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Old 08-12-2014, 07:46 AM   #11
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I`m planning a 2 week Yellowstone trip and FB is the campground I`m choosing. I`m basing this off of the reviews, satellite views and location. I really don`t want to drive all the way into Yellowstone everyday from West Yellowstone. For me I`m going to Yellowstone to visit the area so I`m staying in the park. and with all the site seeing no one will be in the campground anyway! I don`t know of anyone that goes to Yellowstone or the surrounding area and sits in the campground for the entire trip?
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:17 AM   #12
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Dan nailed it in his answer. We dry camp & found a site in the NE part of Yellowstone, it was 1st come 1st serve at that time (only 2 sties took reservations). It was a wonderful site & hosts as well. This was several years ago, we had driven around the whole park looking for a place & they were all marked full. The host told use they stay that way,you just have to pull in each one & look. We were fortunate to find a spot.

At one of the camp sites a buffalo came to visit our trailer as he passed through. I didn't have time to get inside - I didn't bother him & he didn't bother me expect for the excitement. They are BIG.

Hopefully Meg will post the results after they return.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:50 AM   #13
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We stayed at West Yellowstone KOA for one night on the way in this summer. Very nice. Pool was fun. All hookups etc. But like all other KOAs with lots of people line up side by side... We prefer to be in the more serene campgrounds for a bit more privacy.

Then spent five nights at West Thumb campground (Grant Village). We had an unimproved site and dry camped without trouble. They have showers near the store and a wash room for dishes. No problem with tanks filling up with five of us in the trailer.

Drove past Fishing Bridge a lot. It looked nice - right near the water and very much in the center of the park. Easy access to the canyon, Hayden Valley wildlife, and the LAKE! And they do allow fires for sure. Smoke seemed to settle in that area.

On the way out we went past Hebgen Lake and that was really cool too. But there was a half-hour line to get into the park each morning. Glad we avoided that.

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:03 AM   #14
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Alot of the poor reviews attributed to fishing bridge are in fact not posted by campers who camped at fishing bridge. I think people get confused and post without regard to where they actually camped. JMO.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:41 AM   #15
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We recently stayed at Livingston/Paradise Valley KOA and dropped down into Yellowstone for a couple of day trips.
Very nice campground - highly recommended.
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Also on Yellowstone - Does anyone have advice on how/where to park 28' Motor Home when hiking trails in Yellowstone NP - eg to Boiling River near Meteor Hot Springs - looking on Google street view we can see the the designated parking lots all have signs saying no RVs and Coaches - if the MH is your only transport what does one do??????
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:27 PM   #17
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KyDan has the best info for experiencing Yellowstone. You do not need all of the amenities in a Yellowstone RV park. Its all about the park itself. Be centrally located and experience all you can in the time available.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:12 AM   #18
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Also on Yellowstone - Does anyone have advice on how/where to park 28' Motor Home when hiking trails in Yellowstone NP - eg to Boiling River near Meteor Hot Springs - looking on Google street view we can see the the designated parking lots all have signs saying no RVs and Coaches - if the MH is your only transport what does one do??????
That is a disadvantage of a MH considered when you buy one. You need a toad, scooters, or a rental car. Better yet, camp with friends that have a TT or 5er who can take you along.
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Gotta toss in one foto-- this is typical Yellowstone!
Note we are on a motorcycle and no one is going anywhere until
the buffalo decide to move!
Why did the buffalo cross the road??
Because they CAN!!!
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Also on Yellowstone - Does anyone have advice on how/where to park 28' Motor Home when hiking trails in Yellowstone NP - eg to Boiling River near Meteor Hot Springs - looking on Google street view we can see the the designated parking lots all have signs saying no RVs and Coaches - if the MH is your only transport what does one do??????
If your asking where to park during the Summer peak, it will surely be difficult. Can you go later?
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