This barren, sagebrush-covered campground with sparse shade is on a hairpin bend in the road below Mammoth Hot Springs. It gets road noise, but its relatively low elevation makes it the warmest campground and a good choice for early- or late-season visits.
Eating and other facilities are in Mammoth, just to the south, or Gardiner, 5 miles north by the North Entrance. When staffed, the registration office assigns sites, accepts credit cards and offers change. There are several wheelchair-accessible and hiker/cyclist sites, and firewood is for sale between 6pm and 8:30pm. Join one of the ranger talks at the amphitheater at 9pm or 9:30pm, depending on the month.
Sites are first come, first served.