and five sites at 30 feet (9.1 m).
Both RV’s and Trailers are allowed in the campground.
Dump Station: No
Generators: Generators may only be operated from 8 am to 8 pm (60 dB limit).
How to get to Norris Campground
Located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) north of Norris Junction.
Norris Campground Regulations
The maximum number of people in a campsite: Maximum 6 persons per site
The number of cars per campsite: Tent sites allow for up to two tents and two vehicles. RV sites allow for one RV (tow included) only. (For reference, 2 motorcycles = 1 vehicle)
Check-in Time: check-in any time of day that there is an unoccupied site.
Checkout time: 10 AM.
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Maximum Stay: Camping is limited to 14 days from July 1 through Labor Day, and 30 days for the rest of the year. There is no stay limit at the Fishing Bridge RV Park.
Norris Campground Map
Norris Campground Photos
A – Loop – The A – Loop is flat and some sites have great river views.
B – Loop – This loop is pretty hilly.
C – Loop – This loop is on a hill
Don’t forget to pack
Earplugs – Especially if you are in a tent you may get a lot of road noise.
Additional Yellowstone National Park Resources
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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel – Find out what it is like to stay in this great Yellowstone lodge.
Lake Yellowstone Hotel – Room photo and videos, what to expect when staying at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel
Camping Tips from a Park Ranger – These are the tips I learned from managing a campground for years.