Slough Creek Campground

Yellowstone National Park

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Slough Creek Campground Rd. Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 307-344-7381 Official Website

GPS: 44.9486, -110.3068

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 28
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: June-Sept.
Elevation: 6273 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Tango
CO 25' Airstream Ford F-250
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 8
“Fantastic!”

Reviewed Jun 23, 2019

Overall Rating

We stayed in mid/late June. If you are interested in seeing wildlife, this seems like the best place in the park to camp (Lamar District of Yellowstone).

Some sites are definitely only sized for tent or van only, but some can take trailers, though the 25' length is about max. Vault toilets are fantastic, camp hosts great, and everyone here seems to know that this is a special place to be able to camp in Yellowstone.

This campground is great for solar. No generators allowed. Some sites get shade part of the day, but it is not heavily wooded.

Getting a site is the trick. It is all first come, first serve. They usually know in the afternoon how many spaces will be available the next day, and write it on a board at the entrance if any will be available. I understand that people will get in line as early as 5:30 am, though 6:00/6:30 seems more the norm. We happened to luck into a space, as we got a spot at Soda Butte CG in the morning (just east of Cook City and NE Entrance to park), and came into Yellowstone to do a short hike and scope out Pebble Creek and Slough Creek Campgrounds to get the skinny for next time we come though. It just happened that someone left unexpectedly early, and so at 3:30 pm we were offered a spot, which we took in a heartbeat. Paid, retrieved our trailer, and have been here 6 nights.

Online and at Visitors Centers, I saw digital displays of what time the various campgrounds filled up the day before, and what their current status is.

Oh yeah, there's even 1-2 bars Verizon here most of the time. I'm told this may be the only first come first serve CG with cell service.

We've talked to campground hosts at a few different CGs during this trip, and the enforcement of max length is CG by CG. Apparently each of the 9 districts has a director, and they set the tone/standards for how much the max combined length restrictions are enforced. It can also vary camp host to camp host. One guy at Norris CG said he helped get a 30' rig + big truck into a pull through site there, but other hosts have tape measures and if you're a 1/2" over, your outta luck. At the time of writing this, I forget what the stated max length combined is, but I want to say 40'. We are at 43' total, and it was no problem whatsoever for us.

A bison was mowing the grass in front of our trailer this afternoon.

Access
Location
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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 15

Mandy would stay here again

“Basic quiet campsite ”

Reviewed Aug 16, 2017

Overall Rating

Sloth creek campsite is directly in the Lamar valley. We really wanted to stay in the valley to minimize the drive each morning in the hope of seeing wolf and bear. We had a two day drive to Yellowstone. Thus we didn't arrive until all the sights were full. We were advised by the nice host to be in the queue by 6am the next morning. We went off and slept in our car that night. We were in the queue by 5:30 am. We were he second car! We had a space by 8am in the morning.

There are only 16 spaces at the end of a. 2.5 mile untarmaced road. The sites have a picnic bench, fire pit, tent pitch and bear food safe/ cupboard. The toilets are drop toilets with plenty of paper and hand gel (not water). These were the cleanest pit toilets I have ever seen. Well done Tower Maintenance team.

The water comes from a pump. We found this to be a two person job to get the water out of the pump bit not a problem.

Why did we like. Is site? The price was reasonable. We have a micro tent and we're delighted with the price. There are no large RVS etc thus no loud generators. There is plenty of space to give you privacy from your neighbours. Clean loos. Close to the wildlife hot spot. Nice location beside the creek. We even had intermittent AT&T reception!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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