Pebble Creek Campground (Elevation 6,900 ft/2103 m):
Yellowstone National Park
Entrance to this first-come, first-served backcountry campground is preceded by a small parking area with a single restroom, trash dumpster, and recycle canisters. The Pebble Creek Trailhead that parallels the creek up the canyon is also located here.
The campground is located about 300 yards off the main road at the mouth of Pebble Creek Canyon, alongside Pebble Creek, and against the backdrop of the Absaroka Mountains. Large trees provide shading in most areas. Looking south from the campground is a wide-open valley called Round Prairie which is known for its abundance of bison, moose, wolf, and bear. There are 27 campsites, five of which are reserved for tent only camping. Some of the sites can accommodate RV and trailers. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire circle with grate. Food storage boxes measuring 48 x 22 x 22 inches are available for shared use. Restrooms and a water spigot are in each of the two main campground loops, and trash canisters are positioned throughout. This campground is a great base for those wanting to fish Soda Butte Creek.
Pebble Creek Trailhead/Warm Creek Trailhead: The Pebble Creek Trail that begins at the Pebble Creek Campground turnoff area connects with the Warm Creek Trail that begins at a pull-off near Warm Creek Picnic Area 1.2 miles from the Northeast Entrance to the park. There is a “Turnaround Point” roughly halfway between the two trailheads. Trailhead signs between the two trails can be confusing and often the trail is listed as simply the Pebble Creek Trail, regardless from which trailhead you start the hike. See the Warm Creek Trailhead/Pebble Creek Trailhead for a description of this trail