Originally Posted by saunts
Many roaming bears are the primary reason for no soft sided campers. Canvass is no match for a bears claws !!!
There are steel bear boxes at the campsites. Put anything that smells like food in them....even your grille !!!
Just a suggestion, as a new RVer myself I have found the website Allstays | Campgrounds | RV Parks
very helpful in planning a trip. Give it a try.
We are traveling from upstate N.Y. and that site helped us find many free and inexpensive sites for the travel TO Yellowstone.
When you log on, go to the upper left corner and click on camping and RV sites. You can then choose any state and by using the right
side bar choices get more specific info.
Thanks for the info on the site, I might give it a try, been looking for some info on camping in and around eastern Idaho, southwestern MT.
But again I ask, where is the information that soft sided trailers are NOT allowed in Yellowstone? I have camped in Yellowstone in a tent, that is as soft-sided as a trailer and had no problems. Last year I even camped in Shoshone NF, which reportedly has the highest concentration of Grizzlies in the lower 48 (or so they say), and never had a problem.
I do know a few years ago there were some camp grounds closed due to bear attacks, and I believe I read that "some" of the camp grounds are closed to soft-sided trailers and tents, but not all.
As I stated earlier, I'll give a LE ranger I know up in Yellowstone a call next week and find out the actual regs on soft-sided trailers in Yellowstone campgrounds.
Just ran across this notice from Yellowstone in regard to Norris Campground. It is an old notice, but it clearly states that tent and pop-up trailers are allowed in this particular campground. (I'll get back with more info on other campgrounds sometime next week.)
From the Yellowstone NP website:
"Fishing Bridge RV Park is the only campground offering water, sewer, and electrical hookups-50 amp service; it is for hard-sided vehicles only (no tents or tent-trailers are allowed)."
It appears the only campground to ban pop-ups and tents is Fishing Bridge; unless there is a bear problem in another area.