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Old 03-16-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Considering Yellowstone for first destination

Any hints on Yellowstone National Park? I was four years old the last time I was there. I am just starting to research, but I think we will spend several days there in the second half of August with the little Escape. Or is it so crowded that we won't enjoy it?
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

We were there 2 years ago in September thinking that it won't be crowded. We didnt have a trailer at that time and hotels were booked. It was busy, but enjoyed it so much we are going again in Sept on the way up to pick up our new 5.0 on Oct 1. we head in the other direction going home but didnt want to miss a second look at Yellowstone and Tetons.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:22 AM   #3
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

Hi: Pioneer..."Congraduations" on your new 5.0!!! How exciting and what a trip you will be planning to Chilliwack in Oct. By then the fall colours should be breathtaking. Alf
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:20 AM   #4
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

We are heading up to Yellowstone for the last Week in September and the first week of October, I would think by then we could find camp sites without reservations (for the campgrounds that are first come first serve)?

What are some good campgrounds? This will be my first time in Yellowstone.
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

We were there about that same time last year and were surprised that campgrounds were full. The weather was very nice so there were a lot of visitors. However, we were able to get a site at the campgrounds we wanted by being there by 9:30 a.m. Also, several of the campgrounds start closing in early September into October. Mammoth Springs campground is the only one open year round. Be sure to check on the Yellowstone website for closing dates. The only one with electrical outlets is Fishing Bridge and that is like a parking lot with hook ups. You can make reservations at Madison, a great campground and close to many of the main sights.

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We are heading up to Yellowstone for the last Week in September and the first week of October, I would think by then we could find camp sites without reservations (for the campgrounds that are first come first serve)?

What are some good campgrounds? This will be my first time in Yellowstone.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:45 PM   #6
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

We went in EOM July last year and all the campgrounds inside the Park were taken!! We ended up outside the Park and stayed at Lionshead RV park at the West Entrance to the park.. actually was a great location about 7mi from the park entrance.. If my memory serves me correctly there also was KOA there as well (they we're full as well)

We absolutely loved Yellowstone and would definitely go back..
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:56 PM   #7
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

We do have reservations for the first 3 nights at Madison, but we plan on moving around after that without reservations. I know you need to get into the campground early in the morning for the first come first serve campsites (dont want hook ups), that is what I am planning on doing. I know the summer months are packed, but I always hear late Sept. and early October is alot less visitors, still full, but managable to get first come first serve campsites in the national park campgrounds if you are early...does this sound accurate and fairly a safe bet?
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

We were told by one Ranger that 2009 might set a new record for the number of Park visitors. We were able to get into campsites when we were there early, but very few are open into October. http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisi...CP_JUMP_138397

It started snowing in the park about the 30th of September last year - the day after we left the park.

We had an amazingly wonderful time in the Park and hope to return soon
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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We have been there a couple of times. It is worth the trip. We are planning on touring Wyoming in about 2 weeks time and the Tetons and Yellowstone will be on our tour list.

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Old 05-14-2010, 12:24 AM   #10
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Re: Considering Yellowstone for first destination

Currently in Washington and heading home to PEI (Canada) with our new 17B. Expecting to spend a few days in Yellowstone next week 18th to 20th. Hope it's a good time weather wise.
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