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valhalla360

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Posted: 08/27/22 02:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got into Yellowstone Yesterday and so far things are great.

Staying at Fishing Bridge. Sites are tight but in good condition and well maintained. Got a reservation for 6 days about a month ago but there are lots of empty sites when we did a drive around.

So far we've gone up the Hayden Valley and done Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. This morning we did Old Faithful, Upper Basin and West Thumb Basin.

There are other people here but not bad at all. Old Faithful parking lot was maybe 25% full around 10am. We walked up and got a first row bench 5 min before she went off.

There is construction in a few places but nothing that is creating big delays. Mostly short sections of gravel where they are doing pavement repairs.

Next two days, we will be focusing on the north loop and we have a pass to drive into the Lamar Valley (reserved it just now and they had them available for tomorrow or the next day...also a ranger suggested, they aren't enforcing it strictly, so if no one is checking, you might just drive in without the reservation).

I'm guessing some of this is kids going back to school in the next week, so most summer vacations are over. I would say most people we see are older couples or people from overseas.

So far very pleased we decided to come regardless of the flooding.


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Posted: 08/27/22 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you the report. Complete, factual etc.


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Posted: 08/27/22 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Am I reading the web page right, is it $84/night to camp in Fishing Bridge?


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Posted: 08/27/22 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Awesome news. We are heading there in September but staying in a hotel outside the park.


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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Posted: 08/28/22 06:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

Am I reading the web page right, is it $84/night to camp in Fishing Bridge?


It was $54 8 years ago when we stayed there last - its all about location and FB is the only campground inside the park with full hookups


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Posted: 08/28/22 06:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the great update. I plan on going back in either 23 or 24. We frequently stay along the Beartooth but I guess we will have to wait until those roads get repaired to come in from the northeast.
Concerning Fishing Bridge, if you want full hook ups, you gotta get the old credit card dusted off. I don't think the price is bad considering it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
I personally stay in the other campgrounds within the park and deal with not having hookups.


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Thanks for the update. Can you post some pictures of the campground updates they did! We were there in 17 and it was around $60 or $65 a night. Well worth it for its location in Yellowstone. It was less than an hours drive to any corner of the park!


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Nice info on Yellowstone. Rving for 20+ years never had an interest to visit so call bucket list including Yellowstone, but may one day visit. National Geographics on TV is fine. These places are so crowded so we RV and visit other great places in our great country that don't make it on the bucket list. Rving boondock is our preference over crowded campgrounds.

valhalla360

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Posted: 08/28/22 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

Am I reading the web page right, is it $84/night to camp in Fishing Bridge?


Yeah, at first we choked on that but when we looked around, the private campgrounds outside the park most were $65-100 plus it's between 45min and 1.5hr drive just to get in to the loop road. The cheapest we found was $50 in Cody for a marginal looking place and it was going to be 1.5hr drive to get to the loop road.

By the time you add an extra 6-8 gal of gas per day plus wear and tear on the truck, it was cheaper to stay in the park.

Plus the best animal viewing time is dawn and dusk. Since we are 5-10min from some prime viewing areas, we can get out around 6:15am and 8:00pm and be back in the afternoon to relax and have lunch. Otherwise, we would be looking at leaving 4:30am and not getting back until 9:30pm.

If it really bothers you for around $40, there are some dry campgrounds. That's what we are doing this weekend down in Grand Tetons.

As they say in real estate...location, location, location.

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Posted: 08/28/22 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

Thanks for the update. Can you post some pictures of the campground updates they did!


Marginal internet right now but I'll try next week.

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