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Old 06-18-2016, 09:30 PM   #1
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Suggestions for last minute Yellowstone?

We are planning on trying to see some of Yellowstone next week or early the following week. We know there is no chance of finding an rv park close by but hope to find something that is an hour or so away that would be fairly nice and have full hook ups.

Would appreciate any suggestions on general locations to look at and even campground suggestions. I would prefer Montana but not sure if that is the best option.

And yes I know the park is huge buy we really just want to spend a few days seeing the highlights and then we need to move on.


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Old 06-18-2016, 10:48 PM   #2
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If Grizzly is really full (it is rather large)...

try calling here:

It's basically just the backside lot of the IMAX theater in West Yellowstone, but is new, full hook-ups, clean and VERY close to the west park gate (and all the stuff that West Yellowstone offers).
Buffalo Crossing RV Park - West Yellowstone, MT - RV Park Reviews

We are not affiliated, but stayed there and had a good visit.

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Old 06-18-2016, 10:52 PM   #3
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I second Grizzly Park in West Yellowstone. Give it a try.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:55 PM   #4
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There are 100s of spaces you will fit in with hookups in West Yellowstone RV parks, and it's only 1/2 hour from the figure 8 loop road's Madison Junction. Also a nice town for un-winding after a long day in the park, has good bars, stores, and food.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:59 PM   #5
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We have had good luck getting last minute reservations at Buffalo Crossing RV park in West Yellowstone, MT. Keep trying daily, up to the last minute. Openings pop up frequently. Well run park, backs right up to the boundary of YNP.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:42 AM   #6
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Options for visiting Yellowstone

Last year we stayed at Red Rocks CG in Island Park.... @20miles west of West Yellowstone. Good location for visiting that side of the park (with your toad) as well as some beautiful wilderness areas outside of the Park. Roomy for big rigs, no shade from the heat though. Hope you have a good time.

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Old 06-19-2016, 12:42 PM   #7
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Thanks all! As soon as we get our rig in for service and know when we can get back on the road I will check these out!
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:42 PM   #8
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From your previous posts you've been planning this trip for a long time. So sorry for the repair issue.

Don't rule out RV parks nearby. People cancel every day. Just make a list and start calling when you have an idea of when you'd be there. Look at the recommended review sites such as RVParksReview.com (the link was given above) and pick out some towns you would be near and you'll find RV parks.

You mentioned you'd prefer Montana so check out Gardiner, Livingston, Bozeman, Ennis. If using RVParksReview.com when you're on one of those towns, on the left it will give you options nearby.

Even though it's short notice, definitely check Fishing Bridge RV in the park itself. As stated, there are always cancellations. I'd call Fishing Bridge instead of doing it online.

Also check West Yellowstone and Island Park, Idaho for RV parks. They are close. If you're near Cody, Wyoming that's another option. Don't rule out state parks in those areas. Most have water and electric and a dump station and bathrooms with showers.

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Old 06-19-2016, 05:36 PM   #9
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We are booked for a space just outside the park in Idaho. Twenty some miles outside of Yellowstone in the center of the figure 8. The cost was 1/3 the price of using some of the campgrounds right next to the park.

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