Lewis Lake Campground—elevation 7,800 ft (2377 m)—is about twelve miles from the South Entrance and a short walk from the southeast shore of Lewis Lake. A boat ramp is located near the campground information and registration area. Canoes, kayaks, and motor boats are allowed on Lewis Lake. Boat permits and an aquatic invasive species inspection performed by park staff are required.
No Cell Phone Reception
Food Storage Lockers
Staff or Volunteer Host On Site - Seasonal
Potable Water spigots
Vault Toilets - year round
Showers - None
Camping information and regulations:
Total length limit for this campground's sites is 25 feet (7.6 m) and is strictly enforced.
Camping is permitted only in designated sites with the following capacity: Maximum of six (6) people per site.
The delivery or pick-up of out-of-park RVs or other camper unit rentals is prohibited.
Keep all food and related items - beverages, cooking utensils, stoves, pet food and, empty or full, food and beverage containers such as coolers, ice chests, and water jugs - locked inside your vehicle or stored in a food storage box. A violation notice will be issued for non-compliance.
All trash and garbage must be disposed of in the provided bear-proof trash cans. Do not leave food related trash or garbage unattended.
Washing dishes or clothing at campground hydrants or spigots is prohibited. Wash dishes away from water sources. Carry all dishwater/wastewater to restroom toilets for disposal.
All wheeled vehicles including trailers and motorcycles must stay on established roadways or parking areas.
Quiet Hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and are strictly enforced. No loud audio devices or other noise disturbances will be allowed during this time.
Use of generators is prohibited in Indian Creek, Lewis Lake, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, and Tower Fall Campgrounds. Generators are permitted from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. at the following campgrounds: Bridge Bay, Canyon, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Grant Village, Madison, Mammoth and Norris Campgrounds.
Pets must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Clean up pet waste.
Campfires are permitted only in established fire grates. Fires must be attended at all times. Only dead, down, and detached wood may be gathered. Wood should not extend outside the fire grate perimeter. Do not break limbs off of standing trees, living or dead. Drown campfires thoroughly with water to make sure they are completely out. Do not put dirt, rocks or garbage into the fire grates.
Wood and charcoal fires may be subject to special restrictions due to fire danger. Restrictions will be listed on campground information boards and on the current conditions page. Propane grills and stoves are not usually affected by fire restrictions.
Solicitation to share campsites is prohibited.
Camping is limited to 14 days July 1 – Labor Day and to 30 days the rest of the year.
Check out deadline is 10 A.M.
To fish within the park, people 16 years of age and older are required to purchase and carry on their person a Yellowstone National Park Fishing Permit. To learn more about fishing regulations, visit: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishing.htm
For reservations at the campgrounds managed by Yellowstone National Park Lodges (Fishing Bridge RV Park, Bridge Bay, Canyon, Madison, and Grant Village campgrounds), please visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges website: http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/stay/camping/
The campground is situated next to one of the large, fresh water, high elevation lakes in Yellowstone. Lewis Lake allows use of both motorized and non-motorized boats.
Lewis Canyon overlook
Back country camping access
There is no change fee if a visitor extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. Additionally, there is no change fee if the visitor wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility.
If a visitor wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee.
If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.
Once a reservation date has begun, visitors cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. Onsite staff will assist with changes or cancellations. Cancellations:
Visitors may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation.
A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's approved rate including tax and applicable add-on. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.
Visitors who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival date will pay a $10 service fee AND forfeit the first night’s rate.
A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.
No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.
Visitors are requested to notify staff at the facility if they depart early to allow others to use the site.
If the visitor chooses to depart early, they may forfeit the approved rate and applicable tax and applicable add-on for the day of departure. If a visitor departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Visitors may notify the Recreation.gov call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a visitor requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time (10 am) has passed, the visitor will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.
Yellowstone National Park Campgrounds PO Box 168 Yellowstone WY 82190
For campground inquiries, please call: 307-344-2107
Campground is twelve miles north of the South Entrance. It is located on the road between South entrance and West Thumb.