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Old 05-31-2015, 07:05 AM   #29
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Well we are 350 miles into our trip and stopped for the night outside of St Louis .
All is well to this point.
I have to give a special shout out to the New Koni shocks.
The whole coach handles different. Less away from truck passing and overall much better ride quality.
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First stop at KOA in NE.
Ran into a guy coming down from Montana that states most roads around Yellowstone are closed due to snow.
I called the park and got a different story.
Anybody up in Yellowstone area have any insight into current road conditions or where I could get them
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First day, no rain, nice campground right off I80 Grand Island KOA
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Yellowstone National Park Fees

I just received a note from the tour company we're using at Yellowstone about the change in fees.

For everyone's information:

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On May 11th the park service announced the changes for summer park entrance fees starting June 1, 2015:


$15 per person 1-7 days Yellowstone & Tetons

$30 per private vehicle 1-7 days Yellowstone only

$30 per private vehicle 1-7 days Tetons only

$50 per private vehicle 1-7 days Yellowstone & Tetons

$80 Annual for all National Park (this rate stayed the same)

$10 Lifetime Senior Pass for all National Parks (this rate stayed the same)
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FYI -- here's the Official Road status guide..

Park Roads - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Looks like Old Faithful to West Thumb is currently closed, so if you are coming in from the south or east entrance, you'll have to go the long way 'round to get to Old Faithful. That section (Craig Pass) is scheduled to open June 11th.

We are currently looking to be in the area around the 12th of June or so... although we will likely come in the west entrance.

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RV park question for those who have been. We are torn between the KOA and Grizzly RV park at the west entrance.
Anybody know anything about either park that you could share would be great!!

Like you, haven't been, but Grizzly enjoys a really good reputation.


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RV park question for those who have been. We are torn between the KOA and Grizzly RV park at the west entrance.
Anybody know anything about either park that you could share would be great!!
We stayed at Grizzly last summer. We're taking the son, DIL, & grandson this summer and will stay there again. Nice place.
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I can only comment on the KOA; it is nothing special but it can be tight for larger coaches (we're 40') and I had to keep an eye out for vertical clearance. The park itself was clean and nice but not walking distance from town, which I believe Grizzly is. (It didn't really matter for us because we were just overnighting on our way out, not using it as a basecamp).

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Made it in the West Yellowstone KOA last night.
Biggest climb was actually in the park.
The PA did a fantastic job getting us here.
We are set up and looking forward to a great stay.
Even the deluxe sites here are a little on the small side, along with the slope and trees.
It has been raining every evening from what we are told, so the ground is soaked.
Last night we had hail.
Temps are in the high 30's this morning 😱
KOA in Douglas was also nice, however be aware they have about 20K rabbits running around on the property.
The dogs where not able to concentrate long enough for anything😅
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Glad you all made it safe! Hope the rain and hail tapers down for when we go in three weeks.
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Did drive through Grizzly park today. It is a very nice park right on the edge of town.
About 10 minutes from downtown.... Walking at a slow pace.

Great time in the park today did most of the West side items today.
If your staying in the park and are planning on going to Mammoth Hot Springs there is construction for 17 miles of the 40 or so miles. I lane gravel road. Make sure you plan an extra hour for traffic
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We have a day of relative rest today, going into west Yellowstone "shopping".
Will be getting packed up tonight and heading out by around 5 am to our next adventure Mt Rushmore/Sturgis.

If your planning on seeing all of Yellowstone to include a few hikes make sure you plan at least 3 days. We drove to most places and did walk a ways with the dogs. 300 miles in 2 days on the Tahoe all inside the park
Did not see a bear or moose but
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Trip is all done. Great time and only one mishap with the toad. Pin broke on the left side.
Thankfully road did not break free and was able to control stop.
Had to buy a now BO bar on Billings, it was a great time all around and some good family time
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