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Old 01-27-2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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Length limits in Yellowstone

Newbie question here.

I am in the final stages of planning a family rendezvous with our (soon to be delivered) new trailer and two tent equipped families coming from various parts of the US. Need to make reservations now, things are filling up fast for July. We plan to meet at Yellowstone and then on to the Tetons.

Question - Does anyone know how strict are the YS campgrounds with this 40' size limit? I will be pulling a Roo 23IKSS (25') with an F150 (20'). It does not appear that there are many options for our rig inside the park - Fishing Bridge allows up to 50 ft but has no soft side rule.

But, I see pics online of all kinds of 5vrs, full sized TT, etc in CGs such as Canyon, Bridge Bay, Grant, etc. that are all well over 40' max.

So is the rule hard and fast? You show up and they kick you out? You have to move your TV to a parking lot? We will have multiple sites so we may be able to move vehicles around so I don't stick out into the road.

Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:51 PM   #2
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it's better to call Xanterra for specifics.
we camped at Madison and Grant Village with our Roo 23SS and Avalanche truck and had NO problems finding campsites.
Madison had quite a few pull-thru sites that were very long. a number of big RV's were camped in those sites.
same thing with Grant.

we found that many sites could accommodate bigger setups.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:01 PM   #3
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You should have no problems with that combination of TV & Roo. We have a 233S which is about the same length & had no problems with it at Madison. Most of the other campgrounds will have similar set ups. Just go the max length & you will be safe.
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Does this help?

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you posted Yosemite info, the OP is talking about Yellowstone.
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you posted Yosemite info, the OP is talking about Yellowstone.
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Newbie question here.

I am in the final stages of planning a family rendezvous with our (soon to be delivered) new trailer and two tent equipped families coming from various parts of the US. Need to make reservations now, things are filling up fast for July. We plan to meet at Yellowstone and then on to the Tetons.

Question - Does anyone know how strict are the YS campgrounds with this 40' size limit? I will be pulling a Roo 23IKSS (25') with an F150 (20'). It does not appear that there are many options for our rig inside the park - Fishing Bridge allows up to 50 ft but has no soft side rule.

But, I see pics online of all kinds of 5vrs, full sized TT, etc in CGs such as Canyon, Bridge Bay, Grant, etc. that are all well over 40' max.

So is the rule hard and fast? You show up and they kick you out? You have to move your TV to a parking lot? We will have multiple sites so we may be able to move vehicles around so I don't stick out into the road.

Any guidance would be appreciated.
Are you sure the 40 feet length applies to the tow vehicle AND trailer. Or just the trailer. Campgrounds we've used have a length limit but it applies only to the trailer.
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I called Recreation.Gov for info on RMNP. They assured me that the site lengths on the NPS sites our for trailer only. you will also have a place to park
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:05 PM   #10
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I stayed at Yellowstone a few years ago with a 32 foot 5'er at Maddison with no problems. The length is only for the RV not both.
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