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Old 09-12-2015, 10:55 AM   #15
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Is it tooooo late???

All great inspiration and we are headed out TODAY!! Thank you for the stories. I guess I also need to know about the freezing temps and airstreams. This is only out second trip. And never before in the cold we did a summer trip to Maine, that's it. So will the pipes freeze? Do we have to winterize it? New airstreamers, so sorry for the questions. But yes we r going so thanks for the replies.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:17 AM   #16
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Check out Gros Venter campground in Teton NO, it does not close. Also west Yellowstone has a nice campground that doesn't close until after thanksgiving. South of Jackson WY is BLM areas open all year. Good luck.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:34 AM   #17
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Fall is great but provisions within the park may be very thin.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:41 PM   #18
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Good Campground Close To Yellowstone

Hi,
We were out at Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks in July. Yes, it was crowded.
We saw this campground as we went into Yellowstone through the East Entrance on HWY14/16/20. It is very convenient to Yellowstone and beautiful with the Buffalo Bill Reservoir in the background. We wished we had known about it before we had already made reservations elsewhere. It is very reasonable at $17.00 per night for the non/electric sites, and is open to September 30th. Most sites are first come first serve, but some are reservable. You have to make reservations for the reservable sites by Sept. 15th.
wyo-park.com - Buffalo Bill State Park make online reservations

We found the Hwy. 16 route over the Bighorn Mountains and into Cody,WY to be the most scenic and safest route to Yellowstone. HWY 16 merges with 14 and 20 and becomes HWY14/16/20 and takes you to the east entrance of Yellowstone.
Yellowstone’s East Entrance, the 50 most beautiful miles in America

Also if you have time go to Thermopolis, WY and visit the world's largest mineral hot spring at the state park. It would be really great to get in the 104 degree water mineral pool when the air is cool outside, and it is free.
http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/SiteInfo.aspx?siteID=9

If you do get to the Thermopolis area be sure to ride down the Wind River Valley Canyon Scenic-Byway between Shoshoni and Thermopolis. It is absolutely stunning.
https://www.wyomingtourism.org/thing...nic-Byway/8022

Hope you trip is going well and have a great time.
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Best time of year. Period.

Have a great trip. Hard sided camping easy through September. No tour buses to dodge either. You'll love it. I'm jealous😎
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Well, at least today, we had dozens of tour busses. The weather is great, though.
We do have a small fire going - about 400 acres. Not a big deal as it is out in the boonies but an impressive smoke plume.
The reservable campgrounds are filling everyday by noon and the rest by 3:00pm with the exception of Lewis Lake which seldom fills as it has a 25' length limitation.

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All great inspiration and we are headed out TODAY!! Thank you for the stories. I guess I also need to know about the freezing temps and airstreams. This is only out second trip. And never before in the cold we did a summer trip to Maine, that's it. So will the pipes freeze? Do we have to winterize it? New airstreamers, so sorry for the questions. But yes we r going so thanks for the replies.
One of the great things about Airstreams, the heater keeps the water pipes from freezing. You should not have any trouble during the day. Yellowstone in the fall is comfortable, maybe a little chilly, with possible freezing at night. If you use the heater to stay comfortable at night, you will not have any freeze problems. One concern is that the heater fan uses a lot of battery juice. So watch out for a low battery.

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Check out Gros Venter campground in Teton NO, it does not close.Good luck.

Nope, It closes 10/8. I'm there now and just asked.


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