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Old 01-29-2014, 04:26 PM   #41
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We were there this past July and stayed in Grizzly RV Resort just outside West entrance and loved it.... We also moved into the park and stayed at Bridge Bay Campground and it too was great - lots of wild life - bison and elk came into campsite....

We were in 40' MH pulling a Mini Cooper....
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:49 PM   #42
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[QUOTE=dutch;533519]This is a great thread on Yellowstone information, we are heading there in Sept too, we are looking also what is the best place to stay inside or outside the park, if we stay outside is there a long line to get back in the park in the mornings, are there more that one opening to that park? or should we stay inside and what would be the best place to stay with a 38ft MH with a toad? The DW whats full hookup. we will also be going to Mt Rushmore any information where to stay in that area? Since this is the first time we are going out west we do not want to miss anything and we might not be back in the area, any information on where to stay and what is a must to see would be greatly appreciated. we are hopeing to do this in two and half weeks leaving from Pittsburgh if anybody has gone that way from here any suggesting on route. I know this is a long thread but this is a great place to ask questions and i would like to Thank every one in advance.


If you are going to spend some at Mt. Rushmore, check out Custer State Park just up the road from Rushmore. We were in Rushmore and Yellowstone last Sept. and really enjoyed it. We were home one week before the big blizzard and Gov't. shut-down. If you can visit Rushmore at night for the lighting, very impressive! Enjoy your trip.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:50 PM   #43
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well...yall weren't kidding...the big spots book up quick...

I got sept 3-6 in Madison...it was only site with big spot left!
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:58 PM   #44
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which cg that xanterra runs do not allow at least some genny use in designated spots besides fishing bridge? as far as i was told there are time restrictions (8am-8pm) and of course db limits.....but for most of the rv parks i inquired about allowed genny usage....

i think i was told the db limit was like 70......i think that is a little bit generous....even my loud champion genny is no where near that...
i agree. Madison, Canyon, Bridge Bay, Mammoth, Norris and Grant all allow generators from 8am-8pm.
only the 5 smaller campgrounds, in the park, don't allow them. and they have much smaller campsites that many RV's won't fit in.

here's a link the the campground info:
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I'm glad you were able to book a site big enough for your rig ironj. Madison is an excellent campground in September. Here's a picture of a bull elk that was hanging around the dump station at Madison. His girlfriends can be seen in the background.

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i agree. Madison, Canyon, Bridge Bay, Mammoth, Norris and Grant all allow generators from 8am-8pm.
only the 5 smaller campgrounds, in the park, don't allow them. and they have much smaller campsites that many RV's won't fit in.

here's a link the the campground info:
Campgrounds - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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We did your exact trip in July - went to Mt. Rushmore first then Yellowstone, Tetons, and Colorado....

We stayed at Mt. Rushmore KOA which was probably one of the best CG's we've ever stayed at.... They have a shuttle that takes guests over to the monument.... Went to Billings, MT from there then to Yellowstone, then the Tetons...

Stayed at Grizzly RV Resort in West Yellowstone then Bay Bridge in the park... Then to Flagg Ranch in Tetons then to Colter Bay... I highly recommend the Breakfast cruise at Colter Bay - beautiful scenery plus great food...
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Yes...I was looking into the koa and colter bay..may extend my stay in yellowstone and stay a cple more days in an rv park on opposite side of madison to look around

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We really liked Colter Bay CG but be aware - their water pressure is tremendous.... Even with a regulator I blew two hoses.... Had to end up barely turning on water at faucet which saved my final hose....

There's lots to do and to see at and around Colter Bay so enjoy....

We did wish we had spent more time around Mt. Rushmore... Just scratched the surface with our sight seeing... Don't miss driving the. Needles Highway .... Amazing, especially in a Mini Cooper - lol.... It was born for that road....
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I'm glad you were able to book a site big enough for your rig ironj. Madison is an excellent campground in September. Here's a picture of a bull elk that was hanging around the dump station at Madison. His girlfriends can be seen in the background.
so its a multiple girlfreind site!! ill run that by my wife..LOL

yes the bigger rv sites were pretty booked evidentally....canyon was full for the month i think for all the 40ft sites...

the lady was SUPER helpful tho....ironically she had been to my town and actually knew of my place of business!! small freaking world! she was full of advice and tips.....she did however say it was good we called because the park was going to very strict on length and parking...i guess many were booking via internet and showing up over the stated limits...i even inquired about using a reg 40ft spot and parking my truck in the parking lot...she said no...they will not book it like that..the site i got was a 4xl?...

so that the first step outta the way....its hard to imagine im booking for sept already..LOL...by the time it comes around this trip is gonna be more expensive than going to maui...

i just keep on buying stuff to do mods on the trailer/tv....never had to spend 2 full weeks living outta the trailer...and my wife is spoiled and i told her she would not know the diff from being in an rv park...

now....what can i do to get 22mpg towing.... :-)
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