Area Status: Open
Buffalo Campground is located 26 miles south of West Yellowstone, Montana in beautiful Island Park, Idaho along the banks of the Buffalo River at an elevation of 6,200 feet. A mixed growth pine forest provides partial shade; aspens dot the landscape, and summer wildflowers are abundant. The Buffalo River has good brook and rainbow trout fishing. Wildlife can be frequently spotted throughout the area. Buffalo Campground boasts 117 single units, 4 double units, and 1 group site. It has some power hook-ups and is a good fishing spot.
At a Glance
||Open the End of May to the End of September.
A Campground Host resides at the campground.
Some of these canpsites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on the web www.recreation.gov
||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Single Family Campsites in
A, B, D, F, G Loops - $ 13.00/day use or overnight
C - Loop Single Campsites (Electrical Hook-up):
- $18.00/day use or overnight
C - Loop Double Campsites (Electrical Hook-up):
- $36.00/day use or overnight
IA Senior Pass without Hook-up – single site:
- $6.50/day use or overnight
IA Senior Pass with Hook-up – single site:
- $11.50/day use or overnight
E - Loop Group Site Fri-Sun and Holidays:
- $150.00/day use or overnight
E - Loop Group Site Mon – Thurs:
- $75.00/day use or overnight
Second Vehicle Charge $6.00/car
||End of May
||July and August
||July and August
||No ATVs or ORVs allowed. This campground has first-come, first-serve sites.
||West Yellowstone, MT - 28 miles north on US Highway 20
Ashton, ID - 26 miles south on US Highway 20
Idaho Falls, ID - 80 miles south on US Highway 20
||E-Loop is the Group Site
C-Loop has electricity in all the campsites. Reservations can be made through the National Reservation System for Sites C-1 through C-12 and all site in B and F Loops.
From West Yellowstone, Montana, take Highway 20 south for 26 miles to the campground (less than1/4 mile north of Ponds Lodge on the east side of the highway). From Idaho Falls, ID take Highway 20 north 80 miles to Ponds Lodge, the entry way to the campground is on the east side of Highway 20 across from Ponds Lodge.
Buffalo Campground has universally accessible campsites, flush toilets, and an accessible fishing dock located on the east end of the campground.
This campground lies adjacent to the Buffalo River. The flat, shallow river is a favorite with floaters and fisherman. The campground does provide parking for fisherman.
Canoeing, tubing and trout fishing are popular activities.
Two miles to the west of Buffalo Campground is the Island Park Boat Ramp for the Island Park Reservior. Activities on the reservoir include fishing, jet-skiing, waterskiing, tubing and boating.