Welcome to Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey!

Scenic Camping in West Yellowstone

Welcome to Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey, the perfect camping destination for those seeking an unforgettable outdoor adventure near the west entrance of the majestic Yellowstone National Park. This campground offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Whether you are looking to hike, fish or relax in the great outdoors, the campground has something for everyone. Explore the nearby trails on foot or bike, or gather around the campfire with loved ones. Come experience the natural beauty of Yellowstone and make memories that will last a lifetime at Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey!

Where Is Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey Located?

Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey is in the heart of Montana's natural wonders, just a short drive from the iconic Yellowstone National Park and the stunning Beartooth Mountains. The campground is in a serene setting, providing a peaceful retreat for campers seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Despite being conveniently located near the highway, guests can still relax in the tranquility of the natural surroundings. This campground offers a range of amenities to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable stay, whether you want to relax or embark on an adventure. Come and experience the beauty of Montana at Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

What to Do While Camping at Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey

Yellowstone National Park is a natural wonder drawing visitors from all around the world. And while the park offers an abundance of activities, there are also many things to do in the surrounding area. For instance, nestled just outside the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone, Montana, offers plenty of exciting activities and attractions for visitors. With the park so close, exploring Yellowstone's famous geysers, wildlife and hiking trails is a must-do when in the area. Here are a few of the most popular attractions in Yellowstone National Park:

  • Old Faithful: This geyser erupts at specific intervals throughout the day, making it an excellent stop to add to your Yellowstone trip. 
  • Norris Geyser Basin: Come to the hottest thermal area in Yellowstone for a chance to see its tallest active geyser, which can erupt up to 300 feet. 
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Explore mineral rock formations creating gorgeous terraces and possibly spot some elk roaming.
  • Grand Prismatic Spring: This hot spring is the largest in Yellowstone and among the largest in the world. It features bright colors circling the edges.
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: This 20-mile canyon is one of the park's most popular hiking spots and features many lookout points and waterfalls.
  • Hayden Valley: Catch a glimpse of Yellowstone's wildlife in this grassland valley with bison, elk, coyotes and grizzly bears.
  • Yellowstone Lake: This lake is the park's largest body of water. Visitors can view it through many hiking trails in the area.

Nearby, in West Yellowstone, you will find many other activities to complete your trip. The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with grizzly bears and wolves in a safe environment. You can also visit the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum to learn about the park's history or stroll through the town's many shops and galleries. If fishing is your style, the Madison River flows right through town, making it an ideal spot for casting a line. There are also nearby horseback riding options with trail rides for any experience level. For those looking to take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife, there are several scenic drives, including the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway and the Yellowstone Loop. If you are interested in outdoor activities, go fishing, hiking or mountain biking in the nearby Gallatin National Forest. For those who want to experience the beauty of Yellowstone from the air, helicopter tours provide breathtaking views of the park and surrounding area. Another way to see your surroundings from above is by taking a zipline trip above the Gallatin National Forest. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, West Yellowstone has something for everyone.Our campground at West Yellowstone is also an excellent place to stay for those coming for local area events. Near the campground, you can participate in the Yellowstone Half Marathon and 5k or the Yellowstone Trail Race, two summer events in the beautiful Gallatin National Forest just outside Yellowstone National Park.Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey is also conveniently located for day trips to other areas like Grand Teton National Park. Check two national parks off your bucket list in one trip with a visit to this neighboring Wyoming park. If you want some tourist fun, check out Jackson Hole. It has tram rides, bike rentals, rock climbing, paragliding and tons of other fun.

What Amenities Does Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey Offer?

Yellowstone Park Mountainside KOA Journey offers a wide range of amenities to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible. From the campground, experience gorgeous mountain views. The campground features 50 max amps and 110-foot max length to accommodate larger RVs. For those who want to stay connected, there is upgraded Wi-Fi and cable TV. If you get hungry, there is Lodgepole Pizza on-site. It serves delicious pizzas made to order. The menu also includes salads and beverages. You can eat there or take your meal to your campsite to enjoy around the fire.You can also stock up on propane and firewood at our general store. The campground is situated near national forest trails and ATV trails, and has fire rings at each site as well as a pavilion for group gatherings.

