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Old 02-01-2007, 07:02 PM   #15
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We will be at the Fishing Bridge RV Park, inside Yellowstone from June 25th until June 30th. It’s the only campground in the park with full hookups. This will be our first camping trip “out west” and our first big trip with the Safari. We are really looking forward to it.

I went skiing at Jackson Hole a few years ago and I agree that the Tetons and Jenny Lake are beautiful.

Are any more Streamers going to be at Fishing Bridge? Is it a nice campground?
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:27 PM   #16
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What time in the morning can you drive into the park to avoid traffic?
Between 03:15 and 03:16.

But seriously folks, depite the amenities I would avoid Fishing Bridge like a confused moose who thinks your Airstream is a moosette. Crammed in like sardines and when I was there the water pressure was soooo high it almost blew out my pipes and I had to disconnect and use the tank.

We also stayed at Madison and thought it was great. Centrally located, lots of room and excellent campfire programs. Best coyote chorus I ever heard at night.

If you have pets the National Parks are really persnickity. Yellowstone was also the only place I ever camped that a little greywater leaking on the blacktop was ever mentioned.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:37 PM   #17
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In summer, stay inside the park

In summer, I'd recommend staying inside the park. I take that back, stay within the Yellowstone park no matter when you visit. As someone else mentioned, the distances can be long and there will be traffic jams during the high season ... all it takes is a herd of buffalo crossing the road to stop traffic.
We visited 3 years ago in September and stayed at Fishing Village, with hookups. Next time, and that will be within the next few years, we'll stay at the primitive campground near the north entrance. In September, we practically had the park to ourselves, at least in comparison to summertime. It was very relaxing and very beautiful. Hang around for 5 days or more, paddle, hike and visit the developed sites. Don't forget a lunch or dinner at one or both of the lodges.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:49 PM   #18
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I always camped when visiting Yellowstone as a kid... I'd have to check with my dad to remember the camping facilities. I do know that the last time we went we did a 'day-trip' (J.H to Yellowstone & back) and we missed sooooo much. You definitely need time, it IS huge!!
I can't believe I forgot- you have to take the hike down to upper falls (could be lower- I can't recall-- but the BIG one), it is a long down/ and back up, but incredible, because you're practically on the very edge of the waterfall. You can feel the spray!! It's worth the gnarly hike!

Canoe- yes!! Jenny lake, the lake at the Lodge, and even a scenic trip down parts of the snake are awesome!
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:00 PM   #19
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Old photo of the Falls

Try zooming in and look to the top right... that's where you hike down!!


And the other pic I found on-line- it's pretty cool!!
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:29 PM   #20
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Memories of Yellowstone.......

Wow...

I may be a little off base by saying this, cuz it was 1975 when i was last there in Yellowstone... But when I was just a kid, and traveled with my Grandparents in their Airstream, Yellowstone was definitely their favorite, and we went there every other year from the summer of 69 to the summer of 75.

I remember we always stayed at Fishing Bridge... i have since heard that it is the only "full-service, full hookup" trailer park in the whole Park.....true???

[Sidenote here....once in awhile my (10 and 12 y/o) kids and i will comment on gas prices, and they ask me what was the cheapest price I ever remember.....and i will always remember the Conoco Gas Station in front of the Hamilton Store at Fishing Bridge.....this would be Summer 1969. 22 cents a gallon!!]

Are the Hamilton Stores still there in the Park??? Prolly not....I am talking near ancient history here!!!

Definitely, do not miss the Old Faithful Inn....Canyon Junction, and the Morning Glory Pool.... Norris Junction.... The falls are something to see...

Gramps used to roust me up out of my bunk sometimes at 5am, to go fishing with him, and we'd drive down the road from Fishing Bridge, and go to a place called Sand Point. Also another place called Sedge Creek. These were both on Yellowstone Lake, or the river.....one... But I distinctly remember seeing these absolutely HUGE bear paw prints fresh in the sand and mud on the looooong trail thru the woods leading back to Gramp's fishing holes. One time, inevitably, we met up with Mrs. Smokey the Bear, and her two cubbies. They were about 100 ft away, and mama was visibly bothered by our trespass.
Gramps and i verrrrrry quietly retreated back thru the trail to our car....and from then on, Gramps carried his trusty .45 in his jacket pocket with him when we trekked thru the wilderness at Yellowstone!! haha!!

We always stopped at Cody on our way into the park, and then stayed a day or two at Jackson Hole. Used to be an awesome place to eat there on the main drag called the Wagon Wheel in Jackson Hole.....prolly loooooong gone now.

Now, 30+ years later, and I have my own 69 23' Safari, a clone to the one I made those wonderful trips in many yrs ago..... My kids have placed Yellowstone as their #1 favorite destination they want to see.....so....looks like that clinches it!!

I'll be on the phone soon to make reservations at Fishing Bridge!!!

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When it is my time, I want to go peacefully,
And in my sleep.....Just like my Grandfather....
Not screaming, kicking and in a state of panic,
like the other passengers in his car were......
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I believe the Wagon Wheel is still there...
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:46 PM   #22
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We're thinking about going out there leaving NY sometime around the 9th of July any one planning on going there around that time.

Also looking for all suggestion on where to go stay and what to avoid?
Avoid Grizzles...

Am looking forward to hearing about your trip.
We hope to go in 2008.

For animal visits/views...I 'read' that Fishing Bridge is good location inside park.
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If you see this guy. . .

We came face to face with this bison in August. If you see him tell him Hi for us.

Yellowstone is a great place to visit. I suggest you look into reservations to assure a place to put the trailer. We stayed for six days and had a wonderful time.
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We haven't laid out a plan yet to know where we want to make reservations.
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Try zooming in and look to the top right... that's where you hike down!!


And the other pic I found on-line- it's pretty cool!!
That picture is just fabulous.
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Wow...
i have since heard that it is the only "full-service, full hookup" trailer park in the whole Park.....true???

[Sidenote here....once in awhile my (10 and 12 y/o) kids and i will comment on gas prices, and they ask me what was the cheapest price I ever remember.....and i will always remember the Conoco Gas Station in front of the Hamilton Store at Fishing Bridge.....this would be Summer 1969. 22 cents a gallon!!]


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Yeah Fishing Bridge is the only full hookup spot in the park, and you pay the price! And by the way there is no fishing allowed off the bridge!

Last summer I paid over $4/gal for gas .
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Things to see while there

Yellowstone is one of our favorite places to visit. We were there last in September of 2005. September was a great time to be there. We've been there in the spring and summer, but this was the first trip that was in the early fall. We stayed for 5 days there and then moved down into the Tetons for a few days. Here's a link to some of the pictures that we took while we were there on the last trip.

Kruzan Photography - our travels through pictures


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Old 02-08-2007, 10:53 AM   #28
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My wife and I will be spending the entire summer and fall at Yellowstone's Edge RV Park, which is along Hwy 89 on the Yellowstone River about 30 miles north of the Park. Over the years, we've stayed in many of the campgrounds both in and around the Park and this one has become our favorite.

Here's a link to their website, including some of the scenery from our Airstream when we wake up in the morning:

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