Trying to plan a trip to Yellowstone right around the 1st week in September. Does anyone have recommendations for RV Parks? We have a 36' 5th wheel with slides and will be traveling with my BIL who is pulling a 30 ft Airstream.We haven't been there since the 70's and then not in an RV. We've had some bad experiences in some of the state and national parks with the rv and would be glad to camp somewhere close instead of in the park. Thanks!
Grizzly RV park in West Yellowstone is very nice. If you want something cheaper, try the Baker's Hole National Forest Service campground. It's about 3 miles north of West Yellowstone. It has about 1/2 the sites with electric, no water or sewer. You can dump at Grizzly for a fee.
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Single empty-nester in Middle TN
We were there a number of years ago just before Labor Day weekend. Seems like most of the shops & restaurants were closing down, or drastically reducing their staff. Don't know how things are now??? Probably much less crowded than during summer.
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Contrary to what I usually believe, this might be a good year to wait a little while before committing to an RV Park for the September time frame. Moisture in the park is a bit low, and the long range forecast (that is french for wild arse guess) calls for warmer and drier than average, so there is a chance of some pretty good forest fires. It won't effect much of Yellowstone, the park is too big, but you would want to make your basecamp far from the fires to avoid the smoke. We like the north Entrance, best for animal watching and fishing, but not so good for the geyser basins, for that West Yellowstone is the closest. I am not a fan of Fishing Bridge as a basecamp, even though it is in the park. Too cramped, no wifi or Cable TV and no restaurants or easy access to staples like groceries, etc. It is no closer to the Geyser Basins, the Lamar Valley or many other attractions than anywhere else, and once Dunraven Pass closes (generally by mid September) going north is a big trip. September is a great time, have a great trip.
I recommend Grizzly in West Yellowstone. After Labor Day is a great time to go since school has started, so crowds are down. Also, breeding season for many of the critters and its cooler, so they're more active during the day.
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We arrived at Yellowstone last September on the 17th. Weather was spectacular for two weeks and no crowds. We stayed at several of the park CG's with no reservations and had no problems getting a site anywhere we went.
We went in 2009 and stayed at Grizzly. It is a very nice park, clean and at that time very well ran. West Yellowstone is nice and it is 1/2 mile from the west entrance to the park. Wolf and Bear sanctuary in West Yellowstone is also worth a visit.