Originally Posted by copsuno
...still undecided about Yellowstone, I will be entering from north via Mammoth, but do like Grizzly.
That was the worst drive I've ever had in my Georgetown. The road from the entrance of Yellowstone at Gardner (through the arch) to Mammoth is tiny, winding, narrow and very busy. That was no fun at all!
On the other hand at Mammoth there were a bunch of parking spaces for big vehicles. So we explored that area on foot. Which was fun.
Then we drove through to West Yellowstone. Interestingly the road was pretty good from Mammoth through to West Yellowstone (via the shortest route on the west side of the park)
Near Gardner we stayed at Yellowstone's Edge RV Park. It's not fancy, but very clean and new and all the parking spots are a stones throw from the Yellowstone river. It was really neat at night to sleep with the windows open listening to the river all night.
Yellowstone's Edge RV Park
Near West Yellowstone we stayed at the West Yellowstone KOA. Nice indoor pool, which my daughter liked. Good food there too, pretty cool guy running the burger stand.
In West Yellowstone be sure to see The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Plenty of parking for RV's and nice inside. It's basically a not-for-profit zoo type environment. Don't expect a road-side animal show type of place. It's a very processional environment dedicated to taking care of the animals first and showing them off second. Make sure to catch one of the Park Ranger led talks, you'll learn a lot about Yellowstone.
Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Also plan some time to walk around downtown west Yellowstone. There is an imax theater there. Plenty of places to eat and plenty of fun shops to wander through. And the most un-McDonalds looking McDonalds you've ever seen.