Yellowstone’s North Loop to Reopen; Availability of Camping and Other Lodging Options in Cody Yellowstone Unexpectedly High
CODY, Wyo., June 30, 2022 – Today’s announcement that Yellowstone National Park’s north loop is reopening means an unexpected convergence of availability of accommodations and accessibility to the park.
“With a huge increase in interest in outdoor hospitality and the 150th anniversary of the world’s first national park, campsites in and around Yellowstone were supposed to be near-impossible to find this summer,” said Ryan Hauck, executive director of Cody Yellowstone. “Recent flooding, however, changed that scenario completely, and we have a different story to tell.”
Immediately after heavy rains and melting snow caused damage in the northern part of the park, all five park gates were closed. The East, South and West Gates reopened along with the south loop portion of the park’s “Figure 8” Grand Loop. The North and Northeast Gates to Yellowstone remain closed, but the majority of the park is open, including geyser basins, waterfalls, travertine terraces, rivers and more.
When the north loop reopens on Saturday, travelers will be able to access 93 percent of all park roads from the park’s East Gate, located 52 miles from downtown Cody.
Cody Yellowstone is comprised of more than half of the park as well as the towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as the valley east of the park.
Camping options in Cody Yellowstone include:
Absaroka Bay Campground. 98 RV sites, full hookups, showers and laundry.
Buffalo Bluff Campground. Pull-through RV sites 60 feet long, laundry, showers, full hookups.
Buffalo Bill State Park. North Shore Bay Campground has 32 RV and five tent sites. Some hookups available. North Fork Campground has 93 RV and six tent sites. Some hookups available.
Cody KOA. RV and tent sites. Full hookups, showers and laundry.
Cody Trout Ranch Camp-RV Park. 39 RV sites, eight tipis, full hookups, lounge, laundry, showers.
Oasis Motel and RV Park. 11 RV sites with full hookups, area for self-contained RVs, laundry and showers.
Parkway RV Campground and Trailer Village. 25 RV sites, full hookups, laundry, showers.
Ponderosa Campground. 137 RV sites, full hookups, showers, laundry.
River’s View RV Park. 13 RV sites, full hookups, laundry.
Outside of Town
Chief Joseph RV Park. 16 RV sites, eight full hookups, bar, laundry, showers.
Shoshone National Forest Campgrounds. 32 campgrounds on public lands.
Black-footed Ferret Campground. 109 RV sites, full hookups, showers and laundry.
Park County Fairgrounds. 72 RV sites, 60 with full hookups, showers and laundry.
Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV. 64 RV sites, full hookups, restaurant/bar, showers.
Yellowstone National Park
Bridge Bay Campground. 400+ RV and tent sites. Restrooms, no hookups.
Canyon Campground. 270+ RV and tent sites. Dump station, showers, restrooms. No hookups.
Fishing Bridge RV Park. 310 sites, showers, laundry, full hookups.
Grant Village Campground. 400+ RV and tent sites, showers, restrooms, laundry. No hookups.
Madison Campground. 270+ RV and tent sites, restrooms. No hookups.
In addition to RV and camping options, accommodations in Cody Yellowstone include 40 hotels/motels; 26 guest houses, cabins and lodges; 15 dude and guest ranches, seven bed and breakfasts and numerous vacation rentals.
Home of the Great American Adventure, Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as areas inside of Yellowstone National Park and the valley east of the entrance. The region is known for rodeos, authentic guest and dude ranches, world-class museums and recreational adventures that reflect the adventurous spirit of the visionaries and explorers who brought the remote region to the world’s attention.
Mesereau Travel Public Relations