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Old 06-29-2009, 08:11 AM   #113
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There are some great threads right here in the "on the road" section of the forums on Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. My recommendation for Grand Teton is Colter Bay. If you have to have full hook ups they offer it right in the park in a nice wooded setting. The dry camping section is better and you can have a campfire there where as you can't in the full hook up section. Stay away from Flagg ranch. I'm not familiar with the Madison Arm, but I try to avoid RV resorts and places with hook ups. You can check out both parks while staying in one campground which would be the only advantage to Flagg ranch since it sits directly between the 2 parks.
Try hitting the search option in this sub-forum and typing in "Yellowstone".

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Sorry, this is a little off topic, but did you happen to stay at the Madison Arm (RV) Resort? We are planning on spending a few days there, and most reviews are positive. However, we would like input from anyone who has actually stayed there.

Also, we are having difficulty locating a campground in the Grand Teton area. Any suggestions are welcome...

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Old 06-29-2009, 08:14 AM   #114
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Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
Charlie, if you go to Glacier, be sure to go across the border to Waterton NP in Alberta.


That is an issue we're discussing now. I really want to check out Waterton if for no other reason then to say I've stepped foot on Canadian ground. My wife is concerned about the new regulations regarding passports which we don't have. We were going to wait until we get there to ask about this. With the cost of buying 4 passports just for this it wouldn't be worth it. Is there a lot to Waterton that we wouldn't see in Glacier?

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Passports and Waterton NP

I believe there's an alternative to a full blown passport—there's a card that costs less. For four, passports + photos (if you have an AAA membership, they're free; some post offices will do it for a price) are something like $75 each for the passports. Though the backlog isn't as bad as it was, you might have to have expedited service to make sure to get anything by the end of July—and that's something like $50 extra/passport. I think up until June 30 (leave and come back now!!) you could do it with driver's license and birth certificate. There are lesser charges for minor children I think.

In other words it's expensive and in my view, dumb. I think it's an insult to Canada as well, our closest friends. But, no one in the gov't asked me.

You can get the forms from most post offices or online. Google something like "passports" and you can find the costs and all the other stuff you need to know.

There are RV restrictions on the Going to Sun Highway and you'd better check that out. If anyone has acrophobia in your family, this is the road that will make them freak out.

Waterton is different. I liked it better. Here's some photos to encourage you get passports someday:
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