Pebble Creek Campground
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Pebble Creek Campground

Northeast Entrance Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Northeast Entrance Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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WeAlwaysWAnder wrote a review Feb 2020
Olympia, Washington
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Pebble Creek was our favorite campground in Yellowstone National Park. A less crowded area of the park, probably why we loved it! 27 sites and all are available first come first serve - no reservations! The location and lack of reservations make this a quiet, peaceful campground. It sits at 6900 feet elevation. All sites have a table, fire ring, and food storage locker - it is bear country! There are vault toilets and seasonally there is potable drinking water. Our first night there we stayed in one of the "pull out sites" on the west side of the campground. It was ok, however they are not true pull outs, you just park on the side of the park road.... not bad considering the low use of this campground. On our second night we scored a spot on the east side right across from Pebble Creek.... it was perfect! We enjoyed drinks in our chairs at the creekside and a beautiful night listening to the peaceful sounds of the creek. It appears they have changed the site numbers since we visited to add some tent sites, so do not pay attention to the site markers in our old nostalgic photos!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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wildlifeship wrote a review Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is perfect, close to wolf viewing, close to Moose spots and not from from Silvergate. Mountain views are nice and small creek with nice trail. The host also helpful and nice. The line starts to form early to get a spot as it filled up by 8AM. A fox took a hotdog bun from the person table next to my site.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Campforfun wrote a review Jul 2012
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great campground! It is primitive, which is what we wanted. The hosts were helpful and friendly. It is first come gets a spot, so we felt lucky to find a place, getting there early afternoon. Was there with my husband and our four boys, and they loved it. Saw bison close to our camp each day. Even had a mule deer come hang out close to us each day too. Plan well ahead of time if you want these first come sites. Hard to get one especially first week of July, and if you can't get there early. Thanks pebble creek. My favorite camp while in yellowstone!
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Date of stay: July 2012
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denalicat wrote a review Sept 2012
USA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pebble is one of my favorite campgrounds where I have stayed during a few trips this season. It is in a beautiful location, right by Lamar valley where I have seen an abundance of wildlife, particularly wolves. I woke to wolves howling right by the campground my last visit. On previous earlier visits, I have seen a grizzly bear right near the campground. There was a bison in camp picking through the fire grills on my first visit.

The camp hosts are organized and very helpful. On my last visit, the chemical outhouse was actually sweet-smelling (how do that do that!?)

Some of the sites are too close together, but I have also had nice sites by the creek and up at the top of the drainage. It was nice to go to sleep to the sound of the creek rather than one's close neighbors.

The old-fashioned water pump is hard to manipulate alone since a coin does not fit under the valve like at Slough campground and pebbles slide off! My first visit I struggled alone, then I had someone hold it up for me. This last visit another lady was having trouble filling her water bladder so we took turns helping each other.

There is the shaded Slough Creek trail nearby; however, the bridge across from the campground washed out. So it's a bit unnerving to face all that entrance traffic crossing the road bridge. Once there, it's a beautiful hike.

There is a new sign-in board which makes it easy to see where there is an empty spot and who is leaving when, so folks don't drive around and around like vultures to get a site early morning LOL! The regular price of a campsite is $12.
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Look for a site by the creek.
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Laura S wrote a review Jul 2015
Draper, Utah
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had originally booked a campground in Jackson (see that review, UGH) but it didn't work out so we pressed on into the park at 2am to see what we could find. We pulled over where we had some internet service and found all spots last weekend were booked up. But they said there were some "first come first serve" sites as well. We chugged into the park and found this one, Pebble Creek Campground. There is also another one called Slough Creek that looked really nice but you had to drive over a dirt road in for a bit to get to it and we just thought this Pebble Creek one looked better laid out. It was 5:30 am when we got there, the sun was just coming up. It said "full" but I told my husband I would look at the board to see if anyone was leaving that day. Even though it was a Saturday in busy season, maybe someone was leaving, I prayed. In fact, about 9 sites of the 20 something were turning over. As I was looking at the board, the camp host came out and said hello. I explained our predicament and that we were exhausted and how does this work? Could we fill out our tag and be first in line and just sleep here in our car as we had been up all night, etc? He was so sweet. He said, come walk with me! So I did. Now it was almost 6:30 and there were people up and moving around in the campground. He was asking those up "are you leaving or staying today" and there was one family that said they were leaving right after their coffee. I asked if I paid him right there and right then, could we have that spot. He said sure, just go fill out the papers and pay and wait until they left. So we did. I filled everything out and had the payment ready and waited in my car by the registration board. We dozed and about an hour later we heard a "beep beep" from the people waving and leaving. So blessed! We drove in and claimed our spot. It was beautiful. A mother and her baby deer frequented the campground. There was a babbling creek to listen to. The toilet was cleaned daily. The bear box was huge and fit all our stuff in it when we went to bed or out hiking. The hosts were so nice. They stopped by every day and just talked to everyone. People were very friendly. I truly loved this campground. It is far up in the NE section of the park, but that is OK. We have done yellowstone numerous times so we didn't care about seeing everything. We just wanted to hike and relax. So we stayed to the NE section of the park. Wolves. Bears. Pronghorns. We saw everything. What started as a nightmare of a vacation with another camping spot turned into a blessing. We plan on going back this fall right before the campground closes, we loved it that much! Also, it does fill every day. But there seems to be turn over every day. Get there early. Be friendly. When you know that someone will be leaving, talk to the host and "claim" the spot. But don't be weird and hover over people. It is still their spot until 11. We had some people do that when we were leaving. I know they just wanted a spot, but it really is weird to have people sitting there staring at you while you pack up. I liked how we did it. Waited up at the registration board, and they honked and waved when they left, like "ok, it's yours now". I'd have felt like an idiot staring at them the whole time they packed up. Common courtesy!
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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CTravel12 wrote a review Aug 2014
United States
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During the peak summer season, we typically stay outside the Park and then get up early to stalk the campgrounds, which is about the only way one can get a decent site at this time of the year. Slough Creek was already full and/or spoken for at 7:30 am (the host told us try again at 5:30 a.m. the next day- ha ha- not when you have teenagers!) but Pebble Creek had plenty of sites.

