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Old 06-04-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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cody, wyoming?

it's starting to look like we may stretch our trip another week, go from jackson to YS, spend a night or 2 at fishing bridge, then over to cody for a couple days.
Never camped in cody, what's good?
good to me is full hookups and a nice pool.

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Old 06-04-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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Have not camped there. We took a day trip from Yellowstone to Cody and we spent all day in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center:

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What an amazing place and we had no idea how neat until we got there.

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We stayed at the KOA, nice with plenty of space.

Absoroka CG also nice but a bit more crowded.

There is a least one on the other side of town but I didn't check it out.

If at all possible, while in Cody, see the museum and if time permits take a day to drive the Beartooth scenic Highway.
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From Cody - DO - go to Red Lodge Mt. and drive the BearTooth Highway. Its someting that you will remember forever. Dosen't get any better.
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We stayed at Absaroka Bay in '08. The sites were w little narrow, but the CG was fairly quiet. Full hookups for about $26 back then.

I second what Rich and Cork said about the Cody Historical Center. You might also drive the toad up to the Beartooth Mountains for some nice scenery. Don't take the RV.
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We stayed at Ponderosa Campground which is just a couple of blocks from the museum. Very nice campground but has no pool. I believe (if Woodall's listings are correct) that the KOA on the east side of town is only one in Cody with a pool.
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I don't know if you have already been to Yellowstone National Park - Campgrounds in Yellowstone (U.S. National Park Service)
, but is it a good idea to phone for reservations. Some months ago Fishing Bridge CG was being upgraded and sites longer than 30' were unavailable, they should be completed by now_but who knows.
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If you need hookups forget Fishing Bridge, w/s ONLY no electric this summer, the CG is being rewired.
NO electric inside the park.
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We also stayed at the Ponderosa last year - great folks and walking distance to the museum (easily a half day+) Chamber of Commerce across from the museum HAD free tickets last yr. Ponderosa desk also had some. Also need to see (and eat at) Wild Bills restaurant a few blocks east of the museum.
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We stayed at the Cody KOA. Full hookups and a pool. I liked the location as it was just east of town with an Albertsons shopping center about a mile away.
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We've stayed at Absaroka in Cody and found it to be decent. The Beartooth drive is awesome. Check out Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and the Beartooths for pics. We've taken it in our Bus as well as with the toad.
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We did the beartooth while on a car club get together in 2006, there's my Camaro convertible on the top of the world. Yes, that was quite a ride.

Thanks for the tips in Cody and the word on yellowstone.
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We stayed @ Ponderosa last summer. The campground is a bit crowded but it is in the prime location to see almost everything in Cody.
Driving the Beartooth was a real thrill and very scenic.
The Buffalo Bill Museum is a "must see".
A walk down the main street, stopping in the shops, and a cold drink @ the Hotel Erma Bar is also a lot of fun.
They have a "shoot-out" just outside the Hotel Erma that is fun for the kids to see.
We also went to the rodeo out on the west side of town. Lots of fun.
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Spent two nights in CODY and highly recommend the Ponderosa CG. This is absolutely the best choice here. I checked out all the others after we arrived. Unless you need a pool, Ponderosa is the best. There is a Super Walmart less than a mile away, you are biking distance from downtown, the Rodeo (a must do) is only 3 miles away, and the CG is very nice. Great staff and nice, SHADED sites. Did I mention the sites are SHADED? If you are staying here in the summer you will really appreciate the SHADE. The other campgrounds are all much lower quality. The KOA is your typical urban KOA, small, closely spaced sites and a lot of pavement and gravel. At Ponderosa, almost every site has a well maintained lawn.

I second all the other posters thoughts on the to dos:
Rodeo (every night in the summer)
Museum (opens at 0800)
Beartooth / Chief Joeseph Loop day trip - (best scenic drive in the USA)

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