Yellowstone Park & Yellowstone Mountainside KOA Campgrounds

Wonderful Job Opportunities Just West of Yellowstone!

We offer competitive pay and above average housing. At an elevation of 6,800 feet, you’ll have a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Rockies. Clean air, scenery, awesome recreation and a paycheck… What a deal!

Located just west of West Yellowstone, Montana, at the doorstep of Yellowstone, the World’s First National Park. 

About Yellowstone Park & Yellowstone Mountainside KOA Campgrounds

The Yellowstone Park KOA and Yellowstone Mountainside KOA are 1.5 miles away from each other and are owned by the same family that has been offering camping accommodations for visitors to Yellowstone Nation al Park since 1981. 


Yellowstone Park KOA Campground is a 325-site campground located 6 miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park at the small town of West Yellowstone, Montana. The Yellowstone Park KOA is the closest KOA to Yellowstone National Park. This campground consistently ranks as one of the top KOA franchises in the world and is considered the best family campground in the region. We take pride in offering first class accommodations to our guests while they are visiting the world’s first National Park.


Yellowstone Mountainside KOA is an up and coming KOA Journey brand campground. It is also next door to the 44 room West Yellowstone Super 8. The newly remodeled hotel and 220-site RV Park is emerging as the lodging and RV’ing choice for people that want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Yellowstone’s West Entrance. Bordering the Gallatin National Forest and perched just below the US Continental Divide, Yellowstone Mountainside KOA is a beautiful property that has 4 streams and 5 fishing ponds for those folks that like to tie one on and catch dinner. It’s a perfect place to go for a nature hike or mountain bike adventure too.

Room and Board

All housing is on-site either at Yellowstone Park KOA or Yellowstone Mountainside KOA. We offer two types of housing. One is dormitory style with one or two persons per room and the other is a shared cabin with 3-4 people. All housing is semi-furnished with beds and furniture.

There are shared kitchen facilities for staff in the on property housing, and there is a microwave and small refrigerator in each unit. Cost is $10 per day and we will refund HALF of housing paid at the completion of your season commitment. That’s a pretty sweet deal.  

We do not offer a meal plan. You are on your own for getting supplies and cooking but there are grocery stores and many restaurants available in West Yellowstone.

Off-site housing in the area is very expensive and not recommended, but if you so choose that option, please let us know and we can offer some ideas.

We love Workampers! We offer a full service RV site for our employees with a package similar to our on-site employee housing. Please let us know if you are wanting to stay in an RV. We give a FULL refund of rent paid if you staying in an RV site.

If you are applying with someone else please let us know. If you wish to share housing let us know that as well.

Employee Perks

Wages do vary with each position, but our minimum starting wage for all positions is $11 per hour. Time and one-half is paid for all overtime worked. We do not pay extra for evening, weekend or holiday shifts. We offer discounted meals at the Café at Yellowstone Park KOA and at Lodgepole Pizzeria at Yellowstone Mountainside KOA.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are in a remote area - and that’s a good thing! We highly recommend that if possible you come with a car or come with someone with a car. There is very limited public transportation to West Yellowstone, so to fully experience the area it's helpful to have wheels.

There isn’t Greyhound Service to West Yellowstone, but we would recommend The Yellowstone Transportation shuttle service that comes from Slat Lake City, UT. Tell them you are working at KOA or Super 8 and they may possibly drop you off on the way to West Yellowstone, otherwise we’ll come meet you at their office. If you are interested in flying to West Yellowstone, Delta Airlines offer a couple flights per day coming from Salt Lake City, UT.

For Fun

We’ll give you two days off per week, but you’ll need to come back for at least the next decade to take it all in!  Not only is Yellowstone close by, we are also not far from Grand Teton National Park. 

The area immediately surrounding West Yellowstone has hundreds of miles of trails for biking and hiking, and fishing opportunities, whether fly fishing or angling, are unequaled.

You may work at an RV park, but if it’s not your style of camping, we can think of plenty of places for you to easily get away and enjoy “roughing it”.  By the end of the summer our staff has become Yellowstone area experts and can’t wait to return the following year.

Our Jobs

Our season runs from May 15th to October 1st. We are willing to work with you on your dates as the main focus of our season is from June through August. We do hire a diverse staff that combines full time RV’ers, aka. Workampers, college students and beyond. We do also hire J1 students but only from approved agencies. 2017 staff ranged in age from 14-79. 

Food Service

Yellowstone Park KOA Campground


Yellowstone Park KOA Campground

Groundskeeper / Maintenance

Yellowstone Park KOA Campground

Guest Service Agent

Yellowstone Park KOA Campground


Yellowstone Park KOA Campground

Maintenance / Engineering

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Relief Cook

Yellowstone Park KOA Campground


Yellowstone Park KOA Campground

How to Apply

We’d love for you to fill out our on-line application via the link below.

We are flexible with starting and ending dates for employees that are in school (see application).

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