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Road Trip to Yellowstone - Planning The Vacation of A Lifetime

  1. By lisa
  2. On Mar 16, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

ROAD TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK


The only RV camping facility that provides water, sewer and electrical hookups are the Fishing Bridge Campground at Yellowstone Lake. Only hard-sided RV units are allowed at Fishing Bridge due to the presence of bears in the area. So that you do not set yourself up for disappointment when you arrive, there are three important factors to consider and we will cover those in this article.

Road Trip to Yellowstone

The peak camping season in Yellowstone spans the months of July and August. Less crowded campgrounds are available between early May and after Labor day until most of the campgrounds have closed at the end of October.

Well, when you take a Yellowstone RV Camping trip you will get to live inside a volcano and much more. You may reserve a campsite includes, Fishing Bridge, Canyon Campground, Grant Village, Madison, and Bridge Bay Campground. The other campgrounds are dry camping only, meaning that depending on the campsite you will have access to vault toilets, potable water from hand pumps, dump stations at a few locations, and flush toilets at a few locations. The only campgrounds that do not allow the use of generators are Indian Creek, Lewis Lake, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, and Tower Fall. During the peak season of July 1st until Labor Day most campgrounds have a 14-day occupancy limit with the exception of Fishing Bridge RV Park.

There are a limited number of sites that will accommodate large RV rigs, so it is advisable to visit the National Park Service website to get information about specific size limits. Most of the camping sites are suitable for smaller RV units and tents.

The other campgrounds are dry camping only, meaning that depending on the campsite you will have access to vault toilets, potable water from hand pumps, dump stations at a few locations, and flush toilets at a few locations. The only campgrounds that do not allow the use of generators are Indian Creek, Lewis Lake, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, and Tower Fall. Generators may be run between 8 am and 8 pm daily.

Road Trip to Yellowstone National Park

When To Go To Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone is open all year, camping is limited to a few months each year with one notable exception. Mammoth Campground located near the North Entrance has campsites available year around and the road between the campground and Gardiner, Montana is kept plowed during the winter.

For more detailed information about the campgrounds click on this Yellowstone National Park RV Camping link and take a little time to learn about the full-time RV Camping lifestyle at our website. Now all you have to do is decide what attractions you want to visit at Yellowstone.

Other factors to consider before you hook up your RV and head to Yellowstone are the fees you need to plan for and how long you will be staying. During the peak season of July 1st until Labor Day most campgrounds have a 14-day occupancy limit with the exception of Fishing Bridge RV Park.

How often do you get to go camping inside an active volcano? Well, when you take a Yellowstone RV Camping trip you will get to live inside a volcano and much more.

Where To Stay at Yellowstone National Park


There are over 2,000 campsites available in Yellowstone with some sites being reservable in advance and others are available on a first-come, first served basis. Granted, there are a lot of campsites, but during the peak season available sites may be extremely difficult to find since most of the reserved sites will be booked in advance and there are long early morning waiting at the first-come, first serve facilities.