For our time near Yellowstone National Park, we stayed in Gardiner, Montana at the Yellowstone RV Park. It offers spots anywhere from tent camping to large Class A’s. Most of the spots are back-ins, although they do have some pull-throughs.
Pros: Near the river, close to town, close to north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The campground also has laundry facilities, showers, a playground, and a grass area with waste bags for furry friends. They do take a AAA or Good Sam discount (at the time of our booking).
Cons: Tighter spots, steeper hill down into the campground.
Laundry is $1.50/load for the washer and dryer. Washer is on the smaller capacity size, but the driers are normal/larger sized. Two loads of wash fit in one drier. There are 2 laundry facilities and bath showers, one at either end of the campground.
Each campsite has a picnic table. There are no fires/fire rings allowed, however you can bring a propane fire pit. They allow mats/rugs outside, but do ask you to move them off the grass since they water it each day.
They do work hard at maintaining the park. They were watering the grass everyday and mowed/trimmed. It seemed nicely kept. It was very convenient to go into the park or into town.
SUMMARY OF CAMPGROUND:
Our rating: 3-3.5 out of 5 hitches
Cell Phone Reception: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile
RV Sites: Back-in, some pull-throughs
Pop Up Tents/Gazebos/Outdoor Rugs On Site: No tents, rugs ok but have to be moved for watering each day
Amenities: Picnic Tables, Free Cable, playground
Tent Camping: Yes
Full Hook-ups: Yes. Most 30 amp sites, limited 50 amp sites.
Food On-Site: No, but close to town/restaurants
Camp Store: No