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Old 09-19-2011, 10:31 AM   #11
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Depends on when you go. We were there during the last pof May/beginning of June this year (first week everything was open) and CG's were not full by any means. Everyone we spoke with said in another week or two they would be full. Weather in late May is a deterent though. We drove thru a major snowstorm on the way in (stayed at Colter Bay RV park, highly recomend) and had 4" of snow first night there. Even with the snow we had a wonderful time, just cold.
We, too, are planning a Yellowstone trip for June 2012. We are planning to leave Ohio June 2nd and will spend 14-18 days on the trip.

I'm more concerned about weather than the reservations. I've read in several places that it doesn't get too busy until the 3rd and 4th weeks of June. Which makes sense as most kids don't get out of school until the 2nd week of June. I expect it will be cooler and there will be some snow. I just don't know what affect the cold weather will have on the trip and camper.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #12
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We were there mid-July early August and temp got down to 31 at night and 80's during day.... Can't use generators from 8pm - 8am. (quite time) so bring warm sleeping bags.... Most CG's in park don't have elec so be prepared for that as well... Best CG of entire trip was Flagg Ranch just outside South entrance... Really a nice spot....
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #13
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My plan it to spend a few days inside the park (dry camping) and a few days outside the park (hook-ups).

My family is doing a practice run this Thanksgiving by spending 5 nights in the Smokies (2 nights with hook-ups, 2-3 nights without [though gennies are usable during the day]). As the weather and the hook-ups are similar to that of Yellowstone in June.

Given we expect to travel nearly 4000 miles next summer, we are also trying to make the travel part of the vacation as well. So, we'll have plenty of shorter days with "one nighters" on the way out as well as the return trip.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:13 PM   #14
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I'll be there 15 thru 22 July 2012. Reserved at Grizzly.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #15
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We also plan to make it a traveling vacation. Hope to drive straight north of Louisiana. Then head west to see crazy horse and mount Rushmore before heading to yellowstone. Then drive to Jackson hole before heading home. Was hoping to get by with out reservations. We plan to to the trip in late august and early September. Want to go when the elk have there antlers. LOL
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Late August early Sept you shouldn't have a problem getting a camping site.... Jackson Hole is so commercialized that it's not as much fun as it was 10-15 yrs ago... We spent one day there just walking around.... Check out the zip line and the bobsled run.. Great fun...

Also go to Lamar Valley (north eastern part of Yellowstone) and see the huge herd (800+) of bison... Amazing sight... Lots of elk up there too...
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