Looking for some information on Mt. Rushmore / Yellowstone area. My wife, daughter, son-in-law, two grandkids & I will be in the mt. Rushmore/Yellowstone area end of July, first part of August. Our rig is a 30ft trailer. We have booked 7 nights at Custer state Park. We would then like to spend 4-7 nights near Yellowstone. Anybody have some information on a park to stay near Yellowstone? Also any information or experience on sights & things to due in this area would be appreciated. The grandkids ages are 9 & 11.
I'll agree with Grizzly. Very clean, right outside the West entrance to YNP, and close to town. A little pricey, but hey... West Yellowstone also has the Wolf/Grizzly Discovery center right near the campground, which is where some of the wildlife from YNP are relocated when necessary and can be seen up close. W. Yellowstone is a pretty nice little town within walking distance. And of course, you might find a couple of things to look at in YNP... Hope you have a great trip!
We stayed at West Yellowstone KOA for seven days and loved it. It's a pretty drive about six miles from the West entrance to Yellowstone. We loved the drive inside Yellowstone in the early mornings through Madison Valley along the river and watched the elk herds, eagles, etc along Madison River. The KOA has a very nice indoor pool, gift shop with homemade fudge, and a patio resturant that serves pancakes in the morning and BBQ in the evenings. We enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle after a day of touring and enjoyed relaxing at our campsite. The camp sites are very nice, some with porch swings.
They have a nice web site with pictures.
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We enjoyed Grizzly, though we did have trouble with mosquitoes and could not sit outside. WiFi was very slow, but we would definitely stay there again. location was great and we liked the little town.we spent four days on the loops and felt satisfied until the next time that we get out there.
If I was going to Yellowstone, I personally would like to stay in the park! I`ve heard West Yellowstone is nice, but the ride to the North or the East side of the park, although beautiful, would be long!
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We really like Grizzly, but with kids - I would think the KOA with a pool might suit you. Yes, you will spend long days in the park, but the gks might like to splash around a bit. Generally, we like to stay in a np, but I don't think there is any great advantage doing so in Yellowstone - Fishing Bridge is a parking lot, and I am guessing that you would want E at least?
We love Custer SP. Make sure you drive the wildlife loop, and bring lots of carrots for those pesky beggin burros!!! Take an easy hike around Sylvan Lake. Needles Highway. There is so much to do in the area - but I'm not up on kids stuff - have a great trip
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Yellowstone is a HUGE park and that led to our decision to stay at Fishing Bridge; it is the only CG in YNP with full hookups. Parking lot? Maybe, but nobody I know goes to Yellowstone to hang out in the CG. JMHO Fishing Bridge is centrally located and you'll STILL do a lot of driving even just to see the highlights. If the kids are old enough have them do the Junior Ranger programs at YNP - that will keep them occupied and teach them a lot of stuff they'll never get in a classroom.
Be sure you're stocked up on food if you stay in the park; even basic groceries are expensive. You'll need the furnace and warm clothes; even in July it gets down into the 30's at night in Yellowstone.
On edit: Suggested route leaving Custer: take Rt. 16 west then Rt. 85 north, then take Rt. 585 into Sundance. Nice drive and you can swing by Devil's Tower on the way.