Campground Recreation Opportunities
Check out other campground activities like mining camp, giving you the fun of mining for fossils and gemstones. The campground also has a playground, creating an ideal space for kids to spend time outdoors and burn off some energy. Many campground amenities and activities are conveniently located near the front entrance, giving you access all in one place. Our West Yellowstone campground is close to national forest trails. These trails let you explore the amazing scenery of Montana while sticking close to the campground. The trails suit hikers of any experience level, so everyone can have a good time. Your furry friends can also have fun on the campground with the KampK9® dog park. With friendly campground staff, pristine mountain views and tax-free shopping, Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey is the perfect place to experience the beauty of Montana.

Ways to Stay
Our stunning campground offers a variety of sites for RVs, tents and cabins, and it is surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. No matter how you prefer to stay, there is a perfect lodging or camping option for you. Here are the different site types available:

  • RV Sites: RV Sites offer 20-, 30- and 50-amp hookups, as well as water and electric options. Big Rig friendly sites are also available. Some of the Back-In Sites are nestled among mature pine trees, while others are situated near the creek. The Pull-Thru Sites are spacious and offer fantastic mountain views. Some sites provide gravel pads for your RV, while others are entirely grass. All sites include picnic tables, fire rings or pits and cable TV.
  • Tent Sites: The campground has a variety of Tent Sites to choose from, including sites with 20 amp hookups, big grassy sites and creek view sites. Some sites are close to restrooms and showers, while others are situated right by Denny Creek, offering a nature-filled experience. All Tent Sites come with a picnic table and fire pit. They fit up to six campers.
  • Cabins: The Deluxe Cabins offer a rustic experience with all the comforts of home. Choose from real log cabins or lodge-style cabins, both with bathrooms and one with a full kitchen. The cabins are nestled among the pine trees and close to Denny Creek. All Lodging options come with a picnic table and fire ring and most can accommodate up to six people. They also have provided linens to give you all the comforts of home.

No matter which site type you choose, you will have access to amenities, including restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There is also Wi-Fi, a camp store and a playground for the kids. The campground's friendly staff can't wait to welcome you to Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey and share the stunning campground with you. If you plan to bring pets, our RV Sites, Tent Sites and Lodging options all have sites that allow furry friends. However you camp, you can bring your pets along to participate in the fun. This location is ideal for a group camping trip with your family or a rally. Contact the campground to discuss options for West Yellowstone camping with your group. There is also the Mountain Vista Hotel next door for guests who prefer to stay inside but want to join the fun. Reserve the pavilion for parties and discuss catering options for the night. 

Book a Stay at Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey Today

Book your stay at Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey and experience the beauty and adventure of Montana. During the day, explore the wonders of Yellowstone National Park by camping near the west Yellowstone National Park entrance. The campground is located near the charming town of West Yellowstone, another fun place to explore. At night, relax by a campfire under the stars.Our campground offers a range of activities and amenities and is in close proximity to ATV and national forest trails. Whether you are on a bucket-list vacation or a couple seeking a romantic getaway, Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey has something for everyone. Reserve your campsite today and start your Montana adventure!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 110' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
More About Amenities

Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Hero Discount

Valid: Year Round

What: All United States veterans, active duty, and retired military, firefighters and police officers receive 10% off of their stay! 

Why: We want to thank those that keep us all healthy and safe day in and day out. We welcome you all, and would like to extend this discount to show our thanks.

Terms and Conditions: 

  • Based on availability
  • Must show valid ID or proof of prior service at registration. 
  • Excludes reservations 28 days or longer
  • Offer not valid with other discounts including KOA Rewards

Book This Hot Deal

Local Area

Yellowstone National Park

The world's first - and America's largest - National Park must be seen to be believed! Within its 2.2 million acres lie the greatest collection of geysers on this earth, the largest alpine lake in our nation, the colorful Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, thundering waterfalls higher than Niagara, petrified forests, trout-laden streams, and an endless array of native wildlife ranging from ground squirrels to grizzly bears. Yellowstone has more natural beauty than you can absorb in a lifetime. Call the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce for more information.


Bus Tours of Yellowstone

Reservations for full day bus tours into Yellowstone National Park pick up at our front door.
There are two in the area: See Yellowstone and Yellowstone Vacations.


Old Faithful

Located only 30 miles from the KOA, make sure to visit Old Faithful! The largest concentration of geysers in the world is in the Upper Geyser Basin, including World Famous Old Faithful. Several of the more prominent geysers and hot springs are located here. You could easily spend an entire day exploring this unique complex of geothermal features.


Norris Geyser Basin

Located only 28 miles from Mountainside KOA Journey, Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. It is the home of Steamboat Geyser, the world's tallest active geyser, which can erupt to more than 300 feet.


Campground Awards and Programs