In the end, I was glad that we were at Pebble Creek even though it is a little further from wolf watching at Slough Creek. For one thing, it's a 15-20 minute drive to stores, restaurants and the telephone (there is no cell service in the Lamar Valley) at Silver Gate/Cooke City. It's about 20 min to Slough Creek, but there's quite a lot of other wildlife to see in Lamar, including other wolf packs. During our four day stay there, we eventually wandered down to Canyon & West Thumb- the crowds were a shock to the system! If you just want to watch animals, stay off the loop and in the Lamar Valley.
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stayed in site 11 which had parking for 2 vehicles, shade (maybe too much if you are...
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ungulate wrote a review Aug 2016
Lincoln, Nebraska
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were pleasantly surprised with this campground. It wasn't on our radar, but everything else in the park was full and we got the last available campsite at Pebble Creek around 10:00 a.m...so don't waste any time getting here or anywhere else in the park if you do not have a reservation! The campground was nothing fancy but was scenic and remote. The drive to and from Pebble Creek offers views of pronghorn, buffalo and lots of birds. This corner of the park was a nice escape from the crowds in other locations.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David M wrote a review Aug 2016
Algonquin, Illinois
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My son and i had no reservation on a July Day and knowing that we left Cody around 5 am and arrived before 7 a.m. and were able to get a great site. The hosts were so great and on top of the check-in process early in the morning. So if you can arrive from the north entrance and dont' mind getting up early (take a nap in this quiet, idyllic campground unless, babbling brook will keep you awake. We really loved watching for wolves just down the road (Lamar Valley) with the experts. You can find wifi at the entrance town - Cooke City -Silver City. Tower Junction is not that far (unless bison are out in large #'s) if you want a beer or meal or just sit on that great porch.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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IzzyIsaak wrote a review Sept 2015
Hausen am Albis, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If your in the park to see wildlife, this is the place you should stay. Lots of wildlife viewing opportunities just around the corner. Here you are in the wilderness. Real close to the Lamar Valley.
Very helpful and friendly hosts.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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gator77 wrote a review Aug 2013
Wyoming
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a small and intimate campground in the NE part of the park. If you are into wildlife, it is likely the best place to stay due to it's close proximity of the Lamar Valley. The hosts were friendly and most helpful. Best of all, it is quiet!
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Arrive earlier in the day for a site, as this campground does not accept reservations. First...
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Jovany1979 asked a question Dec 2016
New York City, New York12 contributions17 helpful votes
Can campers stay overnight?
Answer from gator77
Wyoming51 contributions42 helpful votes
Yes it is a campground.
emercedes387 asked a question May 2015
Banff, Canada
Are there showers here?
Answer from gator77
Wyoming51 contributions42 helpful votes
No showers are available at this campground
Robert P wrote a tip Jun 2016
Evans, Colorado390 contributions60 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Site #25 is the best."
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CTravel12 wrote a tip Aug 2014
United States2,149 contributions124 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stayed in site 11 which had parking for 2 vehicles, shade (maybe too much if you are cold-blooded) and slightly more elbow room. There is a stream just across the drive that provided nice ambient sound. Next time am going to shoot for site 9, 20 or 26 which are directly on Pebble Creek and in the sun. If you need a pull-through site 16 is nice. There are also 4 walk-ins on the creek (22-25)."
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gator77 wrote a tip Aug 2013
Wyoming51 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive earlier in the day for a site, as this campground does not accept reservations. First come, first served."
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denalicat wrote a tip Sept 2012
USA9,503 contributions114 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look for a site by the creek."
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