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Old 11-27-2015, 01:13 PM   #31
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If I were planning an early season trip to Yellowstone it would be after mid-May or the first two weeks of June. While Fishing Bridge Campground (full hookups) opens in early May and Mammoth Campground is open year round, many of the other campgrounds won’t open until mid-May.
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:03 PM   #32
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We are planning to go to Yosemite and Yellowstone (from SC). We are just anxious and want to leave as soon as is realistically possible. Not sure on order of visit. I see Yosemite averages 73/42 in May. Perhaps we will hit Yosemite in May making it early June for Yellowstone. I guess that means we will be in the crowds but hopefully early June will be a bit before "rush hour". Anyone experienced Yellowstone in June to say it's good or forget it even if it's a separate trip to go in September?
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:01 PM   #33
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We have been to Yellowstone several times in late May and early June. It can begin to get crowded, but not as much as later on. We have had nice weather to raining. It can be cool, especially at night, but we found it doable. Take clothing for different weather along with umbrellas. I would say you may see more babies the first couple weeks of June than May.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:32 PM   #34
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We were there this summer over the last part of July and the first part of August. It is more crowded in the afternoon so plan your day accordingly. We had one major destination each morning, and more off the beaten path to dos in the afternoon and we survived just fine. Don't forget the Tetons since you will be so close. Stunning scenery and way less people.


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Old 11-29-2015, 08:00 PM   #35
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When we went in 08 it snowed June the 10, 11, 12 and some of the roads were stilled closed. Yellowstone weather changes a lot. We went back in 13 in late June and it was a little crowded but we had fun


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Old 12-06-2015, 07:43 AM   #36
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Thanks for all the great feedback from experience. At this point we are looking to arrive in Yosemite memorial weekend, stay for a week, then head to Yellowstone. I am still working on the exact date for reservations but it looks like late the second week of June. So I hope they don't get snow the 10, 11, 12th this year. I hope we can get reservations! Any suggestions if we can't?
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:17 AM   #37
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Thanks for all the great feedback from experience. At this point we are looking to arrive in Yosemite memorial weekend, stay for a week, then head to Yellowstone. I am still working on the exact date for reservations but it looks like late the second week of June. So I hope they don't get snow the 10, 11, 12th this year. I hope we can get reservations! Any suggestions if we can't?
If you can’t get reservations in Yellowstone then your next best choices are Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park and Buffalo Crossing RV Park in West Yellowstone, Montana. On the north side, Rocky Mountain RV Park and Yellowstone RV Park in Gardiner, Montana and both very close to the north entrance. To the south there is Headwaters Lodge and Cabins at Flagg Ranch and my least favorite choice.

All five of the rv parks I mentioned are very close to entrances to Yellowstone NP. A word of caution about Buffalo Crossing RV Park, it is basically a gravel parking lot with full hookups behind the IMAX theater. The other four are what I would call “true” rv parks.

Since you’re planning such a long distance trip you really should include the spectacular Grand Teton National Park which is a mere 7 miles from Yellowstone’s south entrance. If you decide to spend a few days in GTNP then Colter Bay Village RV Park is my recommendation.
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:42 PM   #38
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I have a feeling that all the sites inside Yosemite will already be reserved for that holiday weekend.
You'll probably have to stay outside the park.

Have even checked for availability that weekend?
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All of the parks seem to be filling up. The Grand Canyon here has reported a 25% increase in attendance this year, in spite of raising the entry fees. Even some of the state run campgrounds are booked a year in advance. Fortunately we have an abundance of National Forest that is open to camping an is usually adjacent to the parks.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:41 PM   #40
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The RV industry reported a 25% increase in RV sales, now all those people are in the parks. Why do people have to follow where I am going????
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