Welcome to Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey!

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. Our campground offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Whether you are looking to hike, fish or relax in the great outdoors, our 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 situated in the heart of Montana's natural wonders, just a short drive away from the iconic Yellowstone National Park and the stunning Beartooth Mountains. The campground is in a tranquil and 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 without any noise disturbances. The family-friendly 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.

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. 

The Playmill Theatre is another popular attraction in West Yellowstone. It features incredible family-friendly entertainment with shows like Beauty and the Beast and Oklahoma. A short walk from the campground, you will find Diamond P Ranch horseback riding, 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, there are helicopter tours providing 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.

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 Wi-Fi and cable TV. 

If you get hungry, there is a snack bar and Lodgepole Pizza on site. You can also stock up on propane and firewood, and drink some local Montana wine and beer. The campground offers access to national forest trails, ATV trails, fishing in creeks and catch-and-release ponds, fire rings at each site, and a pavilion for group gatherings. If you do not feel like driving, take advantage of the tour shuttle. 

Check out other campground activities like mining camp, giving you the fun of mining for fossils and real gold. 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.

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

Welcome to Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey! The stunning campground offers a variety of sites for RVs, tents and cabins, 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. Some of the Back-In Sites are nestled amongst mature pine trees, while others are situated near a creek trailhead to Gallatin National Forest. The Pull-Thru Sites are spacious and offer fantastic mountain views. 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. All Tent Sites come with a picnic table and fire pit.
  • Cabins: Our Deluxe Cabins offer a rustic experience with all the comforts of home. Choose from our real log cabins or our lodge-style cabins, both with bathrooms and one with a full kitchen. Our cabins are nestled among the pine trees and close to Denny Creek. All Lodging options come with a picnic table and fire ring and can accommodate up to six people.

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. Our friendly staff can't wait to welcome you to Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey and share the stunning campground with you.

This location is also ideal for a group camping trip with your family or a rally. Contact the campground to discuss options for 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. The staff can also assist you in setting up a private Yellowstone bus tour for your group.

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, including fishing, hiking and access to ATV and national forest trails. Whether you are a family looking for a fun-filled 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
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
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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

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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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.


Yellowstone Country Autumn Leaf Peeping

With cooler temperatures and trees full of bright oranges, yellows and reds, Yellowstone Country in the fall is an unforgettable experience. Watch the leaves change on a scenic drive, hike or ride through the Yellowstone wilds. Peak leaf peeping time starts in late September each year.



Bus Tours of Yellowstone

Reservations for full day bus tours into Yellowstone National Park pick up at our front door. We will assist you with reservations when you arrive at Yellowstone Park KOA. There are two in the area; See Yellowstone and Yellowstone Vacations.


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.


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