Canyon Campground

Campground in Yellowstone National Park

This huge campground is the most densely forested in the park, but the 11 loops are also some of the most cramped, which makes staying here feel like being churned through a Pink Floyd–style tourism meat grinder. Still, thanks to its central location as a base for day trips to other parts of park, it’s very popular.

There are showers and laundry on site (rates include two showers) and the restaurants and supplies of Canyon Village are nearby. Canyon also offers the most tent-only sites (four out of 11 loops) of any campground. Head to the amphitheater at 9pm or 9:30pm for the nightly campfire programs. Snow can linger here well into June.