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Old 06-18-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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Yellowstone in late July

We'll be pulling up to Yellowstone from Salt Lake City the last part of July, staying in Fishing Bridge campground. (Chose this one because it's in the park and offers full hookups.)
Likely to go up I15 through Idaho and in through West.
We're excited to go as we have been planning a trip there for some time, just wondering if anyone has any insite on the campground? Been there done that?

CG is hard sided trailers only because of frequent bears.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:45 PM   #2
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hope you have reservations already.

for us, we didn't like how close the sites are at FB, plus no campfires are allowed.

we liked Madison and Grant and Canyon much better. but we are experienced dry campers and don't require hookups.
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We stayed in West Yellowstone over the 4th of July last year.

Spent some time looking RV grounds over, they all look tight.

Take a few minutes to walk thru the RR Museum in town.

If I may suggest, take a small - medium cooler with drinks, they are kind of spendy at Old faithful.
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We have had reservations since Jan, so we are good to go. Thanks for the suggestion on the cooler and drinks, we'll do that to save some $$$.

I really want to see some wildlife (bear) so I'm excited. If by day 3-4 I don't see anything, I may stick a couple of beef sticks in my kids back pockets and see if that helps.
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best suggestion for seeing wildlife is this, ask the rangers where they have been spotted recently. Then after supper, drive along the road in that area. You will know where they are based on the people on the side of the road.

if you can, borrow a couple of pairs of binoculars too, so everyone gets a good look and no one feels left out.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:13 PM   #6
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We stayed in FB with our previous TT (2012 RPod) and loved it, especially the scenery. If possible take the family on a Yellow Bus Tour. The tour guide takes the tour to out of the way areas to see lots of wildlife. Be sure and pack warm clothes: we had hail in July

Historic Yellow Bus Tour - Yellowstone National Park - Reviews of Historic Yellow Bus Tour - TripAdvisor
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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We stayed there last September. Campers are VERY close together. But we didn't spend time sitting around the site (we were out exploring the entire day) so the closeness didn't really matter. Showers are clean. Staff was great to work with. We didn't have any bears in the campground but did see a family of 3 along one of the roads. The park has a rule about unattended dogs left in campers for the day. So our dog didn't travel with us on that trip. Crowds were non-existent due to our timing of going after Labor Day.
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Fishing Bridge June 7, 2011

We left, by the time we were at the entrance the gates were closed . It was beautiful. We had no snow tires or chains, a bozo no-no
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wow, it snows that much in Yellowstone in june and july??
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Lamar Valley is supposed to be the best area for wildlife.
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