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Old 07-13-2016, 03:28 PM   #11
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We drove from Custer, South Dakota to Ponderosa RV Park in Cody. Lots to do in Cody including the Buffalo Bill museum. It is a beautiful scenic route. Stop at Dirty Sallies in Ten Sleep for ice cream. Good route

Wow, were you following us? We did this exact route and stopped for ice cream!


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Old 07-13-2016, 05:05 PM   #12
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Book your CG as Soon as they allow (Blocks go Onsale up to a Year in Advance), but also make a Plan B.

In June of 2011, I was Flooded Out along the Missouri, Snowed on at Rushmore and Black Hills, and none of the CGs in Yellowstone (except for West Yellowstone) were yet Open because the Winter Snow hadn't Melted.

Is this Winter going to be Cold or Warm?? Wet or Dry?? (Flip a Coin...)
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:12 PM   #13
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We stayed in Cody a couple years ago. Ride into Yellowstone is BEAUTIFUL and a good Highway. Round trip added a couple hours to our day but we still managed to see all the other entrances except Jackson. It was nice to have shopping and restaurants available close to camp when we were done sightseeing for the day. Gas shouldn't be a problem but there was one time I had to tap my 5 gal. emergency can while in that area. Hate to say it but $4.19 for dsl. looked real good when we finally found some.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:04 PM   #14
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Just left ynp. Came up from Jackson Easy drive and there are two Rv parks operated by fireside. One is in Moran closest to the south entrance the other in Wilson just west of Jackson. If you can't get into fb if try the Firesides. It snowed on us last Monday and Tuesday as well as 29 degrees the last three nights.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:29 PM   #15
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Planning a trip to Yellowstone next summer. New R.V. this year have had a few short trips so this would be the first "big one" (Forester 3011DS). Thinking about hitting Black hills and then going on to Yellowstone. Looks like Fishing Bridge is the R.V. park and the East Entrance is probably the closest to Fishing Bridge. Is Hwy 14 between Cody and the east entrance R.V. friendly? It looks like very little gas between the two points but only about 120 miles to the entrance. MapQuest wants to send you up to Bozeman and in via the North entrance. Open to hear peoples experience/ideas about these two routes? Thank you!
In June we came through the Black Hills, Big Horn National Forest / Big Horn Mts. alongside the Tensleep River, all breathtakingly beautiful. Had a good meal in Tensleep but don't remember the name of the place. Since we were meeting friends coming from Portland we drove all the way thru the park to stay at Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone. Great campground and town. We were able to get reservations in January. Only observation I have about Fishing Bridge is that the sites are tight and the roads are pretty rough (we drove through while touring). It has a lot more trees, wildlife etc. but it dates back a long time to when RVs were smaller so it's just a preference thing. Hope this helps, happy travels!
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:44 AM   #16
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Camped there in June. I have a tent camper so didn't really need all the hookups. There are several campgrounds available without the hookups that do have room for the larger units. Your choice as to how much convenience you want while camping. There are gas stations throughout the park. You don't want to run low because it is several miles between, but gas is available. It is important to book you campground early as they fill up, especially for the longer units. We came in through Cody last September. Beautiful highway with breath taking views. Coming in through Jackson going through Tetons provides great views of the mountains but the traffic can be a bit heavier. The West Yellowstone entrance offers a stop just a few miles before the Park to gas up, shop, & eat. Traffic generally isn't too heavy. The road parallels the Madison River so you get lots of scenery. Summertime is mobbed with people, so be prepared to deal with swarms from buses on paths to traditional sites, like geyser pools. Also driving is a lot of stopping, sometimes for hours, due to everyone stopping to look at critters. The fall is much easier with less traffic. But it is much colder. Also there is the threat of early snow. However, the wildlife is abundant and you can actually drive without constant stops. Have visited Yellowstone various times during spring, summer, fall, and winter. Fall is my favorite. Cooler temps, less people, trees are bright colors, and wildlife is abundant.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:00 PM   #17
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Thank you all so much for the information! I will definitely be saving this thread.
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Thank you all! Will definitely save this thread!
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:53 AM   #19
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Camp Outside Yellowstone

Our second trip, we camped outside Yellowstone at a lake near West Yellowstone. The girls loved the shopping and restaurants in town, plus the camp was much nicer. Less chance of bear problems outside the park, because the bears are hunted. It adds time to your drive, but the drive is a big part of the trip, because of the wildlife. Be prepared for 1/2 delays anytime a bison crosses a road, or a bear is close to the road.
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Take Bear Spray with you too. Walmart can order it at your store, or you can pay $20 more when you get into bear country.
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