Trying to decide on best date. Our choices are May 5th or June 2nd. We will be staying a week. We are wondering if there will be zillions of school groups on field trips in May??? Which date do you think is better and why. Thought someone who lives in the area may be able to give us their advice. Thanks.
I was there the first week or so of May last year. I wouldn't say a "zillion" but there WERE school groups. One teacher and I dang near came to blows about her letting the kids run loose....a kid stepped on my sore foot, I pushed him away and she had the nerve to chew ME out!!!!!! So, if you can tolerate inconsiderate, uncontrolled kids, go for it.....
I visited a year ago in April before the schools Spring break. The weather was great and the park was empty. There were no issues with event tickets, restaurant reservations or camping. May and June is way past the ideal time and the temps and humidity are high. Visit this year and then consider early plans for next year.
One thing about making trips to uberpopular spots like this easer is attitude. Accept the fact there will be crowds. Accept the fact there will be brats. Accept the fact you may have to wait in line. And take the attitude of "it is what it is". It makes these things much more bearable.