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Old 08-04-2016, 08:47 PM   #1
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Another Yellowstone Campground Question

Planning a trip for next summer, would like to stay at Madison or Grant campground.

I know it says 40ft max including tow vehicle, I have a 37' but will be towing my Jeep.

Do they make exceptions on this? I am going to call them in the morning but was just wondering if anyone has had luck

Can the wife drive the Jeep in and park it somewhere else?

I will be coming up from the south, is it that far going out the west gate and getting a site at Grizzlys?

Any campgrounds coming up from the south on 191?
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We really like The Virginian RV park and Hotel. Stayed there a few times now, the park is nothing to boast about, gravel full hookup, and you get to use the small hotel amenities. But Location...in the center of Jackson, WY. From there you can drive up to West Yellowstone KOA. Very large, well maintained park with lots of amenities, heated pool, small restaurant, six miles from the West park entrance.
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I can't imagine the 40' limit would apply to your towed vehicle unless you keep it hooked up. Grizzly is very nice, and West Yellowstone is easy access into that area of the park. Of course Yellowstone is quite large, so its a long ways from any one side of the park to another.
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Looks like I will have to travel to the westside of the park.


I talk to the reservation place, and they said the limit applies to a towed vehicle, I even asked about driving the towed vehicle in, and they said it did not matter.


So I will just find a campground on the outside of the park


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Ok talked to another reservation person, said that I can park the towed vehicle in overflow parking area, and that each campground has a overflow parking area.


So well see how this goes.
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If you get a 40' space for a 37' motorhome, park your car at an angle in front of the motorhome after backing in. You'll fit.


We've been in Yellowstone many, many times with our 40' motorhome and Jeep and never had a problem not fitting. We've stayed in Madison, Mammoth and Bridge Bay.
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If you get a 40' space for a 37' motorhome, park your car at an angle in front of the motorhome after backing in. You'll fit.


We've been in Yellowstone many, many times with our 40' motorhome and Jeep and never had a problem not fitting. We've stayed in Madison, Mammoth and Bridge Bay.


Yes I got a 40' spot at Grant campground

Ok great, thanks for the reply, gives me a little more confidence
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Here's a site that shows a picture of each campsite. Look on the reservations site for 40' sites and see what they look like. You can do the same for Grant or others in the park.

Madison Campground - Photos, Information, and Reviews

We feel we get a better national park experience if we stay in the park itself.
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I worked in Yellowstone as a campground host. You must have all 4 wheels on the pavement.
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4 wheels on pavement is easily doable with a Jeep when it's angled.
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Can you book a separate site for the toad?

We stayed at Grizzly last year. A very nice park, but we spent way too many hours in the toad when we could've been hiking or sight seeing.


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We stayed at Buffalo Run, 3402 US-20, Island Park, ID 83429.
Not far from West yelowstone.
We found it a nice place and centrally located as we spent some time in the Targhee National forest. If you get a chance visit Mesa Falls and drive the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway
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Here's a site that shows a picture of each campsite. Look on the reservations site for 40' sites and see what they look like. You can do the same for Grant or others in the park.

Madison Campground - Photos, Information, and Reviews

We feel we get a better national park experience if we stay in the park itself.
I agree with you, about staying in the park.

Thanks for the link to the pictures, they came in handy.

When do you get assigned an actual spot? when you arrive?

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I agree with you, about staying in the park.

Thanks for the link to the pictures, they came in handy.

When do you get assigned an actual spot? when you arrive?

thanks everyone for the replies
Even though we've stayed in Yellowstone we've never reserved a site so I don't know how the reservations work.

Mammoth doesn't accept reservations.

We stayed in Madison and Bridge Bay and picked up a cancellation.

For all, we got there early morning.
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