Originally Posted by Appalachian Ed
